- Edward Acker Photography
- Brian Alberg, executive chef and food and beverage manager of The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge.
Finally, a chance to test the idea that the grass is always greener on the other side. Berkshire Farm & Table blurs the lines between regional culinary powerhouses, Hudson and the Berkshires, to present two collaborative, culinary events. On Sunday, April 7, five Berkshire chefs prepare a five-course, off-the-menu tasting at the Crimson Sparrow in Hudson, and five Hudson chefs bring their culinary prowess to Allium Restaurant + Bar in Great Barrington on Monday, April 29. Participating restaurants from the Berkshires include Nudel Restaurant in Lenox and the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, and Hudson restaurateurs include Wylie Dufresne-trained molecular gastronomists Benjamin Freemole and John McCarthy of the Crimson Sparrow. The menus highlight regional ingredients and local farms, and both nights conclude with a Chefs' Cocktail Hour, where dinner guests can mingle with the host and visiting chefs to learn more about their work, restaurants, and food philosophies. Berkshirefarmandtable.com/chefx