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Attention Foodies!

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Worcester’s Best Chef Competition Mechanics Hall Sunday, January 27, 2013

Handcrafted desserts offer several options such as Lemon Blueberry Cake, Coconut Custard, Bread Pudding and Chocolate Roll, though there are often other seasonal offerings available in high summer, strawberry rhubarb and for fall Maple with Walnut Praline. Dinner is $75 per person, not including tax, drinks, and gratuity. But the views are both priceless and free and no one leaves hungry. In 2008, the senior Booth team decided to hand the reins to their grand-daughter Katie Bogert, who has been working at the Golden Lamb Buttery since she was 13. She knew the ropes and it was a sound choice, as five years later, they are going strong and showing no sign of flagging in any aspect of the operation. She manages a seasonal crew of 25, mostly part time waitstaff, plus several full-time chefs. The modest gardens of 40 years ago have “grown” exponentially and they can offer a much broader selection of their own produce for the restaurant. They also support local food artisans; their organic old world poultry comes from GourMavian Farms in nearby Bolton and they now offer full vegetarian and gluten free dinner options. One new offering in keeping with the times is a small plates menu, available Friday and Saturday before 6 and after 8 PM. Marinated olives, a mini-cheese plate, duck liver mousse truffles, roasted baby beets, and pork rillettes are among the 14 scrumptious selections. Having an idyllic country setting lends itself to celebrations, and the Golden Lamb Buttery IS a full-service facility. They host about 20 weddings a year along with a larger number of baby showers, anniversaries and general parties, plus several charity events, including wine tastings. Ms. Bogert, who has a degree in business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, claims that she doesn’t intend to keep cooking and managing the operation into her 80s as her grandparents did, but that she will be here for the foreseeable future. Katie says, “We work very hard to preserve the experience created and honed for years by Jimmie and Bob Booth. Impeccable service, delicious regional dishes prepared to perfection in an elegant country setting - that’s what people have been coming here for these last 49 years, and we intend to keep that tradition alive and well for as long as we can!”

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Foodies of New England

Golden Lamb Buttery is located at 499 Wolf Den Road, Brooklyn, CT 06234, 860-774-4423. Lunch served Tuesday - Saturday noon to 2:30, Dinner Friday and Saturday 7:00 PM. www.thegoldenlamb.com

Foodies of New England Fall 2012  

Diners. Gluten-free Fall Classics.Farm to Table.