Gilbertie’s Hosts Parallel Post Farm Dinner

Parallel Post Holds “Farm to Trumbull” Dinner at Gilbertie’s

Parallel Post is holding the third dinner in their four-part dining series, Farm-To-Trumbull, on Sunday, August 10, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens in Easton.  Thirty guests will enjoy a seasonal menu prepared by James Beard-nominated Chef Dean James Max, Executive Chef Chris Molyneux, and Chef de Cuisine Ali Goss of Parallel Post.

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For $75 per person (tax and 18 percent gratuity not included), guests enjoy a welcome cocktail and sampling of small bites, followed by a family-style dinner ripe with the season’s finest local ingredients, wine pairings presented by Parallel Post’s resident mixologist, Greg Genias aka “Bootleg Greg,” and an all-you-can-indulge dessert bar.

Roger Ho-Yen, PTR Photography.

The menus for the series focuses on local-in-season ingredients and follows the philosophy that natural and sustainable products, and responsible farming, are the key components in ingredient selection.  The menu will be inspired by the farms’ fresh offerings of the day and as such, patrons will be invited to embrace their adventurous side with the Farm-to-Trumbull menu being revealed that day.

This dinner will be held outdoors at Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens, 65 Adams Rd, Easton, CT.

Roger Ho-Yen, PTR Photography. Cropped.

Parallel Post believes in strengthening the farming community and engages local purveyors for a majority of its ingredients – seafood from Norm Bloom & Sons in Norwalk, Conn. and Foley Fish in Boston, Mass.; meats from Ox Hollow Farm in Roxbury, Conn.; milk and ice cream from The Farmer’s Cow in Lebanon, Conn.; and greens from Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens in Westport, Conn.

Roger Ho-Yen, PTR Photography.

The Parallel Post’s Farm-to-Trumbull 30-person dinner series will conclude on Wednesday, October 8.  Tickets to the Farm-to-Trumbull dinners are available for advance purchase at $75++ per person. To RSVP for the August 10 dinner, please e-mail


Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens is an independent garden center located in Westport. Their farm in Easton is a USDA Certified organic grower of the finest herbs, vegetables, annuals and perennials that are sold at the garden center and other retailers. Gilbertie’s has extensive landscape products and holds educational lectures and seminars that will help you enhance your garden year-round. For more information about Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens, please visit


Chef Dean James Max returns to his farm-raised roots in his latest venture, Parallel Post at the Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway. Offering a bold and flavorful menu featuring modern American cuisine with Northeastern regional flair, Parallel Post brings an unseen level of quality and creativity to the culinary landscape of Trumbull, Connecticut. The intimate, yet casual eatery uses seasonal, local ingredients prepared with contemporary, healthy techniques. The menu is comprised of a wide array of options from snacks to small plates, large entree, and a multi-course tasting menu. Parallel Post serves breakfast Monday through Friday from 6:30 to 11:00 a.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; lunch Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and dinner daily from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Parallel Post is located at 180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull, Conn inside the Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway.  For more information please visit or call 203.380.6380.

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