REC 4th Annual Slow Food Gala 10/14

The owners of the Armsby Abbey are proud to be part of the planning & host committee for this years 4th Annual Regional Environmental Council (REC) Slow Food Gala at the College of the Holy Cross at 6:30PM on Thursday, October 14, 2010, featuring an evening that celebrates locally grown & sustainable food.

Sherri & Alec have been working very hard with this year’s Gala planning committee to ensure the integrity of this event. The entire menu is completely sourced from within 100 miles of Worcester! You will be able to enjoy an array of local produce, breads, cheeses, meat, coffee, beer & wine while enjoying local entertainment provided by Worcester Musicians Jon Short, Duncan Arsenault and Dan Burke! And thanks to local businesses this year’s Silent Auction will be one to bring your checkbooks for… afterall the Holidays will be here before you know it & this is a great place to start shopping!

SILENT AUCTION
Gift Certificates from local Spas, some of your favorite area restaurants Bocado, Mezcal, Rovezzi’s Citizen & Armsby Abbey to name but a few! Gift Baskets from Dr. Gonzo, Armeno Coffee Roasters, Turtle Creek Wines and Spitjacks BBQ Supplies! Private Brewery Tours, Tastings & Beer from The Peoples Pint, Wormtown Brewery, Berkshire Brewing, Haverhill Brewing and Mayflower Brewing; Tickets to local events, concerts & Museums! Locally made Jewelry, Artwork, private wine tasting, a Status Ride Motorcade! and so much more!

WELCOME RECEPTION

Cash Bar Featuring:
Wine provided by Sharpe Hill Vineyard (Pomfret, CT)
Beer provided by Berkshire Brewing Company (South Deerfield, MA)
Polar Beverage Sparkling Sodas (Worcester, MA)

Passed Hors d’Oeuvres:
Sweet Corn Fritters made with local sweet Corn from Lanni Orchards (Lunenburg, MA)
Bruschetta featuring Tomatoes from Berberian Farm (Northboro, MA) & Narragansett Mozzarella (Providence, RI)
Mapled Chicken & Bacon skewers featuring South Face Farm Maple Syrup (Ashfield, MA)

Stationary Hors d’Oeuvres:
Housebaked Breads and Homemade Preserves
Assorted Farmstead Cheeses from Westfield Farm (Hubbardston, MA), Crystal Brook Farm Chevre (Sterling, MA), Shy Brothers thimble-sized Hannahbells (Westfield, MA) and Cato Corner Farm (Colchester, CT)

DINNER
Choice of Sharpe Hill Vineyard’s (Pomfret, CT)
Ballet of Angels & Red Seraph are included with Dinner

Pumpkin- Leek Bisque
Featuring locally picked Sugar Pumpkins from Lanni Orchards (Lunenburg, MA), Leeks from Berberian Farm (Northboro, MA) and Maple Syrup from South Face Farm (Ashfield, MA)

Fall Harvest Salad
Bitter Greens from Berberian Farm (Northboro, MA), Local Apples from Tougas Farm (Northboro, MA), Dried Cape Cod Cranberries & Great Hill Bleu Cheese (Marion, MA), Homemade Cider Vinaigrette

Entrees
Ale Braised Grass-fed Beef, locally harvested Fall Root Vegetables,
Braised YouthGROW Greens
~or~

Vegetarian Mushroom & Cheese Turnover featuring locally foraged Massachusetts Mushrooms

Sweet Potato Pie
Featuring Sweet Potatoes from Lanni Orchards (Lunenburg, MA), Cabin Fever Maple Liqueur from New Hampshire, local Eggs & Milk from Gibson Dairy Farm (Worcester, MA)

Locally Roasted Regular & Decaffeinated Coffee compliments of Acoustic Java (Worcester, MA)

So what are you waiting for? Get your Tickets now before they are gone!

Tickets:
$85 (REC Members) / $100 (Non-members)

Purchase Tickets online at: http://tinyurl.com/36bv7rp

Please RSVP by October 8, 2010 (extended deadline)
This event is limited to 250 guests

All proceeds to benefit the REC’s Food Justice Program:
UGROW, YouthGROW and the REC Farmers Markets.

For more information or questions please contact the Regional Environmental Council at 508.799.9139, email info@recworcester.org or stop by the Armsby Abbey!

Cheers!



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