Cultivating Community’s Twilight Dinners

“Eating is an agricultural act.” –Wendell Berry

Join Cultivating Community for what we’re confident will be one of your most delightful and delicious evenings this year!

Please take part in our 2016 season of casual dinners featuring produce grown by Youth Growers and New American farmers in Cultivating Community’s programs as well as ingredients from other Maine producers.

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We eat every day, but it can be hard to remember all our joyful and restorative options for eating as we swim against a sea of processed products hyped for convenience and artificially low cost. With industrial agriculture, the essential nature of food, its capacity for grounding people in their humanity, their connection to the land, and to each other, can easily become lost.

At Cultivating Community, we build diverse community participation in food production, and, at the same time, we believe, along with Wendell Berry, that eating is an agricultural act. We need to remind ourselves and our friends of the fact that sharing and eating locally grown food while we enjoy each other’s company is at the heart of our mission. Over the years, we have developed a summer celebration that allows us to do just that.

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Each Twilight Dinner is prepared by a southern Maine star chef. Your participation will not only support our work, but will also, we hope, provide you with a memorable dining experience. The program for 2016 will begin in March with a Special Equinox Celebration on Sunday, March 20th:

Rosemont Productions Chef Bryan Dame will prepare a delicious dinner with all ingredients sourced by Rosemont, and with wine, beer, and other libations provided by Rosemont and included in the price of dinner. This intimate event will take place on Sunday, March 20th at 6pm at Rosemont Kitchen, 559 Brighton Avenue in Portland. The evening’s menu will feature:

  • Vegetarian “Meat Balls” in tomato-vegetables broth
  • House Smoked Finnan Haddie Delmonico (an old timey Maine dish)
  • Hand Rolled Pasta with Braised Lamb, Almonds, Sesame and Local Pea Shoots
  • Pan Seared Rosemary Pound Cake with Maple-Whipped Ricotta

Join us—and please share this opportunity with your friends.

To make your reservation for the Rosemont dinner, please visit our Brown Paper Tickets site here. Reserve early as this dinner is likely to sell out.

Please call Lesley at 207 650-8889 if you have questions. We can’t wait to see you and to eat supper with you!


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