Andrea is very involved with the local goings on and always has great suggestions for fun and unique things to do. She invited us to join them for the NH Made Local Stars Celebration Dinner. It sounded pretty amazing and we were thrilled to go. The dinner was spectacular with so many fabulous choices. Not only did Andrea invite us to join them, but she also offered to write the blog post for it so that I could just enjoy the night – so sweet of her. So without further ado, Andrea’s NH Made Dinner post! 

NH Made Celebrates ‘Eat Local’ at Second Annual Dinner

NH Made hosted its second annual ‘eat local’ celebration dinner on June 6 in Concord.  The group is a non-profit that strengthens the local economy by increasing awareness of and demand for NH-made products and services.

Trish Taylor, Executive Chef at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, created a fabulous menu that featured food from farms and suppliers from across the state.

The nearly 200 guests enjoyed:

Pre-Dinner

Local Cocktails from Sea Hagg Distillery, Hermit Woods Winery, Sap House Meadery, Candia Vineyards, LaBelle Winery, Flag Hill Winery & Distillery, Woodstock Inn Brewery, and Smuttynose Brewing Company

Cheeses from Boggy Meadow Farm, Brookford Farm, Hickory Nut Farm, Sawyer’s Artisanal Cheese, North Country Smokehouse, and Fox Country Smoke House, along with wine jellies from Laurel Hill Jams & Jellies

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Rustic flatbread crackers from Craquelins

Assorted Mini Quiche with ingredients from Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs, Brookford Farm, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, North Country Smoke House, and Bartlett Dairy Farm

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Mushroom and Sausage Tart with ingredients from Brookford Farm and New Hampshire Mushroom Company

Tenderloin of Beef Canape with ingredients from PT Farm and Littleton Grist Mill

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Venison Sausage in a Blanket from Bonnie Brae Farms

Swedish Meatballs from Miles Smith Farm

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Dinner

For the main course, we could select items from a number of serving stations:

Soup & Bread Station featuring Venison Ragout & Assorted Handcrafted Rolls with ingredients from Bonnie Brae Farms and Littleton Grist Mill 

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Salad Station featuring Assorted Fresh Greens either Tossed or Braised — with toppings – provided by Sanborn Mills Farm, Moulton Farm, Three Acre Kitchen, Brookford Farm, and North Country Smoke House

Pasta Station featuring Brandied Lobster Ravioli with Lobster Sauce and Rigatoni with Herbed Bacon Cheese Sauce with ingredients from Valicenti Organico, Bartlett Dairy Farm, North Country Smoke House, Brookford Farm

Carving Stations featuring:

Roast Leg of Lamb and Roasted Turnip from Meadow View Farm, Red Manse Farm, and Sign of the Horse Farm

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Roast Rib Eye of Beef and Braised Baby Bok Choy from PT Farm, Miles Smith Farm, and Red Manse Farm

Crown Roast of Pork with Apple Charlotte Dressing and Steamed Daikon from PT Farm, Red Manse Farm, and Meadow Ledge Farm

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Dessert

The assorted desserts featured ingredients from Michele’s Totally Awesome Gourmet Popcorn, Apple Hill Farm, Grappone Conference Center Honey, Weather Hill Farm, Littleton Grist Mill, Bartlett Dairy Farm, Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs, Just Maple at Green Acres Farm, Meadow Ledge Farm, Bellows House Bakery, Sign of the Horse Farm, and Baked Nostalgia Boutique Bakeries, home of Whoop It Up Whoopie Pies

You could also help yourself to coffee & tea from White Mountain Gourmet Coffee and The Cozy Tea Cart and Soft Drinks, Milk & Water from Squamscot Beverages, Barlett Dairy Farm, and Nh20 Spring Water Company.

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