Return to Content

Dinners at the Farm

Yankee Plus Dec 2015


by in Jul 2011
Dinners at the Farm
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)
Print Friendly
23 Main Street
Chester, CT 06412
Phone: 860-526-8078

The matter-of-factly named “Dinners at the Farm” series began four years ago when Jonathan Rapp, chef and owner of the acclaimed River Tavern in Chester, Connecticut, and co-founders Chip Dahlke and Drew McLachlan envisioned bringing fine dining right to the fields. “We wanted to cook directly at the source,” Rapp explains. “We didn’t have lofty intentions.” Though Dahlke and McLachlan have both moved on to other projects, Rapp has continued to expand on the original idea. He now produces 16 dinners throughout the growing season at two Connecticut farms: here at White Gate in East Lyme and at Barberry Hill in Madison. As always, the menu changes to highlight whatever fare is fresh that day. And Rapp now shares the proceeds with three like-minded organizations: CitySeed, the Connecticut Farmland Trust, and the Working Lands Alliance.
–Yankee Magazine, July/August 2011

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

Special 2 for 1 Holiday Sale

Send a one-year gift subscription of Yankee Magazine for only $17.99 and give a 2nd one-year gift subscription absolutely FREE. Plus, we will send you a FREE 2016 Scenes of New England Calendar (a $9.95 value)!


Browse Similar Travel Listings

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

We reserve the right to remove or edit comments that are offensive or disrespectful to our readers and/or writers, cannot be verified, lack clarity, or contain profanity. Your comments may be republished by Yankee Magazine across multiple platforms.

Register Sign In

©2015, Yankee Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Yankee Publishing Inc., | P.O. Box 520, Dublin, NH 03444 | (603) 563-8111