We can't believe October has already come and gone! Such a great month for all of us here at Cure. Here's a quick recap on this last month, and some up and comings for November!
The new Fall menu came out, which if you have yet to try, you MUST! So much autumn goodness; warm spaghetti squash salad, seared tofu scallops with roasted root veggies, warm kale and pumpkin salad, fried herb poutine, short ribs with cheddar grits, caraway salmon with roasted beets.. it just keeps going!
A few weeks back, Chef Greg, Sous Chef Pete, and our head Mixologist Matt all took a trip back to Channel 3's Better Connecticut to talk about a couple of our favorite Fall menu items; the Warm Kale and Pumpkin Salad, and the Cold Cure cocktail. You can check out the clip here if you missed it!
We also hosted our very first Iron Bartending competition right here at Cure. What a wonderful, fun night amongst industry friends! A huge thank you to everyone who came to play and a big congratulations to Justin and Shelby from Infinity Hall in Hartford for taking home the gold! Its was such a success that we are considering doing it bi-annually! Keep an eye and ear out for more details on that as it unfolds.
Chef Greg was invited by Chef Tyler Anderson of Millwright's to partake in the Taste of the Nation event at the Riverview in Simsbury on October 28th. The Taste of the Nation is a fundraiser to benefit the organization No Kid Hungry to fight child hunger. Greg was honored to have been invited to it, and had a blast that night cooking for some very generous people and meeting so many other Chefs and Industry people!
We are also excited to announce that we will be featuring different musical guests once a week live in our pub! We are always looking for new, different acts so if you or someone you know might be interested in playing at Cure, shoot us an email!
We are planning our next big event for Thanksgiving Eve: Gobble till you Wobble! We will have a DJ and will be running food and drink specials all night in the pub. It should be an awesome time so please plan on swinging by for a smokey bite and cocktail and getting your party on with us!
Last night we held our very first fundraising event, Kevin's Seven, and it was a huge success! We hosted 60 people for a buffet dinner in our dining room and 15% of the proceeds were given to the Kevin Adorno Memorial Fund. Local musician Brian Jackman played live after dinner. The turnout was incredible and everything ran beautifully! We are really proud of our whole staff and grateful to all of those who came out to support this cause. Scroll down for some photos from the event!
We hope your November is off to as great of a start as ours is, and as always we look forward to seeing you down at Cure!
photographer and blogger: Jennifer Marcuson