Join us at the Yellow Farmhouse Education Center in Stonington for a day of fall fun!
Starting at 1 pm, there will be farm crafts, an artisan market, cooking activities, games, food curated by 85th Day Food Community (Engine Room, Grass & Bone, Oyster Club) and live music by the Pat McGee Band. Tickets also include a 5 pm champagne toast and the reveal of a bronze bust of Jacques Pépin crafted by internationally renowned sculptor Zenos Frudakis.
Come for the daytime festivities and stay for a cocktail reception in the stunning gardens at Stone Acres Farm. Sip seasonal cocktails amongst the blooms and snack on farm-inspired hors-d'oeuvres by Chef James Wayman and his team. There will be specialty cocktail and rum tasting with The Real McCoy Rum and acoustic set by the Pat McGee Band. Jacques Pépin will be signing copies of his book The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen.
At 7 pm, enjoy an intimate five-course dinner with Jacques Pépin in the Manor House at Stone Acres Farm. Chef James Wayman of the Oyster Club in Mystic will prepare a seasonally-inspired tasting menu celebrating Connecticut's finest farmers and purveyors paired with exclusive wines.
Tickets for the Harvest Festival are $50 per adult (including $10 of lunch tickets). The day is free for children under 12. Information on tickets for the Harvest Festival, the cocktail reception, and the five-course dinner can be found here.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Yellow Farmhouse Education Center and the Jacques Pépin Legacy Fund.
In this captivating memoir, the man whom Julia Child has called “the best chef in America” tells the story of his rise from a frightened apprentice in an exacting Old World kitchen to an Emmy Award–winning superstar who taught millions of Americans how to cook and shaped the nation’s tastes in the bargain.
We see young Jacques as a homesick six-year-old boy