The Berkshires Blog

September 2014 TasteBerkshires Spotlight

Featured Chef: David Jordan of Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club

David-JordanChef David Jordan has been making magic in the Cranwell kitchen for years as the Sous Chef and now as the new Executive Chef. He first discovered his love of cooking after working in the kitchen at both Cranwell and Canyon Ranch through his high school co-op program. His years of experience are showcased in the brand new Wyndhurst Menu which features a variety of delicious flavor combinations. “I love trying new things out in the kitchen and put ingredients together that I know work well and compliment each other.”​

Featured Farm:  Bartlett’s Orchard

BartlettsBartlett’s Orchard is located in Richmond, MA. Aside from having beautiful apple orchards where you can pick your own apples during the fall season you can also enjoy picking raspberries and even flowers throughout the summer season. Be sure to visit their farm store. In the store you will find their homemade cider along with tasty items from their bakery such as cider donuts, muffins, pies and turnovers. Also available are an assortment of jellies, jams, maple syrup and honey. Bring the whole family for a pick your own adventure any weekend between Labor Day to Columbus Day.

Featured Product:  HR Zeppelin Fine Handmade Chocolates

ChocolatesThe chocolates at H.R. Zeppelin  are handcrafted in small batches using fine organic and local ingredients by  Doria Pollinger, a New York City painter and Berkshire transplant, and are beyond decadent.  Doria approaches chocolate as her “medium,” like a chocolate artist she creates  dreamy collections of dark, milk, and white chocolate truffles, as well ooey-gooey turtles and crunchy barks. Perfect additions to any Berkshire picnic or take them home with you to enjoy a delicious Berkshire treat after your vacation has ended.