With summer just around the corner, Parallel Post mark’s the start of it with the first of three “Farm-To-Trumbull” inactive dining series on June 25th. This event will also feature an author book signing to celebrate the locally anticipated launch of The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook.
Centered around ingredients of the season, the event provides an culinary experience for 30 guests led by James Beard-nominated chef Dean James Max, Executive Chef Chris Molyneux, and newly appointed Chef de Cuisine Erik Waybright.
For $110 per person (including tax and gratuity), guests will tingle their palate with welcome cocktails sponsored by the locally-renowned Fishers Island Lemonade; sampling of small bites; a family-style dinner ripe with the season’s finest local ingredients; wine pairings presented by their resident mixologist Greg Genias aka “BootlegGreg;” and finish with all-you-can-indulge dessert bar; and a personally autographed copy of The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook. For couples seeking an exclusive dinner package including the dinner and one personally autographed copy of the cookbook, the ticket will be priced $200 per couple (including tax and gratuity).
The menus for the series – much like Parallel Post’s weekly-changing restaurant menu – focuses on locally grown ingredients, based upon the philosophy that natural and sustainable products, and responsible farming, are the key components in ingredient selection. The menu will be inspired by the farms’ fresh offerings of the day and as such, patrons will be invited to embrace their adventurous side with the Farm-to-Trumbull menu being revealed that evening including dishes infused with the refreshing spirits of Fishers Island Lemonade.
Parallel Post strongly supports the farming community and uses local purveyors for a majority of its ingredients – seafood from Norm Bloom & Sons in Norwalk, Conn. and Foley Fish in Boston, Mass.; meats from Ox Hollow Farm in Roxbury, Conn.; dairy products (including cheese, milk and ice cream) from Farmer’s Cow in Lebanon, Conn.; and greens from Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens in Westport, Connecticut.
Additional dates for Parallel Post’s Farm-to-Trumbull 30-person dinner series include Sunday, August 9 and Thursday, October 29. Tickets to the 3rd annual Farm-to-Trumbull dinners are available for advance purchase at $110 per person or $200 per couple. To RSVP for the June 25 dinner, please e-mail our partner Fairfield U Bookstore at FairfieldUBookstoreEvents@gmail.com or call Nancy Quinn at Fairfield U Bookstore at 203-255-7756 ext. 501. For guests seeking to purchase additional copies of The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook that evening, representatives from Fairfield U Bookstores will be available on-site at Parallel Post.
ABOUT PARALLEL POST
Chef Dean James Max returns to his farm-raised roots in his latest venture, Parallel Post at the Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway. Offering a bold and flavorful menu featuring modern American cuisine with Northeastern regional flair, Parallel Post brings an unseen level of quality and creativity to the culinary landscape of Trumbull, Connecticut. The intimate, yet casual eatery uses seasonal, local ingredients prepared with contemporary, healthy techniques. The menu is comprised of a wide array of options from snacks to small plates, large entree, and a multi-course tasting menu. Parallel Post serves breakfast Monday through Friday from 6:30 to 11:00 a.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; lunch Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and dinner daily from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Parallel Post is located at 180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull, Conn.
ABOUT FISHERS ISLAND LEMONADE
Fishers Island Lemonade originated at The Pequot Inn, Fishers Island’s only bar, which was established over 100 years ago. Originated by a family recipe, the craft cocktail contains whisky, natural lemon and honey flavor at 9% ABV. Whether on the beach, the ferry, the 7th green, sailing, or at your favorite watering hole, this classic summertime giggle water will quench your thirst during any occasion.