Picture an Italian Vineyard, with all your friends and family dining at long tables, beautifully set with colorful seasonal flowers, enjoying extraordinary food and delicious wines, the late summer sun setting over the lake.
We may not have the vineyard, but we have all the other elements to make an unforgettable evening at Ariel's, in celebration of the local farms of the Floating Bridge Food and Farms Cooperative.
Abundant platters of Antipasto, grilled sourdough focaccia, vibrant marinated vegetables and salads served with aioli made from farm eggs, roasted heads of pungent garlic, cured meats and local cheeses will be followed by wood fired oven porchetta, made from Green Mountain Girls Tamworth pigs, eggplant layered with Ariel’s house made ricotta cheese and flavorful heirloom tomatoes, creamy polenta piled with foraged wild mushrooms. To end the feast there will be blueberry crostatas, with house made lavender honey ice cream and Fat Toad Farm goat's milk caramel.
On Sunday August 28th rain or shine, the Floating Bridge Food and Farms Cooperative presents our 2nd Annual Farm-To-Table Dinner By Sunset Lake. Join us at Ariel's Garden by the Lake in Brookfield (inside Ariel's if the weather does not cooperate).
Arrive at 5pm for a "Meet The Farmers and Producers Happy Hour" with wines and a special signature cocktail available for purchase. At our Tasting Tables you can try delicious products made and grown by our Coop members.
Dinner will be served promptly at 6pm featuring the best of the seasonal and very local product grown and raised by Floating Bridge Food & Farms Cooperative members, and prepared by Ariel's Chef Lee Duberman.
Vibrant marinated vegetables
Roasted heads of pungent garlic
Grilled sourdough focaccia
Salads served with aioli
Wood fired oven porchetta
Eggplant layered with Ariel’s house made ricotta cheese
Flavorful heirloom tomatoes
Creamy polenta piled with foraged wild mushrooms
Lavender honey ice cream
Fat Toad Farm goat's milk caramel
(As this is a locally sourced and seasonal meal there may be slight changes to the menu)
The price of this extravagant evening is $68.00 per person, and includes your delicious meal, herbal iced tea, coffee, taxes and gratuities. The cash bar will include local beers, Vermont wines and a special house cocktail.
There are limited seats available for this amazing feast, so book early!
We hope you will join us to celebrate the end of summer, the abundance of local products and the beauty of Brookfield!
Tickets should be purchased online at
Space is limited, so please purchase your tickets by August 18th.