Seanna Gaherin from Dunn Gaherins restaurant is hatching a bodacious plan. She wants to throw a fully catered outdoor feast for the Upper Falls neighborhood and make it the first of an annual event.
Her original and spectacular vision was to build one long table along the entire length of Echo Bridge for the feast. This unfortunately has been nixed for a variety of regulatory and technical reasons. The current thinking is that it will be held somewhere else in the Hemlock Gorge park.
Her vision is modeled after an outdoor feast you might find in Tuscany – a whole village coming together for an outdoor evening feast – delicious food, white table cloths, candles, roving musicians. Seanna has already enlisted support for the idea from many other local businesses in the hospitality industry. She’s been talking to local organizations, aldermen, the Upper Falls Area Council, anyone who can help make this plan a reality sometime next spring.