Farm to Table Luncheon – METC

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The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
9 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940
Contact: Erin O’Donnell, Communications Coordinator
973-377-2982 ext. 16
[email protected]



Madison, NJ – On Saturday, June 17 at 12:30 pm, the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) will host a Farm to Table Luncheon at Restaurant Serenade in Chatham, New Jersey where award-winning Chef James Laird will present a delicious three-course luncheon of hand-selected seasonal and regional ingredients. As part of the luncheon, Chef Laird will lead a discussion about his use of locally sourced organic food. Reservations are required for this event. Tickets are $80, and $70 for METC Members and can be reserved online at or by calling 973-377-2982 ext. 13. Proceeds from this event will be used to support METC’s education programs.

The New York Times named Chef James Laird as “one of the best classically trained chefs in New Jersey,” New Jersey Monthly magazine has consistently rated his restaurant among “the best of the best,” and Crain’s NY Business remarked, “Serenade is among the Garden State’s most rewarding dining destinations.”

“We chose to hold this fundraiser at Restaurant Serenade because of Chef Laird’s reputation as a chef who is leading the way in innovative and creative local fine-dining,” said Deborah Farrar Starker, Executive Director. “At ‘Farm to Table’, guests will not only have enjoyable afternoon of fine dining, but will also join in a conversation about the health, economic and community benefits of eating food that is locally grown.”

Restaurant Serenade is located at 6 Roosevelt Avenue in Chatham, NJ and showcases the finest contemporary American cuisine paired with selections from an extensive, carefully assembled wine collection. More information about Restaurant Serenade can be found at

For more information about this and other programs, please visit the METC website,, or call 973-377-2982.
Explore American history with a focus on the life and stories of 18th- and 19th- century craftsmen and artisans. Drawing on its rich collection, METC is connecting the lives of people and their stories, while providing a bridge from the past to the future. Housed in a stunning Richardsonian Romanesque Revival building donated by D. Willis James to the people of Madison, NJ in 1900, METC offers something for visitors of all ages. Regular METC admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, students & children 6 and older, and free for members and children under 6. Family maximum admission $15.00. METC is open Tuesday – Saturday 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. and Sunday Noon to 5 P.M. Closed Monday & Major Holidays.