Timothy S. Hopkins Catering draws inspiration from local, seasonally-available ingredients to create food that is delicious, memorable, and direct from the source. We are true believers in “eating locally.” Let us create an unforgettable event for you.
Picture this: It’s a warm June evening and a jazz band is playing in the tent. Throughout the tent is the laughter of friends who have come together to support Appleton Farms, the 350-year old Ipswich farm now protected by the Trustees of Reservations. In the spirit of the evening, Tim Hopkins has conjured up a fantastic, locally-inspired menu.
Guests mingle and sample hors d’oeuvres, accompanied by wines from Mill River Winery and beer from Ipswich Ale Brewery, encountering tastes that are both unique and extraordinary. For this evening, Tim has prepared mouthwatering local wild mushroom tartlets and shooters with local petit peas and mint. A crowd favorite is the skewers of herb-marinated Northeast Family Farms tenderloin with horseradish dip. Ice-cold Wellfleet oysters are a delicious way to usher in the summer.
In the center of the room, guests find anarray of beautifully grilled vegetables from a family-owned farm in Ipswich, fresh local breads, and goat cheese from nearby Topsfield. Dinner includes Appleton Farms’ very own seasonal greens and local filet of beef with a spring onion demi-glace. The finale is Caramel Apple Ice Cream from our own ice cream store, The Salem Screamery, accompanied by Mighty Ginger cookies from Lark Fine Food of Essex.
We are proud to support the many wonderful farms and businesses in Essex County that provide some of the best-tasting produce and seafood in the world. Eating locally not only means delicious food, it means helping North Shore farmers and fishermen stay in business and by extension, preserving the areas cultural and natural history.