Share an Ambler Farm evening celebrating spring, art and GOOD refreshment this Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at the annual Art + Wine + Food event. Join friends and neighbors to view an eclectic mix of art mediums while celebrating the season and the talents of local artists, all while enjoying elegant food and wine pairings catered by The Cutting Board Café.
The evening will feature both a Silent Auction of the displayed art and a Live Auction of one-of-a-kind works of art and experiences. A talented group of local fine artists, painters and photographers will be represented in the auction.
There are some special packages among the live auction items, including a catered dinner party using Ambler-picked produce from Chef Heather Priest–a teacher at Middlebrook and a recent competitor on the Food Network show “Chopped”; a home garden consult with Ambler Farm’s director of agriculture, Farmer Jonathan Kirschner; and a field of dreams–300 daffodil bulbs to be planted by Wilton’s Emily Humiston and her team at Tall Trees Landscaping.
One piece up for auction is titled “Wet Paint,” by Carol Young. The one-of-a-kind oil painting capturing the beauty of Ambler Farm was commissioned especially for this year’s Art+ Food + Wine evening. This is one of the impressive collection of pieces assembled by organizers that were created specifically for this event, many of which were inspired by the beauty of the farm.
A special selection of wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. The menu includes natural and organic passed hearty fare, including:
~ Imported and Domestic Cheese Display with sliced salamis, including fresh mozzarella and marinated tomatoes, Crackers and Flatbreads, grapes, dried fruit
~ Mediterranean Display including Hummus, Baba Ghanoush, Pita, Marinated Olives, Artichokes, Herbed Feta stuffed sweet peppers
~ Crudité vegetables and ribbons with sundried tomato pesto
~ Dry Rub Char Grilled Black Angus Beef Tenderloin on Pumpernickel Baguette, red onion marmalade
~ Mini Maryland Lump Crab Cakes, Spicy Aioli
~ Teriyaki Chicken Pot Stickers, Sesame Ginger Dipping Sauce
~ Smoked Atlantic Salmon on Artisan Black Bread, whipped cream cheese, fresh dill, wasabi crème
~ Warm Triple Cream Brie and Fig Jam, Cranberry Pecan Toast Triangles
~ Sweet and Sour Cocktail Meatballs
~ Mixed Vegetable Spring Rolls, sweet chili dipping sauce
~ Spanish Quince and Manchego tarts, toasted slivered almonds
Advance registration required; click here to register. All proceeds will benefit the restoration of the historic Raymond-Ambler Farmhouse as well as ongoing educational programs. Cost to attend the event is $75 per member, $80 per non-member. The event is sponsored by Wilton Newcomers Club.