THE TABLE is what everyone’s talking about.
(Photo above: the second course oyster trio featuring Behan Farm Oysters)
Last night, A Thyme To Cook created a pop up dinner at the Stonington Velvet Mill. This, the second event in the series, was set in the center of an industrial garage space and featured an elegant holiday inspired dining table for 30 people. After a cocktail hour paired with BEER’D Brewing company, guests were seated and enjoyed a tantalizing five course meal featuring local oysters, French hens and a dessert so amazing that you will just have to be a guest at a future TABLE to experience it for yourself.
This Monthly Pop up dinner is always cultivated using local farms and sources, and this one included breads by ZEST Bakery right in the same building. Many of the farmers and merchants who have provided ingredients for this event can be seen at the Stonington Farmers Market every Saturday in the same location in the mill.
We are very excited about this monthly pop up event, and hope that you will join us at THE TABLE for our next event. Details and tickets can be found on our A Thyme To Cook Facebook Page
With Thanksgiving behind us, and black Friday in full swing, it’s time to shop small.
Saturday is shop small Saturday, and as a boutique caterer and small business we shop small daily, encouraging our families, friends, and clients to do the same. Whenever possible we prefer to support small local farms, local fisheries, and family run businesses. By keeping our dollars local, it helps small business grow and thrive. It also promotes healthier relationships among neighbors, local diversity, and good will.
The holidays, Specifically Thanksgiving, is a great time to realistically acknowledge the richness of our lives, and to share that with those around us. As a small local business, we appreciate all of our client and business relationships and encourage everyone to realize and nurture the ones around you. Not just during the holidays, but throughout the year.
…. and that location is local.
The term local, when it comes to food and local sourcing seems to get thrown around a lot, and many people use it as a buzz word. For us, it’s not just a phrase, but a way of life. For Many years, we have had long term relationships with many local farmers and fisherman, and are always expanding our contacts.
This past Monday, our chefs and some staff headed out to Three local farms to discuss our upcoming needs for the holiday season.
Still River Farm in Coventry CT (stillriverfarm.org) provides us with whole wheat, flour, and other milled items. We choose our own flour that goes into our homemade breads, pasta’s and baked goods.
Ladies of Lebanon farm in Lebanon CT specializes in all things cow and pig related. Dairy, beef, sausage, and veal, which is extremely helpful when looking for delicious, organic foods for our guests.
Another of our local Favorites is Beltane farms, (beltanefarm.com )who provides us with the most delicious goat cheese that our customers absolutely love.
We are very grateful to live in an area that is so rich with fresh local products to enrich our foods, and incredible farms that enrich our lives.
Since 1984, we have been serving mouth watering dishes for our clients and we are very grateful for all of the incredible feedback we have received.
Now, for the first time, we are offering some of these delicious items for you to enjoy at home.
Our initial offering, in keeping with the season is a variety of delicious holiday pies and side dishes to accompany your Thanksgiving dinner.
Our “AT HOME” line of foods is now available here at this link https://www.wepay.com/stores/302627 , on Facebook, and at the following locations:
The Coventry Regional Farmers Market at Coventry High School every Sunday starting November 24th
The Thanksgiving pop up at Goodwin College on November 26th.
Our selections will change seasonally so check back often. After Thanksgiving we will be featuring holiday Hors D’oeuvres and desserts.
Not only are they delicious, but the food is also packaged in compostable, recyclable containers that are oven safe.
We are extremely excited to be able to offer these items in this new and exciting way, and while we still enjoy making our guests happy at events, we look forward to making you happy AT HOME.