Destination: Farmington, Ct
Best of Show: Hard Cider at a farmstand in Litchfield, a Greylock Martini at Sullivan Station in Lee, MA
We went to Hillstead House in Farmington, CT.
When you are planning a fancy dinner for friends or family, there's nothing like a visit to one of the many preserved mansions around New England to inspire you to reach for something special. I look at the grand dining room, the dishes, the kitchen, and I think "What could I do with this kitchen and a handful of servants? What would I set on that table?"
After leaving the house/museum, we headed west and made an adventure of it, including finding farm-fresh strawberries that ended up in a Frozen Strawberry Cream Torte for Richmond's birthday!