Marini and Christopher’s Table Team Up to Host Dinner on the Farm

Posted: July 17th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Event | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments »

One of our favorite things about this time of year are the local farm-to-table dinners that start popping up on the calendar. This year for the first time, Marini Farm is getting into the act, hosting a dinner on the farm event next Saturday evening, July 24.

The dinner will start with a complimentary signature cocktail on the front porch of the farmhouse, then diners will be transported by hayride to the dinner location, at the top of a hill overlooking the farm. There will be a five-course dinner and a cash bar featuring local Ipswich Ale from Mercury Brewing Co. and wine from Jewell Towne Vinyards of South Hampton, NH. Elm Street Blues, a group of local students from Governor’s Academy in Byfield will provide live entertainment.

Chef, caterer, and owner of prepared-foods shop Christopher’s Table in Ipswich, Christopher DeStefano is the culinary half of the collaboration. Serving the freshest produce is the name of the game, so much of the menu won’t be refined until he sees what looks good next week, but De Stefano gave us an idea of what to expect.

The first course will be a cold soup, most likely a farmhouse gazpacho, followed by a salad course, a vegetable tart, an entrée featuring local beef from Tendercrop Farm, and a dessert. “I’d be crazy not to take advantage of Marini’s great corn,” said DeStefano. “And peaches will be at the height of the season.” He also mentioned heirloom tomatoes, summer squash, beets, and herbs as possible ingredients.

Tickets for this evening of local bounty served at the source are $100 per person, and seating is limited. If you are interested in attending, contact Christopher’s Table for reservations.

Christopher’s Table
5 Depot Sq., Ipswich
(978) 356-6166

Marini Farm
259 Linebrook Rd, Ipswich
(978) 356-0430


5 Comments on “Marini and Christopher’s Table Team Up to Host Dinner on the Farm”

  1. #1 Patsy said at 2:28 pm on July 20th, 2010:

    Oh, this looks wonderful! Sadly, we’ll be away this weekend…would you happen to know if they will pair up again, or if there are any other North Shore farm-to-table dinners scheduled?

    Love your blog!

  2. #2 KN said at 3:43 pm on July 24th, 2010:


    Thanks for the kind words! I was talking to Karen from Cider Hill Farm and she mentioned that she is in the midst of putting together a farm to table dinner for later this summer / early fall. Will keep you posted if I hear anything further.

  3. #3 Patsy said at 10:42 am on July 28th, 2010:

    Oh, thank you!! Love Karen and love Cider Hill Farm, so win-win.

  4. #4 H said at 6:04 pm on August 4th, 2011:

    dont do it. very expensive and not that good. great if you like paying 8 dollars for a lettuce and bread sandwich.


  5. #5 Jeanne said at 8:13 am on September 19th, 2011:

    I am sure all the Farm Dinners are now completed. Wondering for next year to contact on any dinners that will be planned.


    Jeanne White

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