July 2, 2020

Historical Hospitality:Enjoy Fine Dining in Chester Private Homes on April 30

Dine in the elegant dining room in one of Chester’s colonials on the Chester Green

The Chester Historical Society is hosting its second “Historical Hospitality,” on the evening of Saturday, April 30. This will be an evening of fine dining in private Chester homes while supporting the Historical Society and the Chester Museum at The Mill.

Enjoy dinner in the newly redesigned apartment kitchen in Chester center owned by a cooking teacher

The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception, catered by Paula Dutka, at the Maple & Main Gallery of Fine Art at the corner of Maple Street. The historic building, built in 1798, has recently been restored and renovated to accommodate a spacious gallery showcasing local and national artists. It’s a perfect venue to gather and kick off the evening.

At 7 o’clock, everyone heads off to a memorable and unique home in Chester for a creative and gourmet sit-down dinner, along with fine wines. Perhaps you’ll dine at the art-filled home of the Marlboro Man; or enjoy dinner inspired by a recent trip to Istanbul served in the dining room of an eclectic home overlooking the Connecticut River; or eat in an 18th-century farmhouse. Or will you be hosted by a cooking teacher in her newly redecorated village apartment? Will you dine on Indian food prepared in front of you or savor “A Taste of Louisiana” in a geothermal contemporary?

Enjoy an authentic Indian dinner will be created by professional chef David Robertsonin this new kitchen

Professional Chef David Robertson will prepare an authentic Indian dinner in a brand new kitchen.  You will sit at the island, sipping on Mango Lassis,  and watching him prepare Samosas, Pappadums, Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Dopiaza, Spinach and Cauliflower Bhaji, and many more dishes.  Eight other private homes in Chester will feature unusual and memorable dinners.

 The event promises to be unforgettable – an opportunity to mix with friends and meet some new friends along the way, to be a dinner guest in one of Chester’s beautiful private homes,  and to support the Chester Historical Society.  The cost is $100 per person (half of which is tax-deductible). Early reservations are recommended. Call Sosse Baker at 860-526-9822.