Back to school!No matter how long it’s been since primary school, at the start of September I still feel like it’s the beginning of the school year.

Which is why it’s fitting that this week is absolutely packed with cooking classes. But unlike primary school, these classes are attended by choice and accompanied by wine, not whining. The fact that you get to eat your homework, and it’s delicious, doesn’t hurt either.

Back to School. The Cooking Cottage of Sellersville will show you the ropes of hosting a Tropical Dinner Party this Friday evening, September 5. On the menu: pineapple daiquiris, skewered Filipino-style shrimp, tropical spinach salad, grilled Jamaican jerk chicken, smoked sausage kabobs, a late summer harvest marinated vegetable salad, and of course, key lime pie.

Chocolate & wine; photo courtesy of Crossing VineyardCrossing Vineyards & Winery is offering a Wine and Chocolate Pairing Class this Sunday. The class includes instruction, a wine tasting, a tour of the winery, and an assortment of Pierre’s chocolates. Something tells me no one will “forget” to do their homework for this one. The Winery is also hosting a series of courses this fall to introduce beginners to wine: how to drink it (happily), what to drink it with (more wine?), and the likes. The six-part series starts Monday with Wine 101: Intro to Wine.

Tuesday night, Carlow Cookery will demystify Thai cooking in their Terrific Thai Cooking Demonstration. You’ll learn the techniques and ingredients that lend themselves to Thai food’s unique and well-loved flavors, and get to sample from a menu including lettuce wraps with tender beef and sweet chile dipping sauce, summer vegetable spring rolls with Thai dipping sauce, Thai crunch salad with peanut dressing and traditional shrimp Pad Thai.

Other courses this week include Jim Hamilton’s Atelier Cooking Class Program at Hamilton’s Grill Room, the Vintage Grille’s The Cook & The Cork “Back to School” installment on Tuesday night and another foray into international cooking (this stop: Barcelona) at Carlow Cookery on Wednesday night.

Lumberville General Store

For those who just want to eat… Supper clubs have been gaining popularity in Bucks County, and are a fun way to meet new people and enjoy a meal carefully crafted just for the occasion. This weekend, the Lumberville General Store Supper Club will host two nights of gourmet meals (Friday and Saturday) and on Saturday night, the Kitchen Garden Supper Club will treat guests to a dinner inspired by the culinary traditions of Tuscany.

DFC farm to table tapas_cropDon’t forget! This Saturday is the Doylestown Food Co-op‘s Farm to Table Tapas Dinner at the beautiful Honey Hollow (home of the Bucks County Audubon Society) in Solebury. Chef Michael Kanter, of Puck in Doylestown, will be preparing a variety of small plates for the occasion. The event is BYOB, but libations will be available for sample or purchase on-site, too. It’s not too late to buy tickets, so hurry up and get them while you have the chance! Here’s their website.

To market, to market. Here’s what you can expect to find at local farmers markets this week.

First apples from Solebury Orchards_photo credit Lynne Goldman

Just arrived! APPLES
Basil, beets
, black-eye peas, cabbage, cantaloupe, chives, cilantro, non-GMO sweet CORN, cucumbers (slicing & picking), dill, eggplant, garlic (fresh and cured), green beans and yellow wax beans, Tuscan and curly kale, lettuce, lettuce microgreens, lettuce mix, mint, mushrooms, okra, torpedo onions, parsley, peaches, peppers (sweet, frying, poblano, hot), plums, radishes, fingerling potatoes, rosemary, sage, spring onions, summer squash, tomatoes (cherry, heirloom, plum, roma), wheat grass, tomatillos, watermelon, zucchini, and flower bouquets. 

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, 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.

On the radar…

  • Blue Moon Acres Farm to Table Dinner – Blue Moon Acres, 11 Willow Creek Drive, Pennington, NJ [Sun, Sept 14]
  • The Art of Preservation: A Farm to Table Event – Historic Kirkland Farm, 2510 Old Bethlehem Road, Springtown, PA [Sat, Sept 20]
  • McCoole’s Fall Beer Festival – McCoole’s Red Lion Inn, 10 South Main Street, Quakertown, PA [Sat, Sept 20]
  • None Such Farm to Table Dinner – None Such Farm Market, 4458 York Road, Buckingham, PA [Sun, Sept 21]
  • Wine Dinner at the Jamison Publick House – Jamison Publick House, 1860 Geryville Pike, Pennsburg, PA [Wed, Sept 24]

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Bucks County Food CalendarWednesday, September 3:

  • Quakertown Block Party – Quakertown, PA [7 – 10 am]
  • Specialty Keg Tappings – Isaac Newton’s, 18 South State Street, Newtown, PA [12 – 9 pm]
  • The Farmers’ Market @ Playwicki Farm – 2350 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville, PA [3 – 6 pm]
  • Wings & Yuengs – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Miss Maxwell’s Clam Bar – Hamilton’s Grill Room, Coryell Street, Lambertville, NJ [5 – 8 pm]
  • Local’s Nights at Deanna’s – DeAnna’s Restaurant, 54 North Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ [5 – 9:30 pm]
  • Schnitzel Night – United German Hungarians Club, 4666 Bristol Road, Bensalem, PA [5:30 – 7:30 pm]
  • Argentinian Wine Tasting & Food Pairing – McCoole’s Red Lion Inn, 4 South Main Street, Quakertown, PA [6:30 – 8:30 pm]

Thursday, September 4:

  • Lower Makefield Farmers’ Market – Veterans Square Park, Edgewood and Heacock Rds, Lower Makefield, PA [3:30 – 6:30 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]
  • Clam Bake – Logan Inn, 10 West Ferry Street, New Hope, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Fajita-Rita Night! – Rising Sun Inn, 898 Allentown Road, Telford, PA [5 – 10 pm]

Friday, September 5:

  • Apple Days at the Burnside Plantation – Burnside Plantation, 1461 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem, PA [9 am – 3 pm]
  • Stockton Market – 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ [3 – 7 pm]
  • Ottsville Farmers’ Market – Linden Hill Gardens, 8230 Easton Rd., Ottsville, PA [4 – 7 pm]
  • First Friday at Blue Moon Acres Market – 11 Willow Creek Drive, Pennington, NJ [4 – 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]
  • Beer Tasting: Firestone Walker Brewing Company – The Washington House Restaurant, 136 North Main Street, Sellersville, PA [5 – 7:30 pm]
  • Food Truck Fridays @ Bucks County Brewery & Hewn Spirits – Bucks County Brewery, 31 Appletree Lane, Pipersville, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Barrel Tappings @ Triumph Brewing Co. – Triumph Brewing Co., 400 Union Square, New Hope, PA 18938 [6 – 7 pm]
  • Hatboro Farmers Market – Hatboro Baptist Church, 32 North York Road, Hatboro, PA [6 – 8 pm]
  • unWINEd Wine Concert Series – The Market by Shady Brook Farm at Delaware Valley College, 2100 Lower State Rd, Doylestown, PA [6 – 9 pm]
  • Lumberville General Store Supper Club – Lumberville General Store, 3741 River Road, Lumberville, PA [6 – 9 pm]
  • Music & Merlot – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [6 – 9 pm]
  • Wine and Music Under the Stars – Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ [6 – 9 pm]
  • Tropical Dinner Party Cooking Class – The Cooking Cottage, 1731 Old Bethlehem Pike, Sellersville, PA [6:30 – 8:30 pm]

Saturday, September 6:

  • Doylestown Farmers’ Market – W. State & Hamilton St., Doylestown, PA [7 am – 12 pm]
  • Sergeantsville Farmers’ Market – Across from Delaware Township Building, Route 604, Sergeantsville, NJ [8:30 – 12 pm]
  • Indian Valley Farmers’ Market – Penn Avenue and Main Street, Telford, PA [8:30 am – 12:30 pm]
  • Perkasie Farmers’ Market – 7th and Market Sts, Perkasie, PA [9 am – 12 pm]
  • Plumsteadville Grange Farm Market – Plumsteadville Grange, 5901 Easton Rd (Route 611 & Keller’s Church Rd), Plumsteadville, PA [9 am – 12:30 pm]
  • Wrightstown Farmers Market – Wrightstown Twp. Municipal Bldg (parking lot), 2203 2nd Street Pike, Wrightstown, PA [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Washington Crossing Park’s Farmers’ Market – River Road & Route 532, Washington Crossing, PA [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Stangl Factory Farmers’ Market – Stangl Factory, 12 Mine Street, Flemington, NJ [9 am – 2 pm]
  • Apple Days at the Burnside Plantation – Burnside Plantation, 1461 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem, PA [9 am – 3 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]
  • Chicken Barbecue – Sandy Ridge Farm Market, 925 Sandy Ridge Road, Doylestown, PA [11 am – 4 pm]
  • Wine Tasting – Phillips’ Fine Wines, 17 Bridge Street, Stockton, NJ [12 – 6 pm]
  • 2014 49th Annual Polish-American Festival – National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA [12 – 8 pm]
  • Music Under the Arbor – Alba Vineyard & Winery, 269 Route 627, Village of Finesville, Milford, NJ [1:30 – 5 pm]
  • Beer Tasting – New Hope Beverage, 6542-K1 Lower York Rd (Logan Square), New Hope, PA [3 – 7 pm]
  • The Grapevine Express – New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, 32 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA [5 – 6 pm]
  • Doylestown Food Co-op Farm to Table Tapas Dinner – Bucks County Audubon Society, 2877 Creamery Road, New Hope, PA [6 – 9 pm]
  • Music & Merlot – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [6 – 9 pm]
  • Lumberville General Store Supper Club – Lumberville General Store, 3741 River Road, Lumberville, PA [6 – 9 pm]
  • Kitchen Garden Supper Club: Tuscany – The Kitchen Garden Cooking School, 527 Center Hill Road, Upper Black Eddy, PA [6 – 9 pm]

Sunday, September 7:

  • Hands-on Cheesemaking Class – Bobolink Dairy, Stamets Road, Milford, NJ [7 am – 1 pm]
  • Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers Market – Dvoor Farm, Route 12 Circle, Flemington, NJ [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Apple Days at the Burnside Plantation – Burnside Plantation, 1461 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem, PA [9 am – 3 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]
  • 2014 49th Annual Polish-American Festival – National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA [12 – 8 pm]
  • Music Under the Arbor – Alba Vineyard & Winery, 269 Route 627, Village of Finesville, Milford, NJ [1:30 – 5 pm]
  • How Sweet It Is: Pairing Wine and Chocolate – Crossing Vineyards & Winery, Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA [2 – 3 pm]
  • Jazzy Sundays – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [2 – 5 pm]
  • Sunday Supper at the Vintage Grille – Vintage Grille, 3617 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • The Grapevine Express – New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, 32 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA [5 – 6 pm]

Monday, September 8:

  • Burger Night – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Chef’s Choice Prix Fixe – Hearth, 7 East Ferry Street New Hope, PA [5 – 10 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]
  • Wine 101: Intro to Wine – Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA [6:30 – 8:30 pm]
  • Terrific Thai Cooking Demonstration – Carlow Cookery, 432 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA [7 – 9 pm]

Tuesday, September 9:

  • Tuesday Farm Market at Gravity Hill – Gravity Hill Farm, Pleasant Valley Road, Titusville, NJ [1 – 6 pm]
  • Langhorne Farmers’ Market – Jesse Soby American Legion Post, 115 W. Richardson Ave., Langhorne, PA [3:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Cheese Steak Night – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Lobster Fest – The Buck Hotel, 1200 Buck Road, Feasterville-Trevose, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Local’s 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]
  • Sushi Night in the Wine Cellar – The Inn at Lambertville Station, 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ [6 – 10 pm]
  • Food for Thought: Book club – Doylestown Bookshop, 16 S. Main Street, Doylestown, PA [6:15 – 8 pm]
  • Jim Hamilton’s Atelier Cooking Class Program – Hamilton’s Grill Room, 8 Coryell Street, Lambertville, NJ [6:30 – 8:30 pm]
  • The Cook & the Cork: Back to School – Vintage Grille, 3617 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA [7 – 9:30 pm]

Wednesday, September 10:

  • Specialty Keg Tappings – Isaac Newton’s, 18 South State Street, Newtown, PA 18940, USA [12 – 9 pm]
  • The Farmers’ Market @ Playwicki Farm – 2350 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville, PA [3 – 6 pm]
  • Wings & Yuengs – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA 18980 [4 – 10 pm]
  • Local’s Nights at Deanna’s – DeAnna’s Restaurant, 54 North Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ [5 – 9:30 pm]
  • Barcelona: Wine and Food – Carlow Cookery, 432 Norther Main Street, Doylestown, PA [7 – 9 pm]

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For more details on any of these events, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County.

 

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