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eat. drink. explore.

A speakeasy dinner series presented by Stonecutter Spirits

 

 

it's time to Adventure.

 

Adventure Dinners are speakeasy-style gatherings in unexpected places organized and hosted by Stonecutter Spirits, a craft distillery focused on the art of aging gin and whiskey in Middlebury, Vermont.

We collaborate with other Vermont makers and local food producers to create dining experiences unlike any other.

Be prepared to be on your toes; RSVP to a dinner and you'll get the exact starting location texted 24 hours before the event. 
 

 

 
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current adventures:

cemetery

Saturday, October 13, 6:00 pm

Waterbury, VT

Time to get spooky at Adventure Dinner...if you dare! Your journey starts with a wander through a historic Waterbury cemetery--we're letting tasty bites and tombstones intermingle. Find the secret passageway and make your way through the edge of the fields to a dreamy fall feast surrounded by barns and historical homes. 

We're excited to feature James Beard award nominated Chef Cara Chigazola Tobin of Honey Road (one of our favorite haunts). Copper platters and wood boards will line the autumn-inspired table, filled with late-harvest veggies and local meats roasted over coal in the Eastern Mediterranean tradition. 

Event is rain or shine, and a ton of fun either way. Dress for a fall evening outside, and don't forget that flannel or jacket for when the sun finally sets. Veggie option available by request. 

Our all-inclusive ticket covers dinner, cocktails and all the adventure you can handle.

We are proud to feature these talented Vermont makers and producers:

Stonecutter Spirits / barrel-aged gin + whiskey

Cara Chigazola Tobin / chef, Honey Road

Jeremy Ayers Pottery / handmade pottery

Savouré Soda / handcrafted soda

Red House VT / styling + waxed canvas goods

Imhotep Vermont / design + build

Stitchdown Farm / floral design

DSKI Design / handmade books + printing

Petit Noir Coffee + Espresso / artisanal coffee

Vermont Creamery / cheese + butter

...and many more!

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Goat Farm

Saturday, July 28

Townshend, VT

The sunshine is stretching into the evening and the garden is overflowing with flowers and bounty like no other time of the year--it's the perfect time to feast at the farm!

Join the Adventure Dinner team for an amble with goats little and big by your side! Map in hand, you'll hike through a shaded thicket where cocktails and goats await on the other side. This trek is followed by a lavish feast at our 80 foot table filled to the brim with the garden green salads, local meats and fish. 

Each course will feature a paired Stonecutter cocktail that draws on the season and the farm--wildflower spritzes, milk punch, and even those delicious goat milk caramels will make an appearance. 

We're excited to feature a little west coast meets east coast for our meal; chef Jessica Battilana--a Vermont native--will be onsite from Cali working with chef Peter Varkonyi, the genius behind the menus of our Orchard and Pig + Pasture Adventure Dinners. Let the deliciousness flow! 

Event is rain or shine, and a ton of fun either way. Dress for a summer evening on a farm, and don't forget that flannel for when the sun finally sets. Veggie option available by request. 

Our all-inclusive ticket covers dinner, cocktails and all the adventure you can handle.

We are proud to feature these talented Vermont makers and producers:

Stonecutter Spirits / barrel-aged gin + whiskey

Jessica Battilana / chef, Repertoire author

Peter Varkonyi / chef, Brownsville Butchery + Pantry

Big Picture Farm / goat cheese + caramels

Savouré Soda / handcrafted soda

Deirdre Heekin / La Gargista

Red House VT / styling + waxed canvas goods

Imhotep Vermont / design + build

Stitchdown Farm / floral 

Graham Keegan / indigo dying

DSKI Design / handmade books + printing

Tad Cooke / photography

Bob Handelman / videography

Abracadabra Coffee / artisanal coffee

Vermont Creamery / cheese + butter

...and so many more! 

 

Warehouse

Saturday, April 7, 6:00 pm

Burlington, VT 

Throw on your fanciest apparel and join us for a Gatsby gala in our very first urban Adventure Dinner! 

Shake those mud season blues with an evening of decadence, delight, and cocktails! Follow directions our secret entrance and find yourself in a space like unlike any you've seen before. You'll be transported back to the glamour and glitz of the 1920s within the walls of a transformed industrial warehouse.

Our meal and cocktails are inspired by the early 20th century menus from the Waldorf Astoria and our very own Hotel Vermont; we'll feast on oysters, fermented goodness, and the favorites of the Roaring 20s. 

Event is black tie optional (we're going fancy, folks!) We will be indoors for the duration, which means rain or shine. Veggie option available by request. 

Our all-inclusive ticket covers dinner, cocktails and all the adventure you can handle. 

We are proud to feature these talented Vermont makers and producers:

Stonecutter Spirits / barrel-aged gin + whiskey

Chef Doug Paine / Hotel Vermont

Sol + Lauren / Farmers and Foragers

A.O. Glass / tumblers + glass works

Ethan Joseph / Iapetus wine

Red House VT / styling + waxed canvas goods

Imhotep Vermont / design + build

Nectar + Root / floral design

DSKI Design / handmade books + printing

Kate Robinson / illustration + design

Local Frame Media / videography

Corey Hendrickson / photography

Abracadabra Coffee / artisanal coffee

Vermont Creamery / cheese + butter

...and many more! 



PIG + PASTURE

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Chelsea, VT

Grab your favorite fall flannel and join us for a barn feast like you've never seen! Follow our directions through the woods to arrive at a small slice of farm heaven. You'll start with a trek through pastures and over creeks, emerging on the heritage homestead site when the farm was founded hundreds of years ago. 

Buried earth cooked pigs, smoked cocktails and the bounty of fall harvest await you in a barn filled to the brim with warmth and locally-sourced food. 

A portion of each ticket will be donated to efforts to rebuild Puerto Rico. 

Wear comfortable shoes for a stroll on the farm. Event is rain or shine (and fun both ways). Veggie option available by request. 

We are proud to feature these talented Vermont makers and producers at our evening in the pastures:

Stonecutter Spirits / barrel-aged gin + whiskey

Chef Peter Varkonyi / Wild Roots restaurant

Longest Acre Farm / pigs 

Stitchdown Farm / floral design

Red House VT / styling + waxed canvas goods

Imhotep Vermont / design + build

Shacksbury / artisanal cider

Two Potters / pottery 

DSKI Design / handmade books + printing

Kate Robinson / illustration + design

Runamok Maple / smoked maple syrup

Elisabeth Waller / photography

Local Frame Media / videography

Vermont Creamery / cheese + butter

Abracadabra Coffee / artisanal coffee

Orchard

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Addison County, VT

 

 

Fire, cocktails, sunset--this is the summer fete you've been dreaming would happen. Guests arrive at a Cornwall orchard and receive a map to explore the farm as one only hopes--wandering through a maze of old apple trees to discover feasts hidden between the groves. 

Starting with clambake a la plancha--a tantalizing combination of sea and fire--and ending with a sit-down feast facing the Adirondacks at dusk, this is a meal and adventure you won't want to miss. 

Wear comfortable shoes for a stroll on the farm. Event is rain or shine (and fun both ways). Veggie option available by request.  

We are proud to feature these talented Vermont makers and producers at our Orchard evening:

Stonecutter Spirits / barrel-aged gin + whiskey

Chef Peter Varkonyi / Wild Roots restaurant

Sunrise Orchards / family apple orchard + host

Red House VT / styling + waxed canvas goods

Imhotep Vermont / design + build

Vermont Creamery / cheese + butter

Abracadabra Coffee / cold brew coffee

Shacksbury / artisanal cider

Carey Nershi / photography + styling

Local Frame Media / videography

Kate Robinson / illustration + design

DSKI Design / handmade books + printing

Caroline's Dream / all-natural skin products

Healthy Living / natural foods market

Flower Farm

July 30, 2016

Stitchdown Farm, Bethel, VT

Organic flowers, treasure hunts and lamb roasts--oh my! Your evening starts with arrival at an idyllic flower farm tucked into central Vermont, and there your adventure awaits. 

You'll set off into the woods, finding your way with new friends and gathering treasure as you go. Once you emerge from the hunt you'll find Chef Matt and crew roasting lamb open air, and the flower feast will begin. So much more planned, but none to be revealed. 

Wear comfortable shoes for a stroll the the woods. Event is rain or shine (and fun both ways). Veggie option available. 

For guests looking for an extended experience, overnight camping on the farm is available for an additional $40 per person. BYO camping gear; breakfast, coffee and chickens waking you up all included. 

We are proud to feature these talented Vermont makers and producers at our Flower Farm evening:

Stonecutter Spirits / barrel-aged gin + whiskey

Fable Farm Cider / artisanal cider

Vermont Creamery / cheese + butter

Red House VT / styling + waxed canvas goods

Northern Bayou Cold Brew / cold brew coffee

Corey Hendrickson / videographer

Erica Allen / photography

Farmrun / graphic design

Stitchdown Farm / flowers + floral design

Imhotep Vermont / design + build

Caroline's Dream / all-natural skin products

 

 

 

 

Lake Champlain

September 4, 2015

Videography: Corey Hendrickson

Welcome to Lake Champlain as you've never experienced her before. You'll start your evening with a cruise on the lake to a remote rock outcropping, craft cocktail in hand. At our little nook in the woods Chef Doug and Chef Christian will be cooking fresh fish and local meats over open flames while you enjoy an idyllic Vermont sunset.

Bring a small flashlight and wear water-friendly shoes. Oh, and be ready for an evening to remember. 

We are proud to feature these talented Vermont makers and producers at our Lake Champlain evening:

Hotel VT / Chef Doug Paine

Basin Harbor Club / Chef Christian Kruse

Stonecutter Spirits / barrel-aged gin

Shacksbury Cider / artisanal cider

Cloud Farm / seed-sheet grown veggies

Vermont Creamery / cheese

Corey Hendrickson / videographer

Jeff Weeks / photography

200 Lemons / creative floral design and styling

Sword + Plough / repurposed military fabric

Imhotep Vermont / design + build

 

A portion of every ticket sold benefits Slow Food Vermont.  

The exact location will be texted 24 hours before the event; for planning purposes, you'll be leaving the Charlotte region at 5:00 pm returning 9:30/10:00 to the same location.