Greater Hartford Arts Council Dines For Education

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ars22Farm-to-table dinner season got a head start in Hartford as the Greater Hartford Arts Council held its annual “Farm to Table” fundraising dinner at Max Downtown Sunday.

“These are the stars of the show, this is who you should be talking to,” said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proudly promoting college students Brandon Couloute from Central Connecticut State University and Gina Salvatore, a student at University of Connecticut, who both benefited from Neighborhood Studios program.

The dinner, which this year included wine paired courses including March Farm’s tomato salad, Secchiaroli Farm’s pork presse, Marwin Farm’s stuffed duck beast and Pell Farm’s strawberry semifreddo, raises money for the council’s art programs offered in cooperation with institutions including The Amistad center for Art & Culture, the Mark Twain House 7 Museum and Real Art ways.

arts11And while the reason was arts, there was talk of the big topics of the week, a minor league ball club being wooed from New Britain to  Hartford.

And while the governor has taken a “hands off” attitude when it comes to the controversial negotiating  being crafted with current New Britain Rock Cats owner, Josh Solomon, there were guests who don’t care about the politics of the deal, they just want it to happen.

“I am very happy about a baseball team coming to Hartford, said Rebecca Dalessio who came to the fundraising dinner with husband, Harry Dalessio.  “I think it will be great.”

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