This Friday and Saturday get into the summer spirit at the Apple Street Farm Firefly Festival Dinner in Essex, MA. Folks gather in the field of Apple Street Farm, the equestrian farm of
L'Espalier’s chef/owner, Frank McClelland, and are treated to five courses paired with wines. Guests will enjoy a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres on arrival, then sit down to dishes prepared using the bounty of the farm and local ingredients. Ipswich steamers and sweet corn purée; grilled swordfish; spit roasted duck; a cheese course and dessert are all included - as well as the bucolic setting (5:30 PM arrival, 6:30 PM dinner; $180 per person, includes wine, tax and gratuity; make reservations by calling 617-262-3023).