Dining Insider: a blog about turkey talk at Chaddsford Winery, a different kind of bird at Toscana to Go, artful dining for The Biggs Museum, holiday treats by Bella's Cookies and more
All Cook, No Book Cooks, check out Northeast Seafood Kitchen in Bethany Beach on Nov. 16, when chef Ron Burkle, along with chef Jesse Howell of Betty’s Classic American in Rehoboth, will work some Thanksgiving magic—that includes preparing a dish the original Pilgrims shared with their Indian friends. Learn how to make apple butter—and how to bake a pumpkin pie in a pumpkin. (You’ll have a few days to practice before the holiday.) For more, call Northeast at 537-1785, or visit northeastseafoodkitchen.com. Talkin’ Turkey If you missed the first two Turkey Tastings at Chaddsford Winery in Chadds Ford this month, don’t miss the last, this weekend, Nov.19 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The tastings will be held in the Vintner’s House, the...
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The Dining Insider: a blog about a special celebration at Iron Hill, the beer and wine festival at Chesapeake Inn, grilled cheese and craft brew at World Cafe Live and a tasting of Sonata wines
Not Over the Hill Quite Yet Beer lovers have been waiting for this. Iron Hill’s Fe15, brewed to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the restaurant’s opening in Newark, goes on sale Nov. 14. The Imperial American Tripel is named for the chemical symbol for iron, Fe (check your periodic table of elements), and the anniversary year. As for the flavor, expect lots of hops countered by pilsner malt. And with an alcohol content of 15 percent by volume, it should prove a mighty festive brew, indeed. It’s corked in 750 ml bottles offered for $24.50 as part of Iron Hill’s Bottled Reserves, an award-winning series of seasonal beers. Or you can try it on tap during the 15th anniversary party from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m. on Nov. 14. A raffle for a bottle of Fe15 and T-shirt...
Dining Insider: a blog about Domaine Hudson's wine honor, the new Ubon Thai Cuisine, Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, and roasted suckling pig at Olé Tapas Lounge
Domaine’s Domain: Top of the Heap We’ve always known Domaine Hudson’s wine offerings—400 by the bottle, 40 by the glass—were among the best. Now the nation knows, too. OpenTable.com has ranked Domaine’s list as one of the 50 best in America. It includes an extensive selection of popular labels and highly rated boutique wines, some available as a flight of three 3-ounce pours. Is the recognition a surprise? Not to us. Domaine consistently ranks among OpenTable’s best in the Philadelphia. OpenTable.com is the world’s largest online restaurant reservation system. Use it to make your rezzie now, then stop in and see what all the wine-ing is about. Fit to be Thai-ed We’ve been waiting awhile now because, you know, one...
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Dining Insider: a blog about wine and cheese for the Rehoboth Beach Museum, dining for historic preservation at The Biggs, Little Lee's Breakfast in America tour, the wine and beer expo at the Chesepeake Inn and more
A Fun One in Rehoboth You know how The Insider feels about wine and cheese. No wonder this one caught our eye: Tour the World With Wine and Cheese. It happens Nov. 5 at the Rehoboth Beach Museum. It’s pretty self-explanatory, but you should know this: The $40 for your ticket ($75 per couple) benefits the children’s education room at the museum. You’ll sample wares from Italy, New Zealand, Argentina, and the United States in one of the coolest places at the beach. It’ll be fun. For more, call 227-7310, or visit rehobothbeachmuseum.org for a downloadable reservation form. Artful Dining, Indeed One for the day planner: An Evening of Artful Dining: A Preservationist’s Approach to Historic Buildings in Delaware at the Biggs Museum of American Art...
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Dining Insider: a blog about the Delaware Wine & Beer Festival, brunch at Chelsea Tavern, Frank's wine dinners, Orillas' big move and the urban agriculture summit
A Festival for the Books We’ve been hyping this one for weeks. At long last, it’s here: the Delaware Wine & Beer Festival on Sunday, Oct. 23, at Pizzadili Winery in Felton from noon until 5 p.m. “This event is a showcase for locally made wines, beers and artwork by local artisans, and a place where those who appreciate Delaware-made products can sample and enjoy them in one venue,” says Cindy Small of Kent County Tourism, producer of the event. “It is the only place where you can meet all of Delaware's brewers and vintners in a single setting”—or watch a highly competitive keg-tossing contest. All in all, there will be more than 30 wines and brews, as well as food by Pizzadili, handmade cigars from Veritas Cigars and delicious...
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