Events

Jan
30
Thu
Manger! Boire! Eat! Drink! Friday, January 30 6:30pm Joel Robuchon Menu @ Chez Nous
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 

We hope that you will join us, this week’s menu is inspired by the great French chef Joel Robuchon: a Creamy Mushroom & Lentil Soup, followed by a Parsley-Crusted Roast Leg of Lamb & Robuchon’s famous ultra-ultimate Mashed Potatoes.  For dessert, an elegant Dark Chocolate Tart. Then, on Thursday, Feb. 13, we are going to revisit this menu and put our own, modern interpretation on it: a Mushroom & Lentil Pate, a 7-hr roasted & pressed Leg of Lamb with crispy Potato Fondant, and a Dark Chocolate Flan.  Both menus will be accompanied by French wines.  Each menu is, as always, $35. for food, wine, recipes & a cooking demonstration.
Feb
5
Wed
Community Night Wednesday February 5 Dine for Community Access to the Arts @ Chez Nous
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday Nights through the winter, Dine at Chez Nous to Support Organizations Working to Improve Lives in the Berkshires

Each evening will be devoted to a different non-profit organization with 15% of the night’s net profit given directly to support their work in our community

Through a rich array of arts workshops—in painting, dance, theater, singing, drumming, juggling, yoga, creative writing, and more— CATA artists tap into their potential, explore new talents, and share their unique points of view. Public events including our annual performance and year-round art exhibits bring our whole community into the act—shining a light on the ability within disability.

CATA’s vision of inclusion takes work. Our arts workshops take place weekly so that our artists have the chance to build on their talents, class after class. We forge strong partnerships with other organizations — social service agencies, day-habilitation programs, residences, and schools— so we can reach as many people with disabilities as possible. We hire professional faculty–all working artists themselves–to lead our programs. Because that’s what our CATA artists deserve. And, we work closely with prominent cultural organizations to showcase the talents of our CATA artists for our whole community, in art exhibits, performances, and poetry readings.

CATA is about creating the community we all believe in: one that recognizes the value of ALL of its members.

Please join us for our Community Nights this winter. Each week we will partner with a local nonprofit to highlight their cause. While we have always partnered with local organizations with different donations, including cooking classes, Chef for a Day, or gift certificates for dinner, recently we have been thinking about how to integrate our work more directly with the community that has supported us for almost 14 years. We are looking forward to giving back by doing what we do best, feeding people!

Here is what you can do to help: bring your friends and family and enjoy an evening out while supporting a good cause. It’s a great combination. In addition, everyone who attends to support Community Night will have their names entered into a raffle for a chance to win a dinner for 2 at one of our popular wine dinners!

Please mark the following nights on your calendar if you would like to enjoy a delicious meal at Chez Nous and take advantage of this easy opportunity to contribute to some of the community organizations doing important work to strengthen the Berkshires and beyond:

 

February 5Community Access to the Arts CATA nurtures and celebrates the creativity of people with disabilities through the arts.

February 12: Berkshire Film & Media Collaborative creates educational, workforce and production opportunities in the film and media industry as an economic initiative for the western Massachusetts region.

February 19 Flying Cloud Institute programs promote creative thinking, problem solving, and mastery learning in STEM discliplines through an integrated approach. They provide children from kindergarten through high school with opportunities to engage in real world experiences under the supervision of professionals in these fields who inspire them to reach their full potential.

February 26 Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention The Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention (BCSP) was established as a regional coalition of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP) in 2009 with a mission of reducing self-harm and suicides. The mission of Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention is for everyone to find an alternative to suicide and self-harm, to find relief from unbearable psychological pain, and for our community to meet their needs. BCSP is part of a network of regional coalitions throughout Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

March 4: Music In Common Empowers youth & communities against hate through dialogue, collaborative songwriting, multimedia and performance.

May 20: Railroad St. Youth Project RSYP’s professional staff pairs youth-generated ideas with community resources, empowering youth to create and oversee a wide range of innovative, life-changing projects. Unmatched in mission and scope, RSYP excels in helping youth find their voice and realize the benefits of their commitment to themselves and their community.

May 27: WAM Theatre THEATRE FOR EVERYONE THAT BENEFITS WOMEN AND GIRLS. WAM Theatre is a professional theatre company in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Their vision is to create opportunity for women and girls, theatre as philanthropy.

Feb
6
Thu
Beer Dinner with Jack’s Abby & Springdale Brewers Thursday, Feb. 6, 6:30pm @ Chez Nous
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

4 course beer dinner with Framingham, MA brewers! *

Crispy Calamari, Peruvian Pepper Sauce & Pickled Peppers

Post Shift Pilsner, Brewed with Bavarian malt & hops, an everyday Pilsner

which is bright, crisp, and refreshing

House-made Veal & Mushroom Sausage Rolls

Hazelnuts, Frisee Salad, Port Jus

Hoponius Union, lager yeast combined with West Coast IPA hops.

Like a traditional IPA but with a twist!

Smoked-Beer Braised Black Angus Beef

Smoke & Dagger, a Black Lager brewed with traditional old world

ingredients & cutting edge lagering techniques.

Dark Chocolate & Salted Butter Caramel Tart

Framinghammer, an unusual lager style with many similarities to Imperial Stout. Silky smooth chocolaty mouthfeel is enhanced by the use of oats & brown sugar.

*menu may be subject to change based on availability

Feb
12
Wed
Community Night Wednesday February 12 Dine for Berkshire Film & Media Collaborative @ Chez Nous
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday Nights through the winter, Dine at Chez Nous to Support Organizations Working to Improve Lives in the Berkshires

Each evening will be devoted to a different non-profit organization with 15% of the night’s net profit given directly to support their work in our community

The Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative (BFMC) creates educational, workforce and production opportunities in the film and media industry as an economic initiative for the western Massachusetts region.

BFMC:

  • Develops courses, lectures and seminars at our local colleges, universities and high schools
  • Creates job opportunities for local professionals in the film and media industry
  • Networks our local professionals and introduces them to local businesses who need film/video for their marketing, promotion and social media.
  • Acts as a resource for visiting productions providing connections to local cast, crew and services.

Please join us for our Community Nights this winter. Each week we will partner with a local nonprofit to highlight their cause. While we have always partnered with local organizations with different donations, including cooking classes, Chef for a Day, or gift certificates for dinner, recently we have been thinking about how to integrate our work more directly with the community that has supported us for almost 14 years. We are looking forward to giving back by doing what we do best, feeding people!

Here is what you can do to help: bring your friends and family and enjoy an evening out while supporting a good cause. It’s a great combination. In addition, everyone who attends to support Community Night will have their names entered into a raffle for a chance to win a dinner for 2 at one of our popular wine dinners!

Please mark the following nights on your calendar if you would like to enjoy a delicious meal at Chez Nous and take advantage of this easy opportunity to contribute to some of the community organizations doing important work to strengthen the Berkshires and beyond:

 

February 12: Berkshire Film & Media Collaborative The Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative (BFMC) creates educational, workforce and production opportunities in the film and media industry as an economic initiative for the western Massachusetts region.

February 19 Flying Cloud Institute programs promote creative thinking, problem solving, and mastery learning in STEM discliplines through an integrated approach. They provide children from kindergarten through high school with opportunities to engage in real world experiences under the supervision of professionals in these fields who inspire them to reach their full potential.

February 26 Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention The Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention (BCSP) was established as a regional coalition of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP) in 2009 with a mission of reducing self-harm and suicides. The mission of Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention is for everyone to find an alternative to suicide and self-harm, to find relief from unbearable psychological pain, and for our community to meet their needs. BCSP is part of a network of regional coalitions throughout Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

March 4: Music In Common Empowers youth & communities against hate through dialogue, collaborative songwriting, multimedia and performance.

May 20: Railroad St. Youth Project RSYP’s professional staff pairs youth-generated ideas with community resources, empowering youth to create and oversee a wide range of innovative, life-changing projects. Unmatched in mission and scope, RSYP excels in helping youth find their voice and realize the benefits of their commitment to themselves and their community.

May 27: WAM Theatre THEATRE FOR EVERYONE THAT BENEFITS WOMEN AND GIRLS. WAM Theatre is a professional theatre company in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Their vision is to create opportunity for women and girls, theatre as philanthropy.

Feb
13
Thu
Manger! Boire! Eat! Drink! Thursday, February 13 6:30pm Robuchon, Revisited @ Chez Nous
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 

We hope that you will join us, this week’s menu is inspired by the great French chef Joel Robuchon: a modern interpretation of the menu from Jan 30: a Mushroom & Lentil Pate, a 7-hr roasted & pressed Leg of Lamb with crispy Potato Fondant, and a Dark Chocolate Flan.  Both menus will be accompanied by French wines.  Each menu is, as always, $35. for food, wine, recipes & a cooking demonstration.
Feb
14
Fri
Valentine’s Menu February 14, 2020 @ Chez Nous
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We’re looking forward to a delicious Valentine’s Night!  Here is a sneak peak at the menu:

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Friday, February 14, 2020

 

Starters

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup   truffle oil  10.50 

Crispy Warm Camembert, Honey & Almonds   15.

Feuille de Briq, Mixed Green Salad, Honey Vinaigrette

Organic Mixed Green & Vegetable Salad   12.

Sichuan-Peppercorn & Maple-Roasted Pear, Champagne & Blood Orange Vinaigrette

House-made Terrine of Foie Gras  18.

Quince Chutney & Toast

Fried RI Calamari with Jalapeno-Lime Sauce  14.

Warm Oysters with Creamy Sabayon  18.

Or

Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell

Champagne Mignonette & Gingered Cocktail Sauce

Each: 2.75  half doz:  16.50  doz: 33.

 

Main Plates

Roasted New Zealand Rack of Lamb   36.

Sundried Tomato Pesto, Chickpea & Herb Falafel, Melted Fennel

Red-Wine Braised LI Duck   32.

Kumquat & Dark Chocolate Sauce, Sweet Potato Fondant                                                                              

Grilled Certified Black Angus Filet Mignon   35.

Smoked Potato Croquette, Roasted Vegetables, Foie Gras & Madeira Sauce

Red-Wine Poached Atlantic Fluke     30.

Breton Buckwheat Crêpe, Vegetable Julienne, Sea Vegetable Beurre Blanc 

Pan-Seared MA Scallops & Shrimp Provençal  34.

Chorizo, Olives, Red Bliss Potatoes, Cognac

House-made Zucchini Tortellini  28.

Artichokes, Goat Cheese Sauce

DESSERTS, $10.

*Crazy Blackberry Cheesecake Soft Serve Sundae for 2  $12.50

Gingerbread Crumble, Crunchy Meringues, Berry Compote, Whipped Cream

*Dark Chocolate Pôt de Crème 

Berry Jammer Sablée Cookie 

*Blondie Sundae with Sea Salted Caramel  

Our Signature Dessert: Warm Blondie, Rum-Soaked Raisins, Golden Organics Vanilla Ice Cream, Whipped Cream

*Dark Chocolate & Hazelnut Praline Torte

Chocolate Fudge Cake, Hazelnut Mousse, Hazelnut Crunch 

*Creamy Lemon Tart

Passionfruit Whipped Cream, Berries, Crunchy Meringues

*gluten-free dessert (or can be)

Feb
19
Wed
Community Night Wednesday February 19 Dine for Flying Cloud @ Chez Nous
Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday Nights through the winter, Dine at Chez Nous to Support Organizations Working to Improve Lives in the Berkshires

Each evening will be devoted to a different non-profit organization with 15% of the night’s net profit given directly to support their work in our community

n 1983 FCI began to focus on science and arts education for children, establishing a summer program with environmental themes, led by area specialists in these fields. FCI was encouraged to begin after school programs on-site and in area schools which began in 1988. This led to a partnership with the Southern Berkshire Regional School District that was formalized in 1990 and continues to the present. The partnership began with a few classrooms participating in interdisciplinary science and math residencies, often involving environmental themes and the arts. By 2000 FCI’s work in this district had expanded to reach 30 teachers, 600 students.

Over subsequent decades FCI has become a major player in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education with partnerships in four Berkshire County school districts. Flying Cloud Institute now reaches over 3500 students each year through our in-school programs (SMArt Schools), summer programs (SMArt Summer Programs), after school and summer programs for girls (Young Women in Science Programs), and the Berkshire STEM Educators Conference (formerly BEEN Conference) and the Youth STEM Summit (formerly Youth Environmental Summit).

 

Please join us for our Community Nights this winter. Each week we will partner with a local nonprofit to highlight their cause. While we have always partnered with local organizations with different donations, including cooking classes, Chef for a Day, or gift certificates for dinner, recently we have been thinking about how to integrate our work more directly with the community that has supported us for almost 14 years. We are looking forward to giving back by doing what we do best, feeding people!

Here is what you can do to help: bring your friends and family and enjoy an evening out while supporting a good cause. It’s a great combination. In addition, everyone who attends to support Community Night will have their names entered into a raffle for a chance to win a dinner for 2 at one of our popular wine dinners!

Please mark the following nights on your calendar if you would like to enjoy a delicious meal at Chez Nous and take advantage of this easy opportunity to contribute to some of the community organizations doing important work to strengthen the Berkshires and beyond:

February 19 Flying Cloud Institute programs promote creative thinking, problem solving, and mastery learning in STEM discliplines through an integrated approach. They provide children from kindergarten through high school with opportunities to engage in real world experiences under the supervision of professionals in these fields who inspire them to reach their full potential.

February 26 Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention The Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention (BCSP) was established as a regional coalition of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP) in 2009 with a mission of reducing self-harm and suicides. The mission of Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention is for everyone to find an alternative to suicide and self-harm, to find relief from unbearable psychological pain, and for our community to meet their needs. BCSP is part of a network of regional coalitions throughout Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

March 4: Music In Common Empowers youth & communities against hate through dialogue, collaborative songwriting, multimedia and performance.

May 6: Berkshire Mt. Search and RescueBMSAR is an all volunteer, not-for-profit Search and Rescue Team, based in Western Massachusetts. We are available 24 hours a day for missing person searches in Western Massachusetts and the surrounding area. The team can provide trained search and rescue personnel, K-9 search teams, search management and other related resources, free of charge.

May 20: Railroad St. Youth Project RSYP’s professional staff pairs youth-generated ideas with community resources, empowering youth to create and oversee a wide range of innovative, life-changing projects. Unmatched in mission and scope, RSYP excels in helping youth find their voice and realize the benefits of their commitment to themselves and their community.

May 27: WAM Theatre THEATRE FOR EVERYONE THAT BENEFITS WOMEN AND GIRLS. WAM Theatre is a professional theatre company in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Their vision is to create opportunity for women and girls, theatre as philanthropy.

 

 

Feb
20
Thu
Manger! Boire! Eat! Drink! Thursday, February 20 6:30pm A Senegalese Experience @ Chez Nous
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 

 

We’re looking forward to a fresh & flavorful Senegal-inspired dinner this Thursday night, Feb. 20.  We’ll be preparing an Avocado Mousse with Coconut, followed by Mafe, a Senegalese Beef & Peanut Stew.

 For dessert, something fresh & light, there’s been a lot of buzz around Baked Alaska recently (like here, in the Berkshire Eagle), so we’ll make that classic dessert, flambe in the dining room and everything. The menu is, as always, $35. for food, wine, recipes & a cooking demonstration. See you there!
Feb
26
Wed
Community Night Wednesday February 26 Dine for Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention @ Chez Nous
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday Nights through the winter, Dine at Chez Nous to Support Organizations Working to Improve Lives in the Berkshires

Each evening will be devoted to a different non-profit organization with 15% of the night’s net profit given directly to support their work in our community

Please join us for our Community Nights this winter. Each week we will partner with a local nonprofit to highlight their cause. While we have always partnered with local organizations with different donations, including cooking classes, Chef for a Day, or gift certificates for dinner, recently we have been thinking about how to integrate our work more directly with the community that has supported us for almost 14 years. We are looking forward to giving back by doing what we do best, feeding people!

Here is what you can do to help: bring your friends and family and enjoy an evening out while supporting a good cause. It’s a great combination. In addition, everyone who attends to support Community Night will have their names entered into a raffle for a chance to win a dinner for 2 at one of our popular wine dinners!

Please mark the following nights on your calendar if you would like to enjoy a delicious meal at Chez Nous and take advantage of this easy opportunity to contribute to some of the community organizations doing important work to strengthen the Berkshires and beyond:

February 26 Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention The Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention (BCSP) was established as a regional coalition of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP) in 2009 with a mission of reducing self-harm and suicides. The mission of Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention is for everyone to find an alternative to suicide and self-harm, to find relief from unbearable psychological pain, and for our community to meet their needs. BCSP is part of a network of regional coalitions throughout Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

March 4: Music In Common Empowers youth & communities against hate through dialogue, collaborative songwriting, multimedia and performance.

May 6: Berkshire Mt. Search and Rescue BMSAR is an all volunteer, not-for-profit Search and Rescue Team, based in Western Massachusetts. We are available 24 hours a day for missing person searches in Western Massachusetts and the surrounding area. The team can provide trained search and rescue personnel, K-9 search teams, search management and other related resources, free of charge.

May 20: Railroad St. Youth Project RSYP’s professional staff pairs youth-generated ideas with community resources, empowering youth to create and oversee a wide range of innovative, life-changing projects. Unmatched in mission and scope, RSYP excels in helping youth find their voice and realize the benefits of their commitment to themselves and their community.

May 27: WAM Theatre THEATRE FOR EVERYONE THAT BENEFITS WOMEN AND GIRLS. WAM Theatre is a professional theatre company in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Their vision is to create opportunity for women and girls, theatre as philanthropy.

 

 

Feb
27
Thu
Manger! Boire! Eat! Drink! Thursday, February 27 6:30pm Guest Chef via Mexico! @ Chez Nous
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 

 

This Thursday, our Last MBED before vacation!

Guest Chef Lili will share with us her tamale-making expertise.  Cheese Tamales with Tomatillo Salsa, Roasted, Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Cream Sauce, and Churros with Mexican Hot Chocolate. The menu is, as always, $35. for food, wine, recipes & a cooking demonstration. Reservations required. See you there!