In partnership with West Hartford Nutrition Services, Growing Great Schools—a parent-founded organization that connects West Hartford elementary schools to local, farm-fresh food—has teamed up with eight area chefs (including our very own Scott Kluger) to bring you the Chefs do School Lunch event at Hall High School on November 14th.
This night of wellness will feature meals prepared by the talented chefs, as well as an assortment of activities run by partnering farmers and fitness specialists. Click here to register online, or send an RSVP email to email@example.com.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for children. Seatings are at 5:00 p.m., 5:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. We hope to see you there!
Scott Kluger, Co-Owner
Hartford Baking Co.
Hunter Morton, Executive Chef
Billy Grant, Chef/Owner
Chris Torla, Executive Chef/Partner
Tony Camilleri, Executive Chef
Esther Pryor, Pastry Chef
KC Ward, Chef de Cuisine
Evan Romano, Line Chef
Thanks to recent Latin American harvests, we’re now featuring two new specialty coffees in the cafe. Our latest Stumptown beans—Torres Villalobos and Valle de los Santos—hail from Costa Rica. As with our bread and pastries, we’re committed to bringing you the freshest product possible, so be sure to grab some of this exquisite coffee before the season’s crop runs out!
According to the folks at Stumptown, the Torres Villalobos is known for its “outstanding sweetness and fine acidity.” The Torres family lovingly cultivates the Villalobos coffee on their farm in the small community of Barranca de Naranjo. The flavor profile has notes of toffee, cherry, hazelnut, caramel and honey.
The Valle de los Santos—or Valley of the Saints—is Stumptown’s first collaborative coffee from Costa Rican farmers, featuring a blend of roasts from Beneficio Don Mayo and Beneficio Los Angeles. The flavor profile has notes of brownies, toffee, black currant and cherry. It’s both “structured and syrupy.” (And it truly tastes like brownies!)
Fall is upon us, and with it comes a few new seasonal offerings. We’ve created specialty menu items perfect for an autumn afternoon indulgence or to set out on your Thanksgiving table. Visit us at the café to try them all!
Brioche dough is simultaneously light and rich, and we’ve infused it with house-made lemon sugar cubes. Ideal for someone looking for a pastry that’s only slightly sweet.
Rustic Apple Crostata
Our traditional rustic fruit tarts, with a fall twist. We get our apples from Deercrest Farm in Glastonbury!
Pumpkin’s always an obvious choice for fall pastries, but to give it maximum flavor, we’re using both the purée and seeds. The use of pumpkin purée results in a lighter texture than traditional muffins.
Autumn Spice Financier
We eschew the traditional almond flour in these financiers in favor of ground walnuts (walnut flour). The result is a moist pastry that embodies the flavors of fall, thanks for the addition of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and ginger.
Go beyond your perception of fall-inspired espresso drinks (we’re looking at you, pumpkin spice latte-lovers) with our new house-made maple shots. Comprised of maple syrup and brown sugar, this will add just the right amount of sweetness to your next cappuccino.
What do you get when you combine house-made caramel and air-popped popcorn? An addictive snack that strikes the perfect balance between salty and sweet.