The Red Lion Inn: A Farm Fresh Update to a Historic Restaurant

Our VideosBy Liza de Guia on Aug 28, 2013
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“I think the misconception is that the talent isn’t here like it is in the city.”

Meet Brian Alberg, the Executive Chef and Director of Food & Beverage, at the historic, 200+ year old, Red Lion Inn, a farm to table restaurant in Stockbridge, MA. Brian, along with a small handful of chefs, are responsible for updating the current restaurant landscape in The Berkshires, proving to locals and visitors that their food can compete with the high quality dishes and service found in the big cities. At The Red Lion Inn, you can experience the past with a food program that champions the future: small farms, farmers and food artisans. Locally grown produce and whole animals from the area are honored here, inspiring dishes that make you appreciate the terroir of this special farm community. Enjoy Brian’s story. I hope he inspires you to head upstate for a visit!

OR, to experience something even more unique, Brian will be showcasing the very best of The Berkshires at his Outstanding in the Field Dinner, September 8th, at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA. Set outdoors amidst a beautiful backdrop, you can taste for yourself how Brian is truly inspired by the area. Just take a peek at the menu below.

Outstanding in the Field Menu for Sunday, September 8:

Passed Hors d’oeuvres
Berkshire Valley Beef Summer Sausage, Half-sour Pickles & Grain Mustard
Joshua’s Farm Deviled Eggs with Nancy Fuller’s Roasted Beet Relish
Willow Brook Farm Sweet Corn Pancake with Rawson Brook Farm Monterey Chevre

Dinner (Served Family Style)
Amuse
Chilled Smoked Farm Girl Farm Tomato Soup with Olive Oil-poached Turnips
First
Howden Farm Sweet Corn & Berry Patch Tomato Salad with Equinox Farm Arugula & BBQ Meat Market Bacon
Second
Wanabea Farm Rabbit and Raven & Boar Pork Shoulder Choucroute, Parsnips, Carrots & Smoked Caraway
Third
Wood-grilled La Belle Farms Duck Breast, Foggy River Farms Kale Hash & Buttered Indian Line Farm Celery Root
Dessert
Dave’s Melons with Berle Farm Crowdie & Berkshire Wildflower Honey

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Thanks for watching food. curated.! For ticket information for the OITF dinner, click here. Happy eating!   

Comments

  1. Chef Brian Alberg you are a shining light, a beacon of hope for the future of food and farming in our little patch of heaven on earth. Very well said. Liza you are a story teller extraordinaire, you have managed to capture the essence of chef Alberg perfectly. Bravo

  2. Chef Brian Alberg you are a shining light, a beacon of hope for the future of food and farming in our little patch of heaven on earth. Very well said. Liza you are a storyteller extraordinaire you have managed to capture the essence of Chef Alberg perfectly. Bravo

  3. Great Post I love the Berkshire’s, You can actually fish on a private lake with a bass master. Great Food equals good times.

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