Arts, Dining & Entertainment
September 7, 2016

Popolo presents evening in the great outdoors

Saturday, Sept. 10—PLYMOUTH—If the mountain won’t come to Popolo, Popolo will go to the mountain. On Saturday, Sept. 10, the Bellows Falls community restaurant Popolo is presenting an evening in the great outdoors at Calvin Coolidge State Park in Plymouth.
The night starts with a prix fixe five-course dinner featuring New England game and area vegetables prepared and served by Popolo’s kitchen and service staff. Every course comes from area farmers, fishermen, and artisanal producers. Known for both its seasonal menus and its regular events, Popolo is no stranger to this sort of out-of-the-box concept.
“We’ll be going off-menu for this event,” said Tim Cocheo, Popolo’s head chef. “We’re serving a woodsy selection of dishes custom-designed for dining al fresco on the top of a mountain. It’s going to be a once-in-a-lifetime feast in a transcendent open-air setting.”
For the true Epicureans a wine pairing is available for an additional $40, selected by Popolo’s own wine fairy, Kristen Fehrenbach.
Dinner will be served in high style on china and linens in the old ski shelter on Bradley Hill. The shelter’s restored timber construction and two massive stone fireplaces open onto westward sunset views of Killington and the Green Mountain National Forest.
After the sun goes behind the mountains, renowned national touring artists Arc Iris, will take the stage and debut the long-awaited album, “Moon Saloon.” Fronted by ex-Low Anthem multi-instrumentalist Jocie Adams, Arc Iris has visited Popolo several times with rave reviews. The band’s music has matured into a genre all its own and along the way has garnered extraordinary reviews from NPR, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, and The New York Times.
Calvin Coolidge State Park was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps and highlights 36 Adirondack lean-tos, some with original stone hearth fireplaces.
Reservations are required and seating is limited. Tickets are $68 and include five courses, the musical performance, and optional camping. There will be a full cash bar, aptly named “The Moon Saloon”, serving traditional and event-specific signature cocktails.
If inclement weather causes cancellation of the event, tickets are fully refundable.
For more information visit popolomeanspeople.com or call 802-460-7676.

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