Wednesday, August 26th at 6:00 PM
“50 Mile” Vegetarian Beer Dinner hosted by Pretty Things Ale Project
The month of August brings some of the most amazing vegetables from our local farms, the ripest fruits from our favorite orchards and of course great farmstead cheeses… so what better way to honor them then a Farm-to-Table VEGETARIAN Beer Dinner? All produce, dairy, cheese and beer will be supplied by local producers within 50 miles of the Armsby Abbey.
Join us here at the Armsby Abbey as we honor our favorite New England Farms and the items they produce. Look for special guests from the farms we will be spotlighting, Owner/Brewer Dan & Martha Paquette of Pretty Things Ale Project will be here to chat about each of their beers and Alec will be on hand to talk about each course.
The Armsby Abbey will be closed to the general public this evening from 6PM – 10PM so all our dinner guests can thoroughly enjoy a night of great food, beer and conversation! This dinner is $58/pp and is strictly limited to 65pp with Reservations in advance ONLY.
Please note, as this event is all about community, we will be implementing communal seating throughout the restaurant. If this is an issue for anyone, kindly let us know now so we can resell your seat(s). However, as you all know, we only have 9 tables in total and 18 bar seats at the Armsby Abbey; the majority of reservations thus far have been for parties of 2. To guarantee your own table, a party of 6pp is needed.
“50 Mile” Vegetarian Beer Dinner Menu
Hosted by Pretty Things Ale Project
August 26, 2009
Patty Pan Squash from Morse Farm, Purple & Green Peppers from Woodstock Orchards, Cousa Squash, Summer Squash, Broccoli, Heirloom Tomatoes and Cherry Tomatoes all from Berberian Farm served with a Creamy Goat Cheese dip featuring Chevre from Crystal rook Farm, Roasted Heirloom Garlic & Basil
House Pickled Yellow Beans from Morse Farm, Cucumbers, Beets, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Anaheim Peppers and Green Beans all from Berberian Farm
House Baked Breads, our “50 Mile” Conserve and Housemade Butter
Arugula & Black Seeded Simpson from Berberian Farm and Fresh Nectarines just picked at Tougas Farm dressed in a Basil-Honey Vinaigrette made with Pretty Things American Darling and Wildflower Honey from Honey Etc. topped off with Westfield Farms Classic Blue Goat Cheese served with a Antul Aleworks Spent-Grain Crisp
A Creamy Baked Corn & Chevre Pudding featuring Chevre from Crystal Brook Farm, Green Peppers from Morse Farm, Butter/Sugar Corn & Scallions from Berberian Farm topped with Cilantro
Confounded Mr. Sysiphus
Lightly seasoned roasted Corn Bisque featuring Sweet Butter/Sugar Corn and Leeks from Berberian Farm, Heirloom Breakfast Onions from Rachel’s Garden and an Assortment of Herb Roasted Potatoes from Morse Farm served with Squash Fritters made with a variety of locally grown Squash & Smiths Farm Extra Sharp Cheddar
Homemade Whole Wheat Popover filled with locally foraged sautéed Black Trumpet & Chicken of the Woods Mushrooms, Housemade Butter, Baby Sweet Onions from Morse Farm, a Carrot-Parsnip-Mint Puree and St. Botolph’s Blanched Green Beans from Berberian Farm
St. Boltoph’s Town
Housemade Ricotta sweetened with Wildflower Honey set in a crust of Spent Grain & Whole Wheat Flour, topped with Caramelized Peaches from Tougas Farm and a Glaze made with Baby Tree served with a Lavender infused Housemade Whipped Cream
We at the Armsby Abbey would like to sincerely thank all the local Farmers, Artisans and Brewers who helped contribute to this unique 50 Mile Vegetarian Beer Dinner whom without this could never be possible!
Pretty Things Ale Project (Cambridge, MA)
All the Tasty Beer Consumed this Evening!
Gibson Dairy Farm (Worcester, MA)
Organic Local Eggs, Cream and Milk
(of which our Butter, Whipped Cream & Ricotta are made from)
Berberian Farm (Northboro, MA)
Cucumbers, Beets, Cousa Squash, Summer Squash, Zucchini, Broccoli, Arugula, Black Seeded Simpson, Scallions, Parsnips, Green Beans, Annaheim Peppers, Dill, Basil, Cilantro, Mint, Butter/Sugar Corn and Heirloom, Beefsteak & Cherry Tomatoes
Michael Porter’s Garden (South Grafton, MA)
Tougas Farm (Northboro, MA)
Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Peaches, Nectarines
Westfield Farms (Hubbardston, MA)
Classic Blue Chevre
Morse Farm (Southbridge, MA)
Patty Pan Squash, Green Peppers, Baby Sweet Onions, Yellow Beans, Heirloom Garlic
Carola, Red Creamer, Yellow Finn and Yukon Creamers Potatoes
Woodstock Orchards (Woodstock, CT)
Purple and Green Peppers
Rachel’s Garden (Moosup, CT)
Heirloom Breakfast Onions
Duhamel’s Garden (Woodstock, CT)
Smiths Farm (Winchendon, MA)
Extra Sharp Cheddar
Crystal Brook Farm (Sterling, MA)
Honey Etc. (Princeton, MA)
Antul Aleworks (Worcester, MA)
Wayside Inn Gristmill (Sudbury, MA)
Whole Wheat Flour & Corn Meal