We host weekly farm dinners and occasional wine dinners in our 120-year-old renovated barn. Dining at Claverach is a true farm-to-table experience. Our menus are based on the seasonal produce coming in out of our fields and local meats from neighboring farms.
Dinners are held in our 120-year-old renovated barn. Guests are seated at long, communal tables. Dining at Claverach is a slow-food experience, with space between each course to allow for conversation between guests and enjoyment of each individual dish.
All of the produce that we use for our dinners is grown right here on the farm. We rely on relationships with our local farmer friends for local sources of chicken, pork, beef, lamb, and dairy. With the exception of seafood, all of the proteins that we use for our dinners generally come from within 60 miles of the farm. We occasionally splurge for seafood when we can find something sustainable and seasonal. Chef Sam Hilmer designs the menu and leads the kitchen team in creating exciting menus.
While we strive to create an elegant food experience, eating at the farm will bring you closer to nature than dining at most restaurants. The barn is warmer in the summer and cooler in the winter than a climate-controlled building, so we recommend dressing for the season. You can also expect a short walk up our gravel driveway from the parking area to the barn, and having to leave the barn to visit our bathrooms (modern, be assured) located across the courtyard. Guests are also encouraged to tour the gardens, orchards, and vineyards surrounding the barn during aperitifs and between courses. High heels are not recommended!
Because our menus are based on the produce coming out of the fields at any given time, we do not announce the menu until the week of the event. We can accommodate vegetarians if given at least one week's notice prior to the dinner. No substitutions are available for any other dietary restrictions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to notify us of your dietary restrictions.
Our 2018 Farm Dinner season will run June through November. Farm Dinners are four-course meals plus appetizers. Although beverages are not included in the cost of the meal, our bar is open during farm dinners. Our bar features natural wines from around the world, craft beer, and seasonal cocktails. You can look at a sample wine list here. If you wish to bring a special bottle of wine from home, our corkage fee is $25 per 750 ml bottle. No other outside beverages are allowed on the farm. The first hour of farm dinners is an aperitif hour featuring farm-fresh appetizers and an optional tour of the gardens, orchards, and vineyards surrounding the barn. The maximum party size that we can accommodate for farm dinners is 8 guests.
We are hosting a few special wine dinners this season with visiting winemakers. Because we distribute organic, biodynamic, and sustainably-farmed wines from around the world, we have exclusive access to many exciting natural winemakers. We love pairing our farm food with unique, artisan wines! Wine dinners are five-course meals with wine-pairings. The first half-hour of wine dinners is an aperitif period featuring a glass of welcome wine and farm-fresh appetizers. The winemaker will be in attendance at each dinner to lead discussions of his/her wines. Join us to meet the winemakers and taste some exciting, hard-to-find natural wines. The maximum party size that we can accommodate for farm dinners is 8 guests.