Whether it’s snowing or the wind is just blowing, this January weather has been all over the place. Think warm thoughts this weekend with wine tasting, fine Italian cooking, homemade soups, and plenty of other ways to shop local and stay cozy. Scroll through for more things to do this weekend in Bucks County and nearby counties.
Events are listed in chronological order
1Winter unWINED Begins
Fri, Jan 19 – Sat, Jan 20
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd., Yardley, PA
Come warm up and unWINEd with Shady Brook Farm every Friday and Saturday night from 6 to 10 pm, now through March 16. Enjoy live acoustic music in the Greenhouse (starting at 7 pm); get a locally brewed craft beer, Rose Bank Winery wine, or signature cocktail made with PA distilled spirits in the Stone’s Throw; and grab a bite to eat from the Kitchen. Gather your friends and join the (warm) party!
No cover charge, food, and drinks available for purchase. Friday’s music features The Tune Dude and Saturday features Joe Rebl (music starts at 7 pm).
2Chef Maria Liberati: Demo and Dinner
Fri, Jan 19, 7:30 – 9 pm
Altomonte’s Italian Market
856 N. Easton Rd., Doylestown, PA
Bon appetit! Award-winning author and celebrity chef Maria Liberati will be demonstrating a four-course meal this weekend, while you enjoy the delicious creations and learn about da Vinci’s culinary passion.
This lovely dinner is hosted at Altomonte’s Italian Market of Doylestown from 7:30 – 9:00 pm for $85 per person. The meal includes Antipasto, Risotto Milanese, Fresh Greens Salad with da Vinci Dressing, Tuscan Roasted Chicken, Tuscan Roasted Potatoes, and Tiramisu. The ticket also includes a lesson on authentic Italian cooking inspired by da Vinci, the four-course meal, wine pairings for each course, and a great way to spend time with your local community. Registration is limited and required, so visit altomontes.com/events, or call Nicole at 215.489.8889.
3Chalfont Fire Company Soup, Chili and Bake Sale
Sat, Jan 20, 9 am – 12 pm
Chalfont Fire Company
301 N Main Street, Chalfont, PA
Here’s an easy way to warm up: the Chalfont Fire Company Auxiliary Soup, Chili, Rummage, Used Book and Bake Sale this Saturday from 9 am – 12 pm at the Chalfont Fire House. There you’ll find homemade chicken noodle and vegetable beef soup for $6.00/qt, and homemade chili for $7.00/qt.
4Quakertown Farmers Market
Sat, Jan 20
Quakertown Farmers Market
201 Station Rd., Quakertown, PA
The New Year brings a new event to the Quakertown Farmers Market: an Antique Appraisal Fair. Join the market this Saturday, January 20 from 12 – 2 pm in Dept. #201. Members of the Pennsylvania Antiques Appraisers Association will be there to appraise your items and share interesting historical facts and stories. Appraisals are verbal only, given on a first come first serve basis. You can bring one item for $6 or two items for $10, cash only. There is a two-item max for appraisals. While you are there, check out the many vendors, and don’t forget to pick up some goodies to munch on while you shop!
5Souper Saturday Tasting
Sat, Jan 20, 1 – 4 pm
The Tubby Olive
17 S. State St., Newtown, PA
Cold and snowy weather calls for cozying up to a fire with a warming and tasty bowl of soup! Join The Tubby Olive on Saturday, January 20 from 1 – 4 pm for their Soup Saturday event where you can sample delicious and easy soup recipes using Tubby Olive oils and balsamic. And to pair with your hearty bowl of soup, choose from an array of local artisanal spreads, tapenades, mustards, and cheese spreads to create that perfect dip or grilled sandwich. Find more information here.
6Impression Sips – A Paint Party
Sat, Jan 20 & Sun, Jan 21, 2 – 4 pm
3020 Sugan Rd., New Hope, PA
Share an afternoon of fine art, wine and friends at “Impression-Sips”, a paint party where you will create your own masterpiece in the warmth of the historic Solebury Schoolhouse on Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21 from 2 – 4 pm. All supplies are provided: canvas, paints, brushes, aprons and step-by-step instruction as well as apple cider and appetizers.
Adults may bring their own adult beverage of choice. As for the painting session, the featured composition is inspired by George Sotter’s “Moonlight in Bucks County.” Sotter was a Pennsylvania Impressionist well-loved for his vistas of snowy nights. Space is limited to 20, so advance registration is necessary. It’s $45 per person, and you can reserve online at winterfestival.net through ticketed events.
7Rising Sun Inn Football Game Special
Sun, Jan 21, 6:40 pm to…winning!
Rising Sun Inn
898 Allentown Rd., Telford, PA
It’s Sunday Game Day and that means happy hour drink prices, a free halftime buffet, and watching the game with friends at the Rising Sun Inn. The Eagles vs. Vikings game starts at 6:40 pm. Happy hour drink prices will be available for the game. See here for more information.
8Does the Shape of the Glass Really Matter?
Sun, Jan 21, 2 pm
Crossing Vineyards and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Rd., Wrightstown, PA
Does the shape of the glass make a difference in the way wine tastes? The answer, in one word, is yes. And Crossing Vineyards and Winery can prove it. And, you can prove it for yourself by joining them for a wine tasting in Riedel glassware this Sunday. The event includes a 90-minute tasting workshop; a tasting of four Crossing Vineyards’ wines; a tasting kit with four Riedel Vinum series glasses and a private tour. Cost is $99 per person. Call for reservations at 215.493.6500, ext. 19 or buy online. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATES!
Hamilton’s Grill Room (February, 2018 – date TBD soon) Yikes. It’s been two years since we had a wonderful dinner at this favorite. Stay tuned for more details – working on it this week!
Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm (Sunday, March 25, 2018) We are thrilled to once again bring the Bucks County Taste Dinner Club to the Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm. Chef Josh Homacki will create a wonderful, seasonally inspired meal for us in this intimate dining space. If you haven’t been to the Inn’s restaurant yet, mark your calendar. This is one of the best kept secrets in Bucks County — although increasingly not a secret! Make a weekend of it and stay at the Inn. For more information about the Inn, click here. Details to follow.
The Farm Cooking School (Saturday, April 7, 6 pm) Save the date for a five-course meal sourced from Roots to River Farm and other nearby farms. Chefs Ian Knauer and Shelley Wiseman will also demonstrate some of the dishes before we eat!