Eastman’s Corner Hosts Inaugural Farm to Table Dinner
At 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 18, thirty Eastman’s Corner loyalty customers began to arrive for the first Farm to Table dinner. This exclusive, ticketed event took place at the Kensington Food Barn just across the street from the Farm at Eastman’s Corner. The meal was served in community style seating in the main room of the newly renovated and preserved 1800s barn in Kensington, NH.
Guests were warmly greeted with a welcome cocktail and Amuse Bouche featuring a Basil Marinated Farm Saint Orange Cherry Tomato on Wolf Meadow Mozzarella. The atmosphere was festive as people mingled and anticipated the delicious meal to come.
After everyone was seated, the first course, a salad featuring the Farm’s own greens, Brookford Farm carrot curls, Glazed Brookford Fennel, Candied Pecans and Honey Lavender Vinaigrette was served.
The Main Course featured Kellie Brook Farm chicken prepared two-ways. The Herb Roulade was perfect for a very cool October evening and was served on a bed of Spinach with Brookford Butternut Squash Puree. The Leg Confit was decadent and delicious, was topped with Poached Cranberries and a Dark Chicken Au Jus (probably the highlight according to most guests).
Next came the cheese course that paired Jan’s Farm House crackers with Brookford Feta Mousse and was accompanied by Contoocook Creamery Two Year Aged Cheddar and a local Pear Compote.
Dessert was a warm Brown Butter Hazelnut Cake, Chai Spiced Crème Anglais, Lemon Scented Sunncrest Farm Apples, Candied Hazelnuts and a side of Green Apple Sorbet. The meal was paired with a selection of local Jewell Towne Vineyards wines and Smuttynose beer.
And if that was not enough, each guests left with a dark chocolate ginger truffle that literally melted in your mouth and cleansed the pallet perfectly.
The jukebox played a mix of Frank Sinatra and Natalie Cole throughout the evening.
The event ended around 7:30 pm. As people began to make their way to the parking lot, there was plenty of laughter and smiles. Several loyalty customers thanked the staff for a wonderful evening and others could be heard raving about the food and commenting that they were already looking forward to the next gathering.