Join us for this very special Pop Up Dinner event Wednesday August 16th at the Stagecoach Tavern to welcome our new Head Chef Laurel Barkan.
We'll be seating guests from 5 - 7 PM. Call 413.229.8585 to make reservations!
Then for your entertainment after dinner, join us in the Barn from 7 - 9 PM for a sneak preview of Heather Ficsh's latest performance: Hypnosia, the Wonder Show of the Universe! They'll be rehearsing, refining all the finishing touches and are inviting Wednesday's dinner guests to come be witness to some amazingness in the making.
There are some serious props and costumes being constructed for this show in the Yurt at Race Brook Farm!
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Coming to the Show from out of town?
We have a limited amount of rooms available with this special package.
Chef Laurel Barkan
is originally from San Francisco, where she learned the art of cooking working under acclaimed chefs such as Judy Rodgers at Zuni Café. She has spent the last decade in Mexico cooking for restaurants, retreat centers and private families.
Laurel is passionate about local, sustainably-produced ingredients and slow food. She draws inspiration from a variety of world cuisines and uses whatever is fresh and in season to make real food, from scratch.
"I’m looking forward to cultivating relationships with local farms in order to source our menu. I feel very lucky to be somewhere where there are so many dedicated farmers producing such high quality produce, meat and dairy that I hardly have to look beyond a 20 mile radius to find most of the ingredients that I need.
Coming from coastal California and later Mexico, I’m also excited about working with the seasons. I’m looking forward to playing around with summer and fall flavors. I’m even excited about preparing for winter through canning and preserving: I think it’ll be a real push to be more creative!
My vision is to take the local bounty that we have here in the Berkshires and combine it with creative and international flavors. When starting with such fantastic raw material, there’s really no limit to where the creative juices might take you." ~ Chef Laurel Barkan
NOTE: The dinner will be video taped for the NESN Charlie Moore Outdoors television show.