Earlier, on September 8th, SAVOR Litchfield kicked off it’s third year at the beautiful South Farms in Morris. Hot Damn, did they have the most perfect weather. The sun was shining, and there’s just something about the spark of the sun when it hits the corners of a robust farm. Not to mention, as a native city chic, a little jig brews inside me when driving onto a dirt road and make-shift gravelly parking lot. I think of 4th of July with a boyfriend, county fairs as a kid, and the innocence I can never get back...Wait, sorry. That was weird. SAVOR Litchfield. Right...
The TownVibe and Litchfield Magazine sponsored event had a healthy crowd for the three-hour affair outside on the grounds and inside the gorgeous White Barn. (Check out this great photo gallery from The Register Citizen.) The venue is truly stunning; you can see why it is a top pick in the area for weddings and parties. There were kids activities on the lawn down the hill and a terrific string band, Switch Factory from Litchfield strumming folk and bluegrass music. They were situated perfectly in between the rows of vendors outside, the grassy stretch of makers below the hill, and the packed crowd in the white barn. Lines were long at most of the tables with eager attendees, but Litchfield Distillery and the new Barn Restaurant & Bar might have everyone beat; at least that was the case for the two hours I roamed the event.
My first bite should probably win props for its packaging. The White Horse served an adorable little cone of curried chicken salad. It was a perfect, quick punch of flavor. Another charmer was the gazpacho from Love Hearts Bakery and Cafe. It was cold with just enough kick. The canapes from West Shore Seafood almost ended up in my purse; I’m a sucker for crisp, chilled sea creature bites with a pang of caviar. Kudos to the new kid on the block, Barn Restaurant & Bar right there in Morris (actually spitting distance from South Farms) for drawing people in with their tangy, sweet pulled pork slider. And, although I’m always more into my SAVORies than my sweets, I will still indulge; I mean, ‘tis my job, right? My favorite sweet treat, Best in Show let’s say, was the apply-cinnamon yumminess-SERVED IN AN EGG SHELL from the Dining Room at The Mayflower Inn & Spa . It said “To Hell with all yoos and your pumpkin spice!”
MaryBeth Lawlor, editor at Litchfield Magazine, had everyone reason to be pleased. “We are thrilled with the participation and overall attendance of Savor Litchfield 2019. It was a beautiful day and everyone enjoyed eating, drinking, shopping, and making new connections."
BritsBrand Mayflower Inn & Spa
Ciesco Catering MarketPlace Tavern Litchfield
Community Table Mine Hill Distillery
Diageo Worldwide Wines
Fifth State Distillery Spring Hill Vineyards
Goodworks Infinity Music Hall Sunset Meadow Vineyards
Hopkins Vineyards Sweet Lab Confections
John’s Cafe Bakehouse of Litchfield
Josh Cellars The Barn Restaurant & Bar
Litchfield Distillery West Shore Seafood
Love Hearts Bakery and Cafe White Horse Country Pub
And if all that wonderful-ness is not enough enticement for you to put this event on your calendar for next year, 100% of the money taken in from our Chances to Win program at the event, went to the Morris Food Bank.