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Tyler Anderson Chosen to Prepare Unusual Spread – Mark Twain’s Fantasy Meal

Confit Sheepshead. Courtesy of Eat In Connecticut

Celebrity Chef Tyler Anderson, co-owner of West Hartford’s Cook and the Bear as well as Millwright’s in Simsbury and Porrón&Piña in Hartford, was chosen by Audible to create ‘Twain’s Feast.’

Roast turkey was part of Mark Twain’s Fantasy Meal. Courtesy of Eat In Connecticut


Hartford’s very own celebrity Chef Tyler Anderson of Porrón&Piña was chosen to prepare Mark Twain’s reported fantasy American meal, including: smoked raccoon and turtle soup among other delicacies.

‘Smoked Raccoon Crepinette Chop.’ Courtesy of Eat In Connecticut

This dinner was put together for Audible as part of the production of Twain’s Feast, hosted by Nick Offerman. Anderson and an eclectic group of celebrities including Offerman, Jeff Tweedy, Wanda Sykes, Dr. Christina Greer, and author Andy Beahrs met in the Twain House in Hartford to wine and dine in the essence of the eccentric Twain. Their dinner conversation was recorded and will be featured on the Audible recording, which releases on Nov. 2.

“I’ve concocted a lot of interesting dishes in my life, but this dinner forced me to redefine my notion of traditional American cuisine,” chided Anderson.

The popular Chef and his award-winning team at Porrón&Piña will also be cooking for this year’s Twain Gala.  Twain’s love of food will be the focus of the 2018 Mark Twain House & Museum Gala fundraiser, to be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Goodwin Hotel – where Porrón&Piña recently opened in downtown Hartford. This annual event to benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum will feature Anderson’s delectable preparations based on some of the food items highlighted in the Audible book.

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Courtesy of Eat In Connecticut

Courtesy of Eat In Connecticut

‘Angel’s Share Almond Cake.’ Courtesy of Eat In Connecticut

Anderson prepares Trout Amandine. Courtesy of Eat In Connecticut

Mark Twain House. Courtesy of Eat In Connecticut

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