Fine Dining in Chester Private Homes on April 30, 2011
Enjoy Louisiana fare, created by the son of a Louisiana restauranteur – smoked duck with andouille sausage gumbo and trout with crayfish etoufee sauce – in this geothermal contemporary.
The Chester Historical Society is hosting its second “Historical Hospitality,” on the evening of Saturday, April 30. This will be an evening of fine dining in private Chester homes while supporting the Historical Society and the Chester Museum at The Mill.
The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception, catered by Paula Dutka, at the Maple & Main Gallery of Fine Art at the corner of Maple Street. The historic building, built in 1798, has recently been restored and renovated to accommodate a spacious gallery showcasing local and national artists. It’s a perfect venue to gather and kick off the evening.
At 7 o’clock, everyone heads off to a memorable and unique home in Chester for a creative and gourmet sit-down dinner, along with fine wines. Perhaps you’ll dine at the art-filled home of the Marlboro Man; or enjoy dinner inspired by a recent trip to Istanbul served in the dining room of an eclectic home overlooking the Connecticut River; or eat in an 18th-century farmhouse. Or will you be hosted by a cooking teacher in her newly redecorated village apartment? Will you savor “A Taste of Louisiana” in a geothermal contemporary or feast on Brazilian food and libations in a 1750 Chester home?
Wherever you dine, the event promises to be unforgettable – an opportunity to mix with friends and meet some new friends along the way, to be a dinner guest in one of Chester’s beautiful private homes, and to support the Chester Historical Society. The cost is $100 per person (half of which is tax-deductible). Early reservations are recommended. Call Sosse Baker at 860-526-9822 to reserve your spot at one of the unique dinners.
Pescado Empapelado Mahi-Mahi wrapped in banana leaves with Guajillo chile sauce, will be the entrée created by an Old Saybrook chef in this historical farmhouse.
Dining in History
Dine in the elegant dining room in one of Chester’s colonials on the Chester Green.