Food for Thought

Feed your mind, body, and spirit at one of our monthly dinners with an illuminating speaker. Includes a 3-course farm-to-table dinner prepared by noted regional chef Brian Alberg with wine. Limited seating.

There is a delicious and robust vegetarian option for each dinner (if it isn’t already). Just let us know your preference!


Saturday, September 14, 6 pm

Museum Town in the Barn

MUSEUM TOWN is Jennifer Trainer’s new documentary that tells the unique story of the power of art to transform a post-industrial city. Threaded with interviews with celebrated artists including Nick Cave and David Byrne, and featuring narration by Meryl Streep, MUSEUM TOWN traces the remarkable story of MASS MoCA.

“A remarkable achievement” (Austin Chronicle)

“The most fun documentary I’ve seen in a long time” (Flixist)

“Visually, sonically and emotionally compelling” (Berkshire Eagle)

TICKETS $45; includes the screening in the 1910 Barn, a BBQ dinner with A-OK BBQ, and a conversation after the film with Trainer, installation artist Michael Oatman, and social impact investor (and The Porches Inn co-creator) Jack Wadsworth. Cash bar with beers by Bright Ideas Brewing.


Saturday, November 9, 6 pm

Dinner with Jake Levin

Take your barbecue love affair to new heights with butcher and charcuterie expert Jake Levin, author of The Smokehouse Handbook. Levin, a native of the Berkshires known as The Roving Butcher, will demonstrate mouthwatering smoking and curing methods and discuss the importance of buying local, pasture-raised animals—and how this decision impacts the environment and builds community connections. A farm-to-table dinner follows.

TICKETS $100/$90 MEMBERS; includes dinner, wine, and book