Farm to Plate Shabbat Dinner

July 13, 6pm

Parking at Shady Lady Grove, 307 100b, Moretown, VT

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Join us for a farm fresh Shabbat Dinner as we enjoy the bounty of the earth, the joy of community, and honor this day of rest with song. 

$36 per plate!  Seats limited, Reserve your spot today!

Children under 3 Free, Children 4-11 years old - $6


We begin this magical evening by welcoming Shabbat - the beautiful day of rest - with a special musical experience  led by Lisa Jane Lipkin and Jay Hitt.  We will then dance our way to a candle-lit dinner under the stars for a farm fresh meal prepared by Bobcat Cafe's Owner Chef Erin Wheeler.  

All the food will be locally grown and prepared to exquisite deliciousness!  The majority of the food with come straight from Living Tree Alliance.  We will dine under a tent on the farm.

Give yourself this wonderful gift of time to relish in the joys of community, delight in farm fresh food, and be nourished in the beauty of  nature.


Homemade Challah with Fresh Pea Hummus 

Chilled Farm Fresh Beet Soup with Honey, Coriander and Preserved Lemon

Field Green and Kale Salad with Maple Tahini Vinaigrette

Golden Raisin and Saffron Braised

Organic - Pasture- Raised Chicken, grown at Living Tree Alliance

and Nappa Cabbage Served over Roasted Garlic Polenta


Maple Spice Cake with Fresh Berries

Kids Menu:  

Organic - Pasture Raised Chicken Tenders

Fresh Veggies and Dip



Chef Erin Wheeler  graduated from the New England Culinary Institute in 2005.  She worked with Michel Mahe and Andrea Cousineau to open the Bearded Frog in Shelburne where she was the chef for 2 years.  In 2008 Michel bought the Bobcat Cafe in Bristol for Erin and her husband, Sanderson, to run.  Together they bought  The Bobcat Cafe from Michel in 2014, and have been serving delicious Vermont raised contemporary comfort food there ever since.  

More importantly, Erin comes from a family with a strong tradition of cooking home-grown food from scratch.  


Musical Shabbat Experience Leaders:

Lisa Jane Lipkin and Jay Hitt bring extra warmth and light to Shabbat services, High Holy Days, and all manner of special events with their soulful singing, exquisite musicianship and depth of spirituality.


Lisa Lipkin is a New York-based singer-songwriter, cantorial soloist, music educator, and synagogue musician whose love of the sacred comes through in all she does. She has been seen singing, drumming and/or playing piano offering original, contemporary & traditional music from all over the Jewish music spectrum alongside such clergy as Rabba Kaya-Stern Kaufman, Rabbi Mark Sameth, Cantor Elizabeth Sternlieb, and others at Shabbat services, High Holy Days, Women’s Seders, Tu bishvat seders, life-cycle events, and holidays.

Lipkin’s recordings include “A Prayer for Peace” original Jewish prayers and chants, in addition to two secular CD’s of original songs that are interwoven with her spiritual sensibilities. Her award-winning songs have appeared in film and on many compilations. She has performed on many varied stages including opening for Steve Forbert, Dar Williams, John Pizzarelli among others.


Jay Hitt is a singer-songwriter and guitarist with seven original recordings and many awards to his credit. Originally from Pittsburgh, he twice won “Acoustic Musician of the Year” through the Pittsburgh Gazette. In addition, he was named Best Folk Artist at the New Jersey Folk Festival among other credits.

Hitt’s songs have won numerous awards and he has appeared on countless stages as a solo artist and in ensembles including stage roles in the show “It’s Always Patsy Cline” and “Ring of Fire ” with the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. He recently appeared at the Falcon Ridge Folk festival on the Emerging Artist Stage.

Hitt brings gorgeous guitar work and beautiful singing to join with Lipkin and together they create a sound that is as prayerful as it is joyful.