Help Support The Mark Twain House & Museum and Eat Great Food!

The Staff of CMTS wishes the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, Connecticut the biggest success with their annual fundraiser.  We encourage you all to participate.  It looks like a fun, fantastic, food-filled event!

Food is the focus of Twain’s Feast, the 2018 Mark Twain House & Museum Gala fundraiser, to be held Saturday, November 3 at 6 pm at the Goodwin Hotel in downtown Hartford. The annual event benefitting The Mark Twain House & Museum will highlight delectable preparations from nationally recognized chef Tyler Anderson, based on some of the foods listed in the book Twain’s Feast by Andrew Beahrs.

Audible will present a preview of its new eight-part series Twain’s Feast, based on Beahrs’ book.  Twain’s Feast is a rollicking, information-packed journey that explores Mark Twain’s life and a changing America through eight of his favorite foods. Actor, author and Twain enthusiast Nick Offerman presents Twain’s life and, with the help of some friends and Chef Anderson, reveals a surprising culinary and ecological history. This Audible Original is a fun look into the heart of a changing America, with the sharp eye and unmistakable wit of Mark Twain as a guide.

In this article from The Huffington Post, the author describes some of the dishes detailed in the publication.

The evening begins with cocktails at 6 p.m.  Dinner will be served family style and Chef Anderson will describe the dishes and how he was inspired by Twain’s Feast.

Silent auction items up for bid at the gala include a a five-day stay in a private home on the French Riviera with Norwegian Air tickets included; a dinner for six in the Hartford brownstone home of Luke and Sara Bronin, catered by Chef Anderson; and a seven-day steamboat cruise down the Mississippi River on the American Queen.

“Twain’s Feast”, the gala’s theme, is directly related to the museum’s mission of preserving and promoting Mark Twain’s legacy.

Read more about Mark Twain’s love of food in this Frank Rizzo story in Hartford magazine.

You can Buy gala tickets here.