Fall 2019

Wild Game Dinner

A celebration of Maine Hunting & Fishing

There once lived a bad ass Mainer named Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby...

The history of hunting and fishing in Maine is robust. In 1897, Cornelia “Fly Rod” Crosby was the first person ever to receive a Maine Guide license. Crosby had discovered her love of nature when a doctor advised her to seek “a large dose of the outdoors” which then prompted her to leave her desk job at a bank. A move to Rangeley followed and she became well-known throughout the state and beyond for her writings and passion for the outdoors; attracting out-of-state enthusiasts to Maine’s woods and streams. As she was once quoted "I am a plain woman of uncertain age, standing six feet in my stockings...I scribble a bit for various sporting journals, and I would rather fish any day than go to heaven."

It is with a nod to “Fly Rods” passion for Maine and all its glorious natural offerings that we gather once again for our annual Wild Game & Wine Dinner at Tops’l Farm. For our last meal of the 2019 season Maine Chef Ken Burkett will be serving a 5 course meal prepared over an open fire and highlighting fall flavors and wild game. This year we are joined by the team from Rebel Rebel Wine Bar in Somerville MA to pair rare & fine wines with each course. It’s without a doubt a most epic collaboration!

Limited to 36 spots - so don't delay if you are interested in securing a spot for the yurt dinner. Please note that there is a considerable walk/hike involved to get to/fro to the yurt – if transportation is required it must be set up in advance. 

Tickets are $125 each and includes a welcome drink & snack around the fire, a 5 course family style meal and wine pairings (and of course gratuity for our amazing staff).