DT Dining Insider: a blog about brunch at Deerfield, the new Firebirds, the Delaware Wine and Beer Festival, learning to cook at Abbott's Grill, and a special dinner at the Biggs Museum
A Brunch for the Books News we can use: Sunday brunch is back at Deerfield in Newark, and we couldn’t be happier. Why? First, the view. With windows from floor to ceiling in the dining area, there is no better place to greet the morning sun, even if morning is almost gone by the time you get there. The view is of the rolling golf course, and it is one of the most picturesque around. Second, and more important, is the food. The Deerfield crew measures 111 linear feet of buffet space that brims with every kind of brunch food you can imagine. There are stations for Belgian waffles and omelets (you pick the fillings); a raw bar with oysters, clams, shrimp—even sushi—carving stations with roasted meats; and, for dessert, a chocolate dipping station. And that is by no...
The Dining Insider: A blog about Vendemmia da Vinci in Wilmington, a Weyerbacher beer dinner at Longwood Gardens, beer festivals at Dover Downs and Pizzadili, wine and cheese at Stone Balloon Winehouse and banh mi in Newark
Celebrating Wine If you thought the Societa da Vinci Vendemmia Wine Festival was one kickin' party, you're not alone. Buses already come from as far north as Brooklyn and west from Lancaster. Now the push is on to lure wine lovers from the Washington-Baltimore area. “We’re turning it into a regional event,” says chairman Ron Oronzio. And why not? Vendemmia, which celebrates the annual grape harvest, is one of the best wine events going. Twenty-five of the best restaurants in the state—Caffé Gelato, Harry’s Seafood Grill, Soffritto Italian Grill, and the Martuscelli family’s La Casa Pasta and Chesapeake Inn, to name a few—will provide delicious food. Most of the state’s distributors will supply the wine, as will the...
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The Dining Insider: a blog about Richard Hebben at The Green Room, endless Sunday Dinner at Pomodoro, Culinature at Longwood Gardens and Brown Betty Dessert Boutique at Terrain at Styer's
A Real Treat This promises to be one of the great culinary treats of the year, so we’re telling you now: Richard Hebben, executive chef at the Park Hyatt Philadelphia, will prepare a four-course dinner at The Green Room of the Hotel du Pont Oct. 7-8. Hebben has honed his skills in hotel kitchens around the world, making him a favorite of such celebs as Robert De Niro and Jay Leno and of such influential publications as the Conde Nast chain of magazines. Just take a peek at what he has in store for you at The Green Room: Start with an amuse bouche of sweet corn with sorrel pesto and savory biscotti. Your choice of first courses is grilled Spanish octopus, warm potato and leek salad with aged sherry vinaigrette, or calabaz squash ravioli with sheep’s milk...
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