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In an effort to connect people passionate about local food with the beautiful landscape that surrounds them, The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute will present Stone Hill Table – a series of farm-to-table events in late summer. In partnership with Berkshire Farm & Table (BF&T), The Clark will host two intimate dinners as part of BF&T’s ChefX series, featuring regional chefs who specialize in using locally grown and produced ingredients.
The al fresco dinners will take place on Thursday, August 29 and Friday, August 30 on the Stone Hill terrace – taking advantage of the landscape that Yankee Magazine has lauded as one of the best “dining with a view” options in New England. Both dinners will be prepared by Chef-owner Dan Smith of John Andrews Farmhouse Restaurant. The convergence of food, wine and art in this beautiful setting is a rare treat and will allow guests to take part in the bounty of the Berkshire terroir while enjoying special access to the Clark.
The Stone Hill Table dinners have been curated to provide an elegant dining experience in a small group setting limited to only 40 guests each night. Smith’s four-course menu features an all-locally sourced dinner served family style. The dinner events will begin at 6 pm, with optional behind-the-scenes programs offered at the Clark at 5 pm. On Thursday, August 29, members of the Clark’s curatorial team will provide a private after-hours tour of the current exhibitions, Winslow Homer: Making Art, Making History and George Inness: Gifts from Frank and Katherine Martucci. On Friday, August 30, guests are invited for wine and a view on the Clark’s penthouse terrace for an insider’s look at the architectural additions that are transforming the Clark’s campus.
Stone Hill Table Dinner Details
Chef Dan Smith has created an exceptional menu featuring the best of the summer harvest, highlighting ingredients from local producers. During cocktail hour on Stone Hill, Balderdash Cellars, a local producer of premium wines from grapes grown by world-class California vineyards, will offer tastings of their wines. The selection of hors d’oeuvres will include Taft Farms Sweet Corn Cakes served with Hudson Valley Duck Confit & Red Onion Jam, Wellfleet Oysters served with Farm Girl Farm Cucumber & Zinke’s Microgreens, and Zehr and Sons Farm Mushroom & Berkshire Mountain Bakery Bruschetta. Dinner will include Grilled “Tuscan Style” Lila’s Farm Lamb, Foggy River Farms Roasted Purple Peruvian Potatoes with Rosemary & Balsamic, Braised Indian Line Farm Greens & Farm Girl Farm Grilled Eggplant Relish with a salad of Grilled Markristo Farm Summer Squash & Zucchini, Indian Line Farm Heirloom Tomatoes and Berle Farm Crowdie served over Equinox Farm Arugula, Balsamic & Fresh Basil Vinaigrette. Vegetarian options will also be available upon request.
The all-inclusive cost for each dinner is $170 per person, which incorporates the optional behind-the-scenes programs at 5 pm, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages, service gratuity and the online ticketing fee. Dinner tickets will be available online via Eventbrite only. Details including the full menu are available at http://www.berkshirefarmandtable.com/chefx-at-the-clark/.
If you have any questions about the dinners, please email Berkshire Farm & Table at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Clark at 413.458.0524.
About Berkshire Farm & Table and the ChefX Series
The Chef X dinner series, designed in the style of pop-up suppers, has been cultivated to bring chefs from the Berkshires and Hudson Valley to alternative venues in celebration of regional cuisine. These dinners provide guests with a sampling of local cuisine showcasing the culinary talents of a collection of noteworthy chefs who value top-quality ingredients and support local farmers and food artisans.
To view the full Stone Hill Table: Chef X at The Clark menu, chef bio and more, visit http://www.berkshirefarmandtable.com/chefx-at-the-clark/.
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Berkshire Farm & Table
Berkshire Farm & Table promotes regional food culture in the Berkshires. We collaborate to cultivate tastemakers, produce events and foster dialogue in the media.
By sharing the unique stories and expertise of culinary artisans, farmers and agritourism experiences, our work advances food as another reason to explore and savor the Berkshires. For more information, visit berkshirefarmandtable.org.