Monday, October 13, 2014

Parallel Post - October Farm to Trumbull Fall Dining Event

The 'last of the season' Farm to Trumbull dining experience hosted by Parallel Post rounded out the year's offerings with wonderful fall flavors.

We started the night on the Parallel Post's patio, where under the twilight sky, mixologist extraordinaire, Greg, was mixing up some great autumn offerings, a mulled warm wine punch, and a bourbon toddy. Both cocktails were housed in hollowed out real fruit containers, with cute little sayings on them.

We also sampled some starters outside as we enjoyed the final days of Connecticut's seasonal weather. Sadly, our New England Indian Summer is coming to a close.

Small Bites at the October Parallel Post Farm to Trumbull

The highlight of the 'small bites' course were the brie and chutney bruschetta bites on perfectly toasted golden french bread.


As we moved inside to our communal dining table, Chef Dean James Max relayed his vision of the nights offerings and the local sourcing from the Trumbull and neighboring community.

We started with a table prepared silky smooth bisque made with Harissa Shrimp.

Fall Sunchoke Bisque with Harissa Shrimp

A beautiful salad, mixed with pomegranate seeds, aged goat cheese, pea tendrils, with a light apple ginger vinaigrette.

Gilbertie's Salad with Pomegranate, Aged Goat Cheese, Pea Tendrils, Apple Ginger Vinaigrette

And then a nice brussells sprout salad garnished with warmed pumpkin.

Pumpkin with Brussell Sprout Salad

Some wonderfully meaty and flavorful Rhode Island Razor Clams.

Rhode Island Razor Clams

We also sampled a red and a white wine.

Wine Offerings
A delightful Anson Mills Purple Pea Cassolet with Poached Farm Eggs.

Purple Pea Cassolet with Poached Farm Eggs

For our entrees we shared some sweet little necks in a tomatillo sauce, served over local fluke.

Local Fluke with Little Necks

And a beautifully seared pork loin, with roasted parsnips overstuffed with a heavenly saffron parsnip puree.

Roasted Pork Loin with Roasted Parsnips with Saffron Parsnip Puree

In honor of the month of October's dedication to breast cancer awareness, the team at Parallel Post put together Breast Cancer Awareness Cupcakes and a Coffee Cocktail made with Shearwater organic coffee and Onyx Moonshine.

Cupcakes and Coffee
The Hello Kitty Combo

We also sampled a pumpkin bread pudding made with dried cranberries - and an outrageously good white chocolate salted caramel ice cream!

The entire table gave Chef Dean James and his team a standing ovation for another crowd pleasing Farm to Trumbull dinner.

I have so enjoyed the Farm to Trumbull dining events by Parallel Post! 

Be sure that you attend the 2015 Farm to Trumbull Parallel Post series!

180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull CT 06611
Phone/Reservations  203-380-6380
Located in the Trumbull Marriott - Merritt Parkway

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Have you been to a farm to table event?
Did you enjoy the comradarie of communal dining?
What seasonal items were featured during your farm to table experience?

I'd love to hear about it in the comments below

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. For more information please visit or call 203.380.6380.

Disclaimer: I was invited to the Farm to Trumbull event by members of  the Parallel Post's Management and Marketing Team, however, the views and opinions expressed herein are my own..

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