On Tuesday, February 26th, SBN hosted its 14th installment of the ALLocal Dinner series at Granary Tavern with nearly 50 guests in attendance.
Granary Tavern’s ALLocal Dinner featured a three-course 100% locally sourced tasting prepared by Chef Keenan Langlois, along with suggested local beer, wine and spirits from Cisco Brewers in Nantucket, MA. Their signature spirits included Triple 8 Vanilla, Cranberry (made with cranberries grown on Nantucket Island) or Blueberry vodka, a delightful Pinot Gris and Cisco Whale’s Tale Ale.
Consulting Chef and Restaurant Developer, Travis Talbot said, “As a Food Revolution Ambassador, these are just the kind of initiatives that we strive to promote and participate in. I have had the opportunity to be a part of a number of undertakings along these lines and without hesitation, I would say that the SBN ALLocal Dinner was one of the most sincere, on point and professional events that I have been witness to. It was a well though out, well promoted and extremely well executed.”
The first course was an Apple and Parsnip Salad with mixed lettuces, Westfield Farms Chevre and Cider Vinaigrette. Chef Keenan wanted to highlight the incredible local salt from Cape Cod Salt Works in his vinaigrette, and the dish was described by blogger, BosGuy as “tangy” and “fresh.”
As the finale, diners had an option of Baked Alaska with Ben’s Sugar Shack Maple Syrup Ice cream, or Apple Cider sorbet and local candied cranberries (v). Both desserts were sweet and light, and most guests nearly licked their plates clean.
Restaurant Manager Nikki Kenneally said, “Since the ALLocal Dinner, we have only received positive feedback on everything from SBN’s marketing and organization to Chef Keenan’s amazing menu and the added bonus of having Cisco Brewers involved as well. The connections we made before and during this dinner are something that will benefit us all for some time to come!”
Talbot agreed, saying, “It was a terrific dinner and has definitely been beneficial in terms of exposure for our restaurant and in generating new business.”
Perhaps the best testament to the ALLocal Dinner can be summed up by blogger, Allison Jenkins of Cleanse Your Plate. Jenkins said, “These events are held by the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts, which until recently I had never heard of before. These events are, in a (hyphenated) word, life-changing.”
Visit these featured blogs to read more about the event and learn about the local products used in our dinner: