Heard on the Hill

Feast on the Northeast

Most Members of Congress seed snack bowls in their reception areas with little tastes of home.

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) prefers to bring hospitality giants to the Capitol for an “Experience New Hampshire” reception — an invitation-only event happening tonight in the Russell Senate Office Building.

The annual eatravaganza (this year marks the third such gathering) is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire State Society and will feature almost two dozen restaurants, bakeries, confectioners, breweries and winemakers from across the Granite State.

The maple-flavored cotton candy appeared to be the big hit last year: