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Ann Lightfoot Trunk Show April 29th, at Lori Warner Gallery

In Chester CT Events on April 14, 2011 at 6:54 am


April 29th, Friday, 1:00 – 7:00

Jewelry designer, Ann Lightfoot, is debuting her spring jewelry collection in Chester at Lori Warner Gallery. Come celebrate spring with a sneak peek of her newest additions to the collection. Don’t forget Mother’s day is right around the corner …

Lori Warner Gallery is located at:
21 Main Street
Chester, CT 06412



Robbie Collomore Series Presents: Metta Quintet, April 10, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

In Chester CT Events on April 8, 2011 at 8:06 am

New York Jazz Artists Come to Chester This Sunday!

Hear the riveting live Jazz sounds of New York’s Metta Quintet , this Sunday April 10, 5:00 p.m. at the Meeting House in Chester. One of today’s fastest emerging jazz artists, Metta Quintet’s dynamic musicians have played with such contemporary Jazz luminaries as Wynton Marsalis and Lionel Hampton including some traveling with the esteemed Duke Ellington Orchestra. With gorgeous tone and unabashed command of both the instruments and linear expressions, Metta Quintet demands the listener’s attention while exploring the infinite boundaries of the live Jazz experience. Tickets are $21 adults and $5 for students and can be purchased by calling 860.526.5162. Performances are held in the charming and intimate Chester Meeting House located at the intersection of Liberty Street and Goose Hill Road in Chester. Reception will follow the performance with a chance to meet the performers. Thank you to our wonderful and generous sponsors Essex Savings Bank and Essex Financial Services. Visit for more information.


Chester Historical Society hosts its second “Historical Hospitality,” April 30, 2011

In Chester CT Events on April 8, 2011 at 7:44 am

Fine Dining in Chester Private Homes on April 30, 2011

Louisiana Dinner

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.


Farmhouse Dinner

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.