Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Top 10 Candy Buying Days

Shoppers appear to leave their Halloween candy purchases until almost the last minute. Nielsen's data shows that October 29 and April 15 (the day before Easter Sunday) were the top two days in terms of dollar sales in 2006. Halloween - - October 31 - - also ranks in the top ten.

1. October 29

2. April 15

3. October 28

4. October 30

5. April 14

6. October 31

7. December 17

8. October 22

9. December 10

10. April 9

Source: Homescan, a service of The Nielsen Co., 2006

Monday, August 13, 2007

Growers' Dinner at Sunset Hill

The NH Farm to Restaurant Connection is pleased to announce that the acclaimed Restaurant at Sunset Hill in Sugar Hill, NH will be the site of the next Growers’ Dinner, scheduled for August 23, 2007.

The Growers’ Dinner event is a way introduce chefs and farmers to each other and build awareness of the great variety of NH products available, setting the stage for continued and expanded purchasing of locals foods long after the dinner event is over. The Growers’ Dinner is also a way to feature local foods to restaurant patrons.

Executive Chef Joseph Peterson of Sunset Hill House, will create and direct the menu and his team of four chefs for the evening. Peterson holds a degree from Johnson and Wales University, has been featured in Bon Appetit Magazine, and has won innumerable awards for fine dining at Sunset Hill House including “NH’s Very Best Spectacular Meal” (NH Magazine). He, and Innkeepers Lon and Nancy Henderson, are members of the prestigious Chaine des Rotisseurs food guild. The Restaurant at Sunset Hill also boasts Wine Spectator awards for the past two years.

This event
has been in planning for over a year and will highlight the produce of Sugar Hill’s Turtle Ridge Farm.

Growers’ Dinner events are coordinated by the New Hampshire Farm to Restaurant Connection, a program linking New Hampshire farms with New Hampshire restaurants. The NH Farm to Restaurant Connection is a collaboration of an ever-growing group of organizations and individuals, including chefs and farmers (the organization was recognized by NH Magazine with a 2006 Best of New Hampshire Award in the Perfect Partnership category).

Space is limited at this very special event. Call Sunset Hill House for dinner details and reservations 603-823-5522.

For more information about the NH Farm to Restaurant Connection, contact Gail McWilliam Jellie at the NH Dept. of Agriculture, Markets & Food, 603-271-3788, email: gmcwilliam@agr.state.nh.us, or visit www.nhfarmtorestaurant.com

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Menu Browser Blog: Up & Running

Welcome to the Menu Browser's newest feature...the Menu Browser BLOG!

If you're not familiar with our publication, the Menu Browser is simply the "Most Comprehensive Guide to Restaurants in New Hampshire's White Mountains!"
Published every year since 1986, it's offered to White Mountains visitors free-of-charge at hotels, condominiums, information centers, attractions, and other high-traffic areas throughout Campton, Thornton, Lincoln, Woodstock, Waterville Valley, Sugar Hill and Franconia.

We'll use this forum to bring our readers more details about the restaurants featured in the Menu Browser. We want to let readers know what's happening in our region as well as what's current in the restaurant business at large. I'm not going to promise a set schedule for updates, but I'll do my best to make sure the posts are informative, truthful, and (with any luck) mouth-watering when appropriate!

For now, look for a copy of the magazine next time you're in NH. Or better yet, go to our website and look through the restaurant menus online before you head out. We're at: menubrowser.com

Hope to see you soon...