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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Hungry with Jeff Gordinier


If you’re a foodie, Stone Acres Farms is your kind of place. It’s a 250-year-old farm located in the historical coastal town of Stonington, CT, and not only grows food on its 63 acres, but looks to grow fans of food and cooking, with a variety of food-inspired events and the Yellow Farmhouse Education Center, which offers cooking classes for adults and children alike.


Saturday evening,  November 16, Jeff Gordinier, food and drink editor for Esquire and a journalist published by The New York Times and GQ, stops by the farm to celebrate his book Hungry, which is an account of his four years “risking it all” with Rene Redzepi of NOMA, who Gordinier (and others ) have dubbed “the greatest chef in the world.” As Jeff gives you verbal tidbits (Dan Giusti, former Chef du Cuisine at NOMA and founder of Brigaid, will also be on hand for the Q&A) James Wayman (Executive Chef of the acclaimed Oyster Club and Engine Room in nearby Mystic) presents a masa-based menu of small plates including tacos and quesadillas, accompanied by margaritas and Jeff’s favorite – martinis.


This is a cocktail-style event rather than a seated dinner; tickets are $65 (tax and gratuity additional) and includes small plates and a copy of Gordinier’s book, with cocktails available for purchase. (If you’re a couple, you can save a few bucks by selecting the “two tickets, single book” option at check out.)  Event runs 5:30 to 7:30 pm, and is part of the Supper Series, which has periodic events hosted at both the Farm and at Mystic area restaurants. Coming up: Wild: Cider + Game (December 8), and a Holiday feast with Stone Acres Farm owner Jacques Pepin and Chef Wayman (December 14).