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February 8, 2016

Eat Free or Die in Russell

The fourth annual “Experience New Hampshire” reception, a New Hampshire State Society event co-hosted by the state’s congressional delegation, sounds like the place to be for sweet-and-savory sensation seekers.

The invite-only taste around is scheduled to take place tonight from 5-7 p.m. in the Kennedy Caucus Room in the Russell Senate Office Building.

(Courtesy Jeanne Shaheen)

(Courtesy Jeanne Shaheen)

You guessed it: the iconic, 7-foot stuffed bear will be there. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., will be joined by Reps. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., and Ann McLane Kuster, D-N.H., in showing off the Granite State’s culinary chops.

We anticipate long lines to sample the following: truffle egg salad fashioned from cage-free eggs, smoked bacon and Robie Farm Toma (Omni Mount Washington Resort), seared New Hampshire sirloin with blue cheese mousse and walnut shortbread (Hanover Street Chophouse), braised barbecue venison sliders with blueberry balsamic glaze and New Hampshire cheddar (Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa) and strawberry shortcake “shooters” infused with New Hampshire honey and served on whipped cream-topped pound cake (Common Man restaurants).

Meanwhile, staff said Shaheen remains entranced by the gourmet sweets shared by Granite State Candy Shoppe and L.A. Burdick.

Peep at the full list of participating purveyors here.

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