July 2014 TasteBerkshires Spotlight
Featured Chef: Peter Platt – Old Inn on the Green A Chicago native, Peter Platt learned to love the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts while attending Williams College. He studied at Cordon Bleu in London and in 1985 he became the Executive Chef at Wheatleigh. In 2003 Chef Platt and his wife, Meredith Kennard purchased the Old Inn on the Green where Chef Platt acts as both innkeeper and chef. His restaurant consistently wins top ratings in Zagat and AAA and Open Table has named it among the 10 most romantic restaurants in New England. Featured Farm: The Adamah Farm at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center The Adamah Farm is unique in its natural setting, its experience of intentional community, its ecological vision and holistic approach, its integration of hands-on activities and text study, and its teaching of Jewish values through sustainable agriculture. Adamah is also the largest, most established Jewish educational farm in North America. Programs at Adamah integrate physical, social, spiritual, Jewish and ecological realms in order to inspire participants to a life of service to the Jewish community and to the earth. Featured Product: Wandering Star Brewing Company Wandering Star is a 15 barrel microbrewery in Pittsfield, the largest city in beautiful Berkshire County. The Brewery is the joint effort of three transplanted brewers and craft beer enthusiasts who met in New York City’s thriving craft beer scene a few years back. After a long and bumpy path, they finally became a fully licensed and operational commercial craft brewery in 2011. They are opens for tours, tastings and growler fills on Saturdays and will set up individualized tours as requested.