Event Details

Farmers' Dinner

Time: July 15, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Salem Cross Inn
Street: 260 West Main Street
City/Town: West Brookfield
Website or Map: http://www.salemcrossinn.com
Phone: 508-867-2345
Event Type: farmers' dinner, salem cross inn
Organized By: Salem Cross Inn
Latest Activity: Jun 18, 2015

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Event Description

Farmers' Dinner

. . . from our farm to your plates . . .

Back by popular demand!

The Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield, MA held its first Farmers’ Dinner in September of 2014 and it was such a hit that there will be a series of them held during the gardening season for 2015. The inspiration for the menus are based on what is growing in the gardens just steps from the kitchen.  Chef Laurent keeps tabs on what is growing daily and tailors his menus around what he sees in front of him.  The herbs and vegetables are grown by Jonathan Cook, John Salem and Bo Salem.  It’s a group effort!  When beef is used as the entrée, it is beef raised right here by David Salem of Salem Cross Farms.  Whatever isn’t grown at the Salem Cross Inn farm is locally sourced for a delicious, fresh, and memorable meal.  Informal garden tours will be offered and there will be a demonstration by one of the chefs who will share some cooking tips.


Dates for these dinners are July 15 (featuring chicken raised at Hamlet Grove Farm in West Brookfield), August 12 (A Taste of West Brookfield featuring everything sourced from farms in West Brookfield), August 26 (featuring pork), September 2 (featuring braised short ribs), and September 23 (featuring lamb shank).  

The menus will be posted on www.salemcrossinn.com about 1 month in advance but, as everyone knows, Mother Nature rules so they are subject to change! 

Tickets are $75 per person including tax and gratuity and may be purchased on the website or by calling 508-867-2345


Menu for July 15

In the Yard:

Amuse Bouche…

Tomato basil crostini with a balsamic reduction and a sprinkling of Maldon sea salt flakes

Roasted eggplant with cilantro, olive oil and tahini… spread on toasted pita triangles and sprinkled with crumbled goat cheese

Pork confit with bread and butter pickles, and tomato diamonds on toasted garlic rosemary crostini

Mini pate à choux with parmesan and gruyère cheeses and lemon thyme

Salem Cross Inn’s famous cheese spread

Herb harvest cheese spread


Cool Refreshing Drinks…

Mint Lemonade

Hibiscus Iced Tea


In the Barn:

Starter Course…

Chilled green onion potato vichyssoise soup topped with crème fraîche and mini herbed croutons

Salad Course…

Red, green and freckled lettuces, mustard greens, beets, carrots, and caramelized shallots tossed with champagne dressing

Homemade herbed bread served with roasted garlic spread


Hamlet Grove Farm’s half chicken marinated in rosemary, garlic, lemon and olive oil grilled, roasted and served with Grimes Farm’s local honey rosemary glaze and pearl onions

Herb roasted yellow and blue baby potatoes

Braised carrots, yellow and green beans, and whatever our morning surprise garden harvest offers us


Blueberry raspberry shortcake with fresh lavender whipped cream

Arrive at 6pm. Dinner is at 7pm.

*This menu is subject to change because, you know… Mother Nature rules!

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