Storybook-themed menu named for ‘Party In The Stacks’ – Milford-Orange Times

The Christopher Martin Restaurant in New Haven will return to the Milford Public Library with a storybook-themed menu for this year’s Party in the Stacks fundraiser to benefit the Friends of the Milford Library.

The event will take place on Saturday, October 22, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Milford Public Library, located at 57 New Haven Ave. This year’s event features a storybook theme. In addition to appetizers from Christopher Martin’s, the adults-only event will feature specialty drinks and adult beverages from The Crushed Grape in Milford, music, dancing, raffle/auction prizes and costume contests and quizzes.

“We are thrilled to have The Crushed Grape return as this year’s party sponsor,” said Jennipher Israelite, FOML’s vice president for fundraising. “The liquor store will stock our bar, bringing a selection of wines, beers and a signature themed cocktail. Owner Greg Davies will serve as bartender extraordinaire.

Christopher Martin’s entree menu includes gluten-free and dairy-free options to appeal to vegetarians, pescatarians and carnivores. Items include: Stone Soup, Italian “shooters” wedding meatball soup; Wicked Witch’s Broom, spicy Thai sirloin skewer with a shallot whip; Les Trois Petits Cochons, puff pastries stuffed with three sausages; Chicken Little, small acorn soufflés garnished with chicken salad and pine nuts; Ali Baba Ghanoush, pita bread toast served with baba ghanoush and hummus; Humpty Dumpty, eggs stuffed with lobster; Cinderella’s carriage, fried pumpkin ravioli; Kiss the Frog, smoked salmon with dill and a pickle on brioche slices; Snow White Shrimp, jumbo Gulf shrimp served with cocktail sauce; Jack’s Beanstalk, pea tops with grilled chicken, Monterey Jack cheese and cilantro pesto bruschetta; and cold antipasto platters, assorted cheeses, charcuterie, and Mediterranean specialties with a variety of crackers and breads.

Desserts will include: ugly ducklings, carved swan cream puffs; Gingerbread man, gingerbread man cookies; and Les Petits Chaperons Rouges, mini red velvet cupcakes.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online by credit, debit or PayPal on the Milford Public Library website at or at Tickets can also be purchased in person at the library loan counter by cash or check only.

Tickets are $45 per person until September 30. Starting October 1, prices will be $55 per person. Tickets will also be available at the entrance. For questions or sponsorship opportunities, email [email protected] or call 203 783-3291.

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