Fall in New England means many things, from leaf-peeping to cider-pressing, but of all the seasonal traditions one of the most intriguing is the old-time wild game supper. These are legally held by local non-profit organizations, usually fish and game clubs, churches, and volunteer fire departments. Perhaps the granddaddy of all these suppers is the one put on in Vermont by the Bradford Congregational Church.
About 800 folks will spend $30 each to attend the casual country feast, which will feature not-only game bagged by local hunters but also roadkill (and the occasional game farm creature). What are you likely to be served? Rabbit, venison, and buffalo are the easy-to-love meats. You’ll also get to taste things like moose, beaver (generally the least-loved morsel), and bear, maybe a raccoon pie, all stuck with color-coded toothpicks to help you sort out the jumble on your plate. Finish it all off with gingerbread topped with whipped cream. Reservations are necessary. See their website for details.