Stowe Prize in Place Packages

Gathering under the Big Tent for the presentation to the winning author is a cornerstone of the Stowe Prize experience.

Since the Big Tent will shelter in place this year, we’re bringing Stowe Prize to you. We’re partnering with local businesses, packaging up an evening of food, cocktails, and everything you need to experience Stowe Prize while you watch/participate in the live Q + A on Sunday, October 4.

Hartford Flavor Company created a signature cocktail for Stowe Prize in Place. The Count Louis, a blend of HFC’s own Wild Moon Rose, Cognac, and raspberry, gets its inspiration from the Roffignac – a Big Easy favorite named for Count Louis Philippe Joseph de Roffignac, who served as the mayor of New Orleans from 1820 – 1828.

The Pond House Café brings more inspiration from Albert’s hometown with a Cajun menu featuring many Louisiana favorites. The Pond House Café hires, trains, and mentors people recently released from prison, building their job skills and preparing them for a career in the restaurant industry.

Sandy Lamo of A Special Place Floral Design Studio will create a seasonal bouquet of flowers to share with you. When Albert was released from prison, the first thing he did was buy all the flowers at a local store. He then visited the grave sites of family and friends who passed while he was in solitary confinement, leaving the flowers in their memory. This moment was significant enough to Albert that he discusses it in Solitary.

All packages also include an access code to the September 23 release of the pre-recorded broadcast, virtual reality goggles you can use to experience Solitary using your smartphone, and a copy of Solitary signed by Woodfox.

Available Packages | The Menu | Package FAQ

The Packages

Experience Solitary | $50

Broadcast access code | Signed copy of Solitary | One pair of VR goggles

 

Stowe Prize in Place for one | $150

New Orleans entrée | Cocktail kit | Flowers
Broadcast access code | Signed copy of Solitary | One pair of VR goggles

 

Stowe Prize in Place for two | $275

Two New Orleans entrées | Cocktail kit for two | Flowershttps://www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org/museum-store/?select=2291
Broadcast access code | Signed copy of Solitary | One pair of VR goggles

 

Stowe Prize in Place for four | $525

Four New Orleans entrées | Cocktail kit for four | Two flower bouquets
Broadcast access code | Two signed copies of Solitary | Two pairs of VR goggles

 

Stowe Prize in Place / Out of Towner | $200
(serves two)

Cajun fried chicken seasoning | Red beans & rice | Cornbread mix
One lb. of Stowe Prize in Place coffee | Assorted cookies | Peanut brittle | Recipe instructions
One package of greeting cards from a local prison art program
Broadcast access code | Signed copy of Solitary | One pair of VR goggles
Add a cocktail kit for two | $35

The Menu

Hartford Flavor Company
The Count Louis cocktail

Wild Moon Rose | Cognac | Raspberry Shrub | Lemon | Club Soda

Pond House Café
New Orleans dinner

Choice of:

Entrée #1
Shrimp, sausage & chicken jambalaya | Sautéed collard greens with garlic, onion & bacon
Small loaf of cornbread | Small bottle of hot sauce
Dessert choice

Entrée #2
Cajun fried chicken with spicy aioli | Sautéed collard greens with garlic, onion & bacon
Cajun potato salad | Small loaf of cornbread | Small bottle of hot sauce
Dessert choice

Entrée #3
Cajun crab cakes with remoulade sauce | Sautéed collard greens with garlic, onion & bacon
Dirty rice | Small loaf of cornbread | Small bottle of hot sauce
Dessert choice

Entrée #4 – vegetarian
Vegetarian dirty rice with grilled tempeh | Cajun ratatouille
Sautéed collard greens with garlic, onion & tomato
Small loaf of cornbread | Small bottle of hot sauce
Dessert choice

Dessert
Choice of:
Chocolate pecan pie
Bread pudding with Bourbon sauce
Assorted truffles – chocolate raspberry, spicy Cajun, bourbon white chocolate, peanut butter fudge

Stowe Prize in Place FAQ

I ordered the Experience Solitary package. What can I expect?

Your package will ship on Monday, July 6th via USPS priority mail. After that date, packages will be shipped within two business days of your order.

 

I ordered the Stowe Prize in Place package for one/two/four. What can I expect?

A package containing your copy(ies) of Solitary and VR goggles will ship on Monday, July 6th via USPS priority mail. During checkout, you will select your meal choices and choose pickup or delivery. Pickup will take place at the Pond House Café during a time window TBD on Sunday, October 4th. Delivery to your home is possible for a fee of $20 — this includes a tip for the driver.

 

I am a Stowe Prize in Place sponsor. What can I expect?

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center staff will be in touch with you about your packages and sponsor benefit details.

 

I ordered the Stowe Prize in Place Out of Towner package. What can I expect?

Your package will ship via USPS Priority Mail on Thursday, September 24.

 

I live in the greater Hartford area. Can I order the Out of Towner?

Of course!

 

Can I order a package as a gift for someone?

Yes! When you check out, select the “This is a gift” option and enter delivery details.

 

What is the delivery zone for the fresh packages?

Delivery is within a 50-mile radius of the Pond House.

 

If I order a package for two or more, do I have to host family and friends to watch, participate, eat and drink?

That’s entirely up to you! Host SPIP guests at your home or split a package with friends and watch alone.

 

How do I watch the broadcast?

We are still working on that detail, but can tell you that it can be viewed on a computer, smart TV, tablet, or smartphone. We will email your access code within 24 hours of the release on September 23.

 

How do I participate in the live Q + A?

First, watch the broadcast. Once you’ve done that and you want to ask Woodfox a question…

 

How can I see the Solitary Garden ?

The Stowe Center landscape is open to the public daily between dusk and dawn; you can visit at your leisure.

 

How do I experience the virtual reality program?

The best way to experience this program requires a smartphone and Google Cardboard-style VR goggles (included with SPIP packages). On July 12, we will release an app for Android and iPhone, free to download, to view it. The app release will be announced via email, on our website, and via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. It will also be available to view on our website.