Everybody’s heading out of town. Chef Mark Usewicz of The Independent joins Judy and Orlo Coots, innkeepers of the Sugar Hill Inn in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire for the 10th Annual Fields of Lupine Festival. On Sunday, June 7th chef Usewicz heads to the Sugar Hill Inn, just minutes from the Franconia Notch State Park, for the regional event which celebrates the blossoming of this bountiful wildflower. The Lupine, with its brilliant bloomspikes of lavender and white, attracts butterflies, creates a majestic carpet of color and provides long-lasting blossoms for cutting. Local landowners open up their fields in order to allow enthusiasts to wander freely through the incredible floral display, which rivals the splendor of the area’s autumn foliage Call 1.800.548.4748 for reservations, directions and additional information. If you can’t make it up to New Hampshire next week, mark your calendars for the Sugar Hill Inn’s first New Hampshire Craft Beer Dinner on June 21st when Orlo Coots, chef and home brewer will pair beers with a specially designed menu.