Food for Thought: The 6th Annual Northwest Connecticut Kitchen Tour
A tour kitchen by Cedar Creek Wood Works
The last thing you’re probably thinking about at the moment is renovating your kitchen. But now’s a good time not only to day dream about new cabinets, countertops and appliances but also to put together that binder of ideas and inspiration so when the economy bounces back you have a well-researched and well-considered plan on the drawing board. The organizers of this Saturday’s 6th Annual Northwest CT Kitchen Tour understand that the tour is not merely about voyeurism, so they will have packets with information on the materials, products, sources and craftsmen used at each one of the nine kitchens spread out among the towns of Cornwall, Falls Village, Kent and Lakeville/Salisbury.
Is it really possible to see all nine kitchens? “Absolutely,” says organizer Joyce Finkelstein, who has mapped out a route so you can start in the south in Kent or north in Salisbury and see everything in six hours. “The tour benefits the Musical Theater Society at Housatonic Valley Regional High School which includes all of these towns [as well as Canaan and Sharon], and we wanted the tour to reflect that.” Besides the information packets, there will be snacks (and recipes for them) at each stop, including truffles made by the high school’s cooking class. “This is the main fundraiser for the musical theater society, which allows the high school to put on a full-scale musical each year, which otherwise they could not afford,” says Finkelstein, noting that this year’s production is Anything Goes (March 19 -21). That could be the title for this year’s kitchen tour, too, which inlcudes a Victorian-style kitchen, a “jazz-fusion” kitchen that could be in New Orleans, a classic antique New England kitchen with a British AGA stove, and a true chef’s kitchen which was designed by its owner who is a professional chef.
Kitchen Tour of Northwest CT
Saturday November 1, 2008; 10 AM - 4 PM
Tickets ($30) available in advance and on Nov 1 at:
Four Seasons Food, Lakeville
Harney Tea, Millerton, NY
House of Books, Kent
Salisbury Post Office (outside on day of tour only)