Fasten your seat belts (or, er, loosen your belts); it’s going to be a busy and delicious week in Bucks County!

Learn something. Carlow Cookery is plunging into the New Year with a new series of classes. Tonight, Wednesday, January 14, learn to sauté, grill, roast (portions and whole chickens), and stir fry chicken at the Chicken Five Ways Class, which begins at 7 pm. Tomorrow night, Thursday, January 15, 7 pm, sample some Italian wines alongside a three course meal and learn about food and wine pairing at their Italian Wines Class. Tuesday, January 20 at 7 pm, add some baking skills to your arsenal with their Bread Basket Class (you’ll learn to make Brioche, a Multi-grain bread, and others).

Lambertville- New Hope Winter festivalWinter Fest. The Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival begins this weekend and with it brings plenty to eat and drink. The festival is kicked off this Saturday, January 17, with the Annual Fire & Ice Ball, an evening of food from DiSH Catering, a cash bar, and entertainment including the ice sculptor Roger Wing and the Circus Arts Performer Rae Mae. The fun starts at 7 pm; find tickets here.

The Winter Festival continues from 3 to 7 pm on Sunday, January 17, with Blues & BBQ, hosted by the American Legion in Lambertville. They’ll have the NFL playoffs on TV, a full BBQ spread with “all the fixin’s,” and blues music played by the Bob Lanza Blues Band. If your partner-in-crime has to watch football on Sunday, this is the place for you. Buy your tickets here before they sell out!

Missing the warm weather? The third ticketed event of the Winter Festival is Cinco de Mayo at Zoubi’s from 7 to 10 pm on Tuesday, January 20, which includes a Mexican buffet, live music by Greg Cagno, dancing, and a piñata. There’ll be a cash bar and specialty drinks by Tony Arturo. Follow this link to reserve your spot! There are more Winter Festival events scheduled for the following week—be sure to check our calendar for the rest of them.

Brick Farm Market_soupOne-of-a-kind dinners. Somehow, the stars have aligned to make this week a particularly good one for special, one-time dinners hosted by restaurants and the like. Start on Saturday, January 17 at the Brick Farm Market in Hopewell, NJ for their Winter Comfort Food Market Dinner. The meal is five courses, prepared by rotating chefs. Email marketdinners@brickfarmgroup.com for more information.

Also on Saturday, January 17, Villa Milagro Vineyards is hosting a Brazilian Wine Dinner accompanied by Brazilian music (samba, bossa nova, maracatu and mangue) performed by Rio Nights. The meal will be provided by the Rios Brazilian Steakhouse of Nazereth. Sounds like a hot way to spend a cold night!

Glenfiddich Small Batch Reserve 18 Year OldOn Sunday, January 18, the highly-anticipated annual Whiskey Dinner at the Yardley Inn is slated for 7 pm. This year, they’ll be serving five courses of Scottish-inspired dishes accompanied by various Glenfiddich whiskeys. The menu is so intriguing we wrote an entire article on it, which you can read here.

The Slow Food Philadelphia chapter has chosen the Uzbek restaurant in Feasterville, Samarkand, for their monthly internationally-themed dinner on Monday, January 26. This five-course dinner includes lamb dishes, manti (dumplings), and other delicacies inspired by Uzbekistan’s unique cuisine, influenced by Turkish, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavors. Dinner is $30 per person including tax and gratuity. Reservations must be made by January 19 by calling the restaurant at  267.288.5077. There are only 40 seats available and the restaurant is BYOB.

palov samarkand

Wednesday, January 21 has FIVE specially curated dinners to choose from. Start with Matt’s Left-Handed Tasting Dinner, a surprise tasting menu prepared by Matt’s Red Rooster Grill. Due to this dinner’s popularity, it will now be happening once-monthly.

The Jamison Publick House also has their Wine Dinner on Wednesday evening (January 21), which will feature six delectable courses paired with specially selected wines.

Hopewell Valley Vineyards is hosting their Wine & Dine event on Wednesday, January 21, featuring vegetarian dishes prepared by Chef Nikiforo, who finds inspiration from his native country of Greece as well as the stateside farm-to-table movement. Each course will be paired with wine.

Is your head spinning yet? There’s more. Iron Abbey’s next Beer Dinner, featuring five courses and five beers, is also scheduled for this Wednesday, January 21. Enjoy chicken drumettes, pork tacos, shrimp and beef skewers, huntsman stew, and apple strudel.

Wine pairing dinnerOkay, last one. The Vintage Grille continues their own series of Wine Dinners this coming Wednesday, January 21 with their Sicilian Wine Dinner, starting at 7 pm.

You may just want to have a coin ready to flip to help you pick. Have fun!

To market, to market. The Wrightstown Winter Market takes place on the second and fourth Saturday of every month through April. The New Hope Indoor Farmers Market happens Thursdays throughout the winter season at the Event Center by Cornerstone (formerly the Eagle Fire Hall) and the Princeton Winter Market occurs once monthly (next date: January 15). In Flemington, the Hunterdon Land Trust’s Winter Farmers’ Market returns Sunday, January 18 from 11 am to 1 pm with 14 farmers and vendors. It takes place at the Dvoor Farm, off the Route 12 circle. The market will be held the third Sunday of every month. The Stockton Farmers Market, the Stangl Factory Farmers Market and the Quakertown Farmers Market are open year round.

Kale from Milk House Farm Market

Here’s what you’ll find at area farmers’ markets:  Apples (Keepsake, Braeburn, Fuji, Gold Rush, Pink Lady, Stayman Winesap), beets, butternut squash, carrots, celeriac (celery root), cheese pumpkins, collard greens, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, micro-greens, mushrooms, napa cabbage, onions, potatoes, rutabaga, salad greens, strawberries (frozen), sweet potatoes, swiss chard, tatsoi, turnips, watermelon radishes, and wheatgrass.

Most markets will also have eggs from free-range chickens, grass-fed and pastured meats, preserves, specialty foods, baked goods like breads, cakes, cookies and pastries, cheese and yogurt, cider and juice, sauces locally roasted coffee, and interesting crafts from local artisans. For a list of all farmers’ markets in Bucks and nearby, go to our food guide here.

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Wednesday, January 14:Bucks County Food Calendar

  • Specialty Keg Tappings – Isaac Newton’s, 18 South State Street, Newtown, PA [12 – 9 pm]
  • Wings & Yuengs – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Coffee Happy Hour – Iron Abbey, 680 Easton Road, Horsham, PA [5 – 7 pm]
  • Locals Nights at DeAnna’s – DeAnna’s Restaurant, 54 North Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ [5 – 9:30 pm]
  • Wednesdays for Women at the Hamilton Grill Room – Hamilton Grill Room, 8 Coryell Street, Lambertville, NJ [6:30 – 8:30 pm]
  • The Raven Supper Club – Poe Bistro Lounge, 385 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA [6:30 – 10 pm]
  • Cooking Class: Chicken Five Ways – Carlow Cookery Inc, 432 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA [7 – 8 pm]

Thursday, January 15:

  • Princeton Winter Market – Princeton Public Library, Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ [11 am – 4 pm]
  • Indoor Farmers Market – The Event Center by Cornerstone, 46 North Sugan Road, New Hope, PA [4 – 7 pm]
  • Community Hero Night – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Happy Hour Raw Bar – DeAnna’s, 54 N.Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ [4:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Coffee Happy Hour @ Iron Abbey – Iron Abbey, 680 Easton Road, Horsham, PA [5 – 7 pm]
  • Wines of Italy – Carlow Cookery Inc, 432 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA [7 – 8 pm]
  • Complimentary Beer Tastings – Iron Abbey, 680 North Easton Road, Horsham, PA [7 – 9 pm]

Friday, January 16:

  • Stockton Market – 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ [3 – 7 pm]
  • Beer Tasting – Phillips’ Fine Wines, 17 Bridge St, Stockton, NJ [4 – 8 pm]
  • Happy Hour Raw Bar – Deanna’s, 54 N. Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ [4:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Coffee Happy Hour – Iron Abbey, 680 Easton Road, Horsham, PA [5 – 7 pm]
  • Prime Rib Night – Carversville Inn, 6205 Fleecydale Road, Carversville, PA [5:30 – 11 pm]
  • Music, Pizza & Merlot – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [6 – 9 pm]
  • Poor Farm Food: Friday Night Dinner – Rojo’s Roastery, 243 North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ [7 – 9 pm]

Saturday, January 17:

  • Stangl Factory Farmers’ Market – Stangl Factory, 12 Mine Street, Flemington, NJ [9 am – 2 pm]
  • Stockton Market – 19 Bridge St, Stockton, NJ [9 am – 4 pm]
  • Quakertown Farmers Market – Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown, PA [9 am – 9 pm]
  • Old York Cellars Winter Fest – Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ [12 – 5 pm]
  • Wine Tasting – Phillips’ Fine Wines, 17 Bridge Street, Stockton, NJ [12 – 6 pm]
  • Beer Tasting – New Hope Beverage, 6542-K1 Lower York Rd (Logan Square), New Hope, PA [3 – 7 pm]
  • Music, Pizza & Merlot – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [6 – 9 pm]
  • Brazilian Dinner & Jazz Concert – Villa Milagro Vineyards, 33 Warren Glen-CR627, Finesville, NJ [6 – 10 pm]
  • Market Dinner Winter Comfort Food – Brick Farm Market, 65 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ [7 – 10 pm]
  • Winter Fest: Fire and Ice Ball – Eagle Fire House, 46 North Sugan Road, New Hope, PA [7 – 11 pm]

Sunday, January 18:

  • Breakfast – Perkasie Fire Co., Fifth and Arch Sts., Perkasie, PA [7:30 am – 12:30 pm]
  • Breakfast – Riegelsville Fire Company, 333 Delaware Road, Riegelsville, PA [8 am – 12:30 pm]
  • Breakfast – Silverdale Fire Co, 111 Main Street, Silverdale, PA [8 am – 1 pm]
  • Stockton Market – 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ [10 am – 4 pm]
  • Quakertown Farmers Market – Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road , Quakertown, PA [10 am – 5 pm]
  • Sunday Brunch – The Raven, 385 W. Bridge St, New Hope, PA [11 am – 3 pm]
  • Old York Cellars Winter Fest – Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ [12 – 5 pm]
  • Jazzy Sundays – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [2 – 5 pm]
  • Winter Fest: Blues & BBQ – American Legion, 322 North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ [3 -7 pm]
  • Glenfiddich Scotch Whiskey Dinner – The Yardley Inn, 82 East Afton Avenue, Yardley, PA [7 – 10 pm]

Monday, January 19:

  • Burger Night – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Coffee Happy Hour – Iron Abbey, 680 Easton Road, Horsham, PA [5 – 7 pm]
  • Locals Night at Caleb’s – Caleb’s American Kitchen, U.S. 202, New Hope, PA [5 – 10 pm]
  • Chef’s Choice Prix Fixe – Hearth, 7 East Ferry Street New Hope, PA [5 – 10 pm]
  • Free Dinner – Presbyterian Church of Deep Run, 16 Irish Meetinghouse Rd, Perkasie, PA [5:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Monday Wine Special plus Surf & Turf – Yardley Inn, 82 E. Afton Ave., Yardley, PA [5:30 – 10 pm]
  • Half Price Burgers Night – Continental Tavern, 2 North Main Street Yardley, PA [6 – 10 pm]

Tuesday, January 20:

  • Cheese Steak Night – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Coffee Happy Hour – Iron Abbey, 680 Easton Road, Horsham, PA [5 – 7 pm]
  • Lobster Fest – The Buck Hotel, 1200 Buck Road, Feasterville-Trevose, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Locals Nights at DeAnna’s – DeAnna’s Restaurant, 54 North Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ [5 – 9:30 pm]
  • All-you-can-eat Spaghetti Night – Bell’s Tavern, 183 N. Union Street, Lambertville, NJ [5 – 10 pm]
  • Locals Hamburger Night – Carversville Inn, 6205 Fleecydale Road, Carversville, PA [5:30 – 11 pm]
  • Prime Rib Night – Hamilton’s Grill Room, Coryell Street, Lambertville, NJ [6 – 8 pm]
  • Sushi Night in the Wine Cellar – The Inn at Lambertville Station, 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ [6 – 10 pm]
  • The Bread Basket – Carlow Cookery Inc, 432 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901, United States [7 – 8 pm]
  • Winter Fest: Cinco De Mayo – Zoubi Restaurant, 5-7 West Mechanic Street, New Hope, PA [7 – 10 pm]

Wednesday, January 21:

  • Specialty Keg Tappings – Isaac Newton’s, 18 South State Street, Newtown, PA [12 – 9 pm]
  • Wings & Yuengs – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Coffee Happy Hour – Iron Abbey, 680 Easton Road, Horsham, PA [5 – 7 pm]
  • Locals Nights at DeAnna’s – DeAnna’s Restaurant, 54 North Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ [5 – 9:30 pm]
  • Free Community Dinner – Christ Community Bible Church, 1830 N. Ridge Rd, Perkasie, PA [5:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Matt’s Left Handed Tasting Dinner – Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, 22 Bloomfield Ave, Flemington, NJ [6 – 8 pm]
  • Wine Dinner at the Jamison Publick House – Jamison Publick House, 1860 Geryville Pike, Pennsburg, PA [6 – 8 pm]
  • Wine & Dine at Hopewell Valley Vineyards – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, NJ [6 – 9 pm]
  • The Raven Supper Club – Poe Bistro Lounge, 385 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA [6:30 – 10 pm]
  • Iron Abbey Beer Dinner – Iron Abbey, 680 North Easton Road, Horsham, PA [7 – 9 pm]
  • Sicilian Wine Dinner – Vintage Grille, 3617 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA [7 – 10 pm]

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