Farmers' Dinner: A Taste of West Brookfield

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Farmers' Dinner: A Taste of West Brookfield

Time: August 12, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Salem Cross Inn
Street: 260 West Main Street
City/Town: West Brookfield
Website or Map:
Phone: 508-867-2345
Event Type: farmers' dinner, salem cross inn
Organized By: Salem Cross Inn
Latest Activity: Aug 5, 2015

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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 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 about 1 month in advance but, as everyone knows, Mother Nature rules so they are subject to change!

MENU for August 12

In the Yard:

Amuse Bouche…

Hamlet Grove Farm Chicken Liver Pate on Brioche

Mini Ratatouille Bruschetta with Basil and Lemon Thyme

House Cured Gravlax with Dill and a Grain Mustard Vinaigrette on a Cucumber Wheel

Poached Leeks & Parmesan Chips on a Crostini brushed with Rosemary Olive Oil

Cheese and Jam Crostini (with jam from “In a Jam”)

Salem Cross Inn’s Famous Cheese Spread and Crackers

Herb Harvest Cheese Spread with Cherry Tomatoes and Assorted Garden Vegetables

Cool Refreshing Drinks…

Mint Lemonade

Hibiscus Iced Tea


In the Barn:

Starter Course…

Chilled Corn and Black Potato Soup with Curly Red Pepper topped with Crème Fraîche Drizzle

Salad Course…

Red, Green and Freckled Lettuces, Mustard Greens, Beets, Carrots, and Caramelized Shallots tossed with Sunflower Oil, Lemon and Chive Dressing

Homemade Rosemary & Thyme Bread, Dill Rolls and Dinner Rolls served with Roasted Garlic Spread


Clover Springs Organic Farm’s Marinated and Slowly Roasted Beef Top Round served with natural au jus with thyme, sage and rosemary

Parmesan and Roasted Garlic Duchess potatoes

Summer Squash and Zucchini sautéed in a red sauce basil infusion


Roasted Peach Crumble with Fresh Lavender Whipped Cream

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

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

Arrive at 6pm. Dinner is at 7pm.

See the Farmers' Dinner Flyer here.

The 2015 Farmers’ Dinner Series is offered in partnership with the Central Mass South Regional Economic Development Organization.


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