It's Baseball Season!

It’s Baseball Season!

Although there were a few games the other day, here in the Northeast – today is opening day. The Red Sox and Yankees are currently playing and we’re still shoveling snow off our Cookery steps.

We needed to feel the warmth that baseball season sends to the hearts of fans. So, thanks to the amazing artistry of Robert Norman Photography, we are revisiting our baseball themed pop-up dinner.

In July of 2015 we shared an amazing meal ON the field at Dodd Stadium – home to the Connecticut Tigers professional baseball team.

As guests arrived in the stadium concourse, they were greeted with a signature "Orange Crush" cocktail.

As guests arrived in the stadium concourse, they were greeted with a signature “Orange Crush” cocktail.



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We here at A Thyme to Cook are SO happy to officially announce that Connecticut Rental Center has joined us as our Sponsoring Partner for our Seasonal Pop-Up Dinners – The TABLE!

Tom, Dawn and their team have helped us transform the Groton New London Airport, Dodd Stadium and the El N Gee club into works of art! They will do so again for all our future Pop-Ups, including next week at the Yantic Firehouse.

There are still a few seats available for our Valentines Dinner at the Yantic Firehouse! Visit HERE for tickets.


This past November our seasonal pop-up dinner, The TABLE, transformed the El N Gee Club of New London into an amazingly beautiful culinary adventure…


Juli, one of our fabulous Event Coordinators, was at the helm and took her inspiration from ‘Blancanieves’ – a Spanish take on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Snow White. It is the story of an enchanting daughter of a famed matador who flees her wicked stepmother to join a band of bullfighting dwarfs…



As we gear up for our Summer presentation of The TABLE on July 18th, (click the link to order – only a handful of tickets remain!) we wanted to share a little insight into how The TABLE process works.

Previously, we talked about the planning involved with our Spring TABLE in building The TABLE and setting The TABLE. To finish the series, we will talk about what is it like experiencing a meal at The TABLE.



Here at A Thyme to Cook we spend a lot of time working with area farmers to get seasonal, fresh, the most local food possible.

We include these ingredients in every menu that we create here at the cookery.

However, while local foods will be highlighted at our July 18th TABLE Pop-Up Dinner, we are revealing in our next CLUE that the secret location will NOT be on a farm.

Tickets are going fast, so secure yours while you still can. The menu and location will amaze.

Have you entered our contest to win two FREE tickets yet? If so, did you guess any farms? Yes? Time to try again!

See our other clues HERE.


As we gear up for our Summer presentation of The TABLE on July 18th, (win 2 free tickets!) we wanted to share a little insight into how The TABLE process works.

Previously, we talked about the planning involved in creating The TABLE. This time, we are going to discuss tasks that the team need to complete in order to execute the day of.

April 11th arrived and Event Coordinator Brian and his crew headed to the Groton New London Airport to make The TABLE materialize in the main terminal.



In many major cities across the country, the idea of “pop-up” dinners – one-night-only dinners hosted at unusual locations – has become very popular. In the fall of 2013, the team here at A Thyme to Cook wanted to bring the idea to Southeastern Connecticut and make it our own.

We called it The TABLE. Being one of only two Green Certified caterers in New England, it was very important to have the pop-up dinners feature creative menus highlighting local foods. We also wanted to make a mystery of not knowing where the dinner was going to be held. We wanted the dinners to be in non-traditional locations, to keep seating limited, and to create a special experience for our guests. In the past, The TABLE has popped up at a country inn, a velvet mill, a castle and an art association.

As we gear up for our Summer presentation of The TABLE on July 18th, (win 2 free tickets!) we wanted to share a little insight into how The TABLE process works.


For the Spring 2014 event, Brian, one of our very gifted Event Coordinators, took his turn at producing The TABLE. He explored the Groton New London airport to scout one of the airplane hangars as a potential location.

Upon visiting, it became clear that the lack of heating and the faint smell of jet fuel in the air would make a hangar a less than ideal location. He worked with Catherine Young, manager of the airport, who suggested he take a look at the main terminal.

This long terminal lent itself well to The TABLE.



While the mystery location of July 18th’s #TheTABLE remains a hidden treasure, we are giving our Social Media followers a chance to WIN 2 FREE TICKETS!

Leave a comment on one of our social media sites and guess where in Connecticut The TABLE will “Pop-Up” on July 18th. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing. One lucky guesser will receive 2 FREE TICKETS!

Look for hidden clues in our posts here on the blog, or on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

You can enter one guess (per social media platform) per week. That could be up to 5 guesses per week! Why waste time, start guessing today.

Ways to Guess:

– Comment on this story on the blog!
– Add a comment to our Facebook Post asking for guesses using #PopUpTABLE!
– Tweet @AThymeToCook your guess using #PopUpTABLE!
– Comment on our Pinterest Post about the contest using #PopUpTABLE!
– Commment on our Instagram Image about the contest using #PopUpTABLE!

CLUE #1 Was on our Instagram Page!
CLUE #2 Was on our Twitter Page!
CLUE #3 Was right here on the blog!
CLUE #4 Was on our Facebook Page!
CLUE #5 Is live one one of our social media pages now!

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More Info: https://thetablejuly.eventbrite.com/


It’s not just the words to a catchy tune, it is fast becoming one of the hottest epicurean events in the region.

The popularity of THE TABLE increases with each new location we appear in.

In November, we started at Stonecroft Bed and Breakfast, with an earthy table surrounded in hundreds of candles in a fieldstone room. The menu, perfect for that damp Autumn evening, featured a gourmet home style menu .Table pic

December brought us to the Velvet Mill in Stonington with an almost 50 foot long table, elegantly styled for a sumptuous holiday dinner. This was an incredible juxtaposition to the behemoth garage the table was housed in. A menu styled with elegance in mind gave a nod to the French countryside.3

January had us Popping up in a private castle home in Old Mystic, dining fireside. The menu featured amazing dishes derived from the five elements; earth, wind, water, fire, and soul.1512662_10151798611767024_310538228_n[1]

What will February bring? We would love to tell you, but that would spoil the surprise. No matter what,   it’s bound to be hot.  Tickets are still available for this, the ultimate valentine’s gift. Follow the link to purchase tickets for the table, February 14th.


Tickets are also available for March and April’s dinner as well.

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