Parties & Openings
Sept. 15 - Great Barrington
Berkshire Grown Supper
Sept. 14 - Sharon
Sept. 13 - New Lebanon
Rock My Religion Gala
Berkshire Grown Throws The Ultimate Nosh-a-Thon
By 6:30 p.m., the ostensible starting time, the stable-turned-party-space at the Eastover Hotel & Resort in Lenox, was hopping. “They start lining up at 6,” explains Barbara Zheutlin, Executive Director of Berkshire Grown, of the hundreds of ticket buyers at this year’s sold-out Berkshire Grown Harvest Supper. The big draw: every notable chef in the Berkshires was manning a station, where (s)he whipped up small plate after small plate of the most sublime food. Apart from the imagination and skill that went into inventing and executing each of the 30-some show-off dishes on offer, the ingredients themselves came fresh from an equal number of local farms and dairies, all of which Bershire Grown supports and promotes.
Chefs Brian Alberg of the Red Lion Inn, Peter Platt of the Old Inn on the Green, and Mezze Restaurant Group co-owner Nancy Thomas auction off a dinner for eight.
Angelica Chayes, Keith Wilton and Emily Wilton; Mark Pedrotti, Peter Lafayette, and Mark Tomasi of Berkshire Bank
Bridghe McCracken and Jonathan Williams; Chapin Fish, Anna Mack of Wild & Cultivated Farm, and Patrick McBride
Chase de Onis, Alejandro de Onis, and Paloma de Onis; Chris Sallon and Jackie Sallon
Denis Guyer, Barbara Zheutlin, Berkshire Grown board member Lee Venolia, and RI’s own recipe maven Amy Cotler
Vault Gallery owner Alan Kalish, artist Marilyn Kalish, and The Women’s Times founder and publisher Eugenie Sills; Nancy Kolodner, Robin Ban, owner of Seeds & Co., and Julie Michaels chairman of the Berkshire Grown board.
Marion Jansen, Tom Murphy, Caren Mercer and Mark Rosengren; chef Michael Ballon of the Castle Street Cafe confers with loyal customer Janet Dohoney
Nancy Thomas and Barbara Zheutlin; Suky Werman and Dena Bancroft