Spring is in the air, flowers are in bloom and, for its third season, the Inn at Hastings Park in Lexington is bringing back their glorious Culinary Garden featuring Château d’Esclans’ rosés. This exclusive collaboration between the boutique hotel and the renowned brand allows guests to make the most of New England’s all too brief outdoor dining season with al fresco food, wine, and interactive culinary educational opportunities led by owner and culinary educator, Trisha Pérez Kennealy.
The Culinary Garden, tucked between the inn’s main building and its masterfully restored barn, will be open from Thursday, May 5, 2022 through October 2022. Enclosed by a wooden fence and sheltering trees within and beyond, the intimate, natural space is a lovely setting for a luxurious gettogether for multiple groups of up to six people. Framing the Culinary Garden are garden boxes planted with basil, mint, chives, and parsley and other herbs incorporated into the seasonal menus curated by Executive Chef Alissa Tsukakoshi (formerly of Lumière and L’Espalier).
“The Culinary Garden has become a treasured dining experience for our guests and I’m honored to be able to continue this culinary collaboration with Château d’Esclans,” said Pérez Kennealy. “I opened the Inn over 8 years ago to be a place for people to gather, eat, and create memories. It means a lot to me to see our guests do all of those things while eating or taking classes in the garden.”
Open for lunch, dinner and brunch, the garden will feature Town Meeting Bistro’s seasonal a la carte menus. Guests can expect starters like Nectarine Panzanella Salad with tomato, goat cheese, and basil and Corn Soup with crab and chives. Main entrees, including Pork Tenderloin with braised greens and bourbon peach sauce, and Ribeye with roasted summer squash and potatoes, also utilize locally-sourced proteins, fruits and vegetables. For a touch of added elegance, Château d’Esclans’ rosés will be available by the glass or bottle to pair with your meal.