Written by  ,     November 11, 2016     Posted in Announcements, Background, Business, Friendship, Fun, News, On The Web, Restaurant, The Lighter Side


I missed telling you about my trip to England with Dad, to see relatives, London, the NFL, more cows and horses… (They really do have “Tea and Crumpets” for breakfast!).  It was smashing.

I haven’t mentioned COBBLESTONES new, incredible manager, Aimee Arestani–more than a manager–she “brings it!”

(Come see what she and the team pull together for this year’s New Year’s Eve happening….)

We won’t be talking politics here, not now.  Donald Trump has a remarkable opportunity–there’s always hope…

Meghan House.  Please read my column in Merrimack Valley Magazine about this remarkable Lowell home for girls overcoming substance abuse.

And, now this…

(A phrase stolen from my favorite TV talk show host, John Oliver!)

Last night, we had an amazing Wine and Cheese Dinner at Moonstones.  (The next one is January 19th).  But don’t take it from me!  “Chris” from the Massachusetts Cheese Guild was in attendance.  This was her take-

To The MA Cheese Guild Board:

Moonstones pulled it off in spectacular fashion. Best restaurant event yet by far. Chelmsford … who knew ?

Couples were all dressed up and thought the $60 price tag was “an incredible value.”

The 50 guests had a large and lovely private room with Murano glass chandeliers and a lit fireplace.

It started right on time with a few words from restaurant owner Scott Plath about having to schlep up to Dancing Goat farm to pick up his order, and his experience there.

It was hilarious and really set a fun tone.

The food was amazingly good…

Handmade raviolis with spinach and chevre in a pinot grigio sauce with crispy pancetta – to die for.  Ditto the pork roulade.

I gave a short intro, and felt that most folks in the room had never heard of the Cheese Guild until that night …

The Winebow rep who spoke between courses on wine pairings was lighthearted and as blessedly brief.

Luca Mignogna (From Wolf Meadow Farms) was spot-on perfection when it came his time to talk, and he generously gave my media guests take home gifts.

People went berserk for his ricotta cheesecake with moscato-poached figs. He spoke of how the cheese was “still in the cow” that morning !

Merrimack Valley Magazine is planning a couple of stories about cheese, the Guild, our cheesemaker and more, so I will be sure to follow.

North Shore Mag dropped out at the 11th hour – but is cc’d on this report.

Big surprise: a reporter from the Boston Globe was also in attendance – Cynthia Cantrell….

(Who joined Dacey Zouzas of The Lowell Sun..and actually claimed that moonstones also has “The best burger in town!”





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