Westford Hill Distillers, a craft distiller located in Ashford, Connecticut, has been invited by the Smithsonian Institution to help kick off FOOD in the Garden 2014: Waterways and Foodways. The series, which will be held Thursdays in September, began on September 4 at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
Now is the time to plan an outing to a local sugar house to learn about the ancient art of making syrup from the sap of maple trees. Since maple syrup is produced only in northeastern North America, I consider it to be one of the most special agricultural products made in Connecticut. If you’ve never seen sap collected from sugar maples and cooked down until it’s syrup, make it your mission to attend one of the events below
I have one word to describe Parallel Post at the Trumbull Marriott: phenomenal. I could say it’s because they source everything as locally as possible. When they can’t, superior quality still reigns. They want organic. They want fair trade. They want sustainable. What you get is high-quality, clean food.
I almost forgot that I had expressed interest in trying a Bourbon Spice Rack, the mixed drink that Gretchen Thomas, Barcelona Restaurant Group’s Wine & Spirits Director, had developed to showcase DOC’s USDA Organic Maple Syrup. DOC’s participated in Barcelona’s Farmigo program last year and has become a staple ingredient at the restaurant.