Farm Pollinator Dinner & Soirée | A Sugar & Olives Dinner Party For CT NOFA

06/02/2018 06:30 PM - 10:00 PM ET


Farm Pollinator Dinner & Soirée
A Dinner Party & Fundraiser Sponsored by CT NOFA and Sugar & Olives
Saturday June 2, 2018 | 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
21 Lois Street, Norwalk, CT


Join CT NOFA and Sugar and Olives on Saturday June 2, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Sugar & Olives in Norwalk for an exclusive dinner party hosted by Chef Jennifer Balin to celebrate bees, butterflies, and local organic farmers who provide pollinator habitat on their farms. Dinner followed by a “Pollinator Party” with dancing into the late evening. $150 per person.

Our summer dinner with Executive Chef and Sugar & Olives Owner Jennifer Balin will feature a wonderful selection of local, organically-grown produce harvested to achieve maximum nutritional value. Sugar & Olives seeks to educate diners and cultivate the relationship between farms and families. Sugar & Olives supports CT NOFA's mission to ensure the growth and viability of organic agriculture, organic food, and organic land care in Connecticut. Together businesses and communities can improve our food system. We hope you'll join us in June!


All Funds Raised Will Support CT NOFA's Farm Pollinator & Soil Health Initiative for 2018-2020. Come learn about it on June 2nd!


The Menu

Passed In The Beginning

  • Whipped ricotta on chocolate bread with honey and radish
  • Beef cheek tostadas with sriracha slaw and Noe's special sauce
  • Radishes with bacon butter and bee pollen
  • Rosemary flatbread with smoked bluefish pate


Followed by your Choice of Entree

  • Lamb, Fish, Vegetable


Dishes Served Family-Style

  • Purple cauliflower fritters with green goddess dressing (watercress from steizel family farm, tarragon and chives from gilberties)
  • Kale ribbons with honey, sriracha and mint
  • Hickory smoked beets, pimento goat cheese, toasted pistachios, rhubarb ginger vinaigrette


And For Dessert

  • Rhubarb slab pie with honey mascarpone ice cream
  • Vegan matcha green ice cream cones


The Farms
Ingredients for the Farm Pollinator Dinner will come from these and possibly a few other fine local farms. Come enjoy their fresh offerings on June 2 at Sugar & Olives in Norwalk!

  • The Hickories
  • Gilbertie's Herb Gardens
  • Fort Hill Farm
  • Sport Hill Farm
  • Stone Gardens
  • Millstone Farm
  • Sepe Farm