Bucks Food Calendar: Dec 11, 2017

The first snow of the season arrived this weekend – quite the surprise but we on the East Coast are always prepared for some flurries (as long as we can get to the store for bread, milk, eggs, and bourbon, etc.).

When we talk about a “winter wonderland,” (and hum it to ourselves) I’m sure many people picture Christmas trees and Santa’s sleigh. But don’t forget about the other winter holidays, like Chanukah, which begins on Tuesday evening. There are lots of lighting festivities this week and next in and around Bucks County with potato latkes (pancakes), hot cocoa, doughnuts and chocolate!

This week we’ve also got a wine dinner, bourbon-infused coffee beans, Christmas celebrations and more. Enjoy!

Recipe of the Week: Thick & Creamy Potato Latkes

Latkes

Here’s our favorite recipe for latkes among the thousands for these tasty potato pancakes. It’s from Cook’s Illustrated, and is a bit more work, but they are delicious. They are great with applesauce but a lot of people like sour cream on top. They are good cold, too, eating them standing over the kitchen sink the next morning…if there are any leftovers.

Chanukah Celebrations

Menorah Lighting

Head to the courthouse in Doylestown on Tuesday evening, December 12 for a festive lighting of the outdoor public Menorah, followed by an indoor Chanukah celebration with children’s entertainment and food. This event is held at the Bucks County Courthouse at 6 pm.

On Thursday evening, there is another fun Chanukah party, this time at the Shops at Valley Square. In addition to lighting the menorah, there will be hot latkes and hot cocoa – and lots of chocolate “gelt” (chocolate coins), a traditional gift for children during the holiday, as well as children’s entertainment. Bundle up and enjoy!.

Across the river in Lambertville is the Menorah lighting of the Union and Bridge Street Menorah. Join Chabad of Hunterdon County as they gather to light the menorah and celebrate Chanukah with a street party. This includes: singing, doughnuts, hot latkes, free Menorahs, door prizes, gelt, Chanukah music, and more! Festivities begin at 6:30 pm and the event is free!

Horn & Hardart and Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey Team Up This Holiday Season!

Horn and Hardart Coffee with Dad's Hat

U.S. coffee business Horn & Hardart has introduced a line of alcohol-infused coffee that utilizes distilled craft spirits in an innovative way. The first blend in H&H’s Prohibition Series is a limited-release, small batch, super premium, handmade line of whole bean coffee that has been aged in used Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey barrels.

According to H&H President Al Mazzone: “Our #18 Prohibition Series has been infused with Pennsylvania’s premier rye whiskey. Dad’s Hat Rye gave us one of their recently drained oak whiskey barrels, and we used a blend of 75% Horn & Hardart Liberty Roast whole bean and 25% espresso whole bean, and transformed it in the air tight spent barrel for 21 days.” He added, “Coffee drinkers will love the refined taste, with subtle aromas and textures.”

Christmas Banquet

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The Pennridge Community Senior Center is hosting its annual Christmas Banquet, which includes a catered luncheon at noon, followed by the Pennridge Senior High School Choir. Tickets cost $15 per person and are limited. Call 215.453.7027 for more information.

Earl’s New American Holiday Wine Dinner

Wine Dinner

On Thursday, December 14 at 7 pm, join Earl’s New American Restaurant for a taste of the holidays during its festive dinner and wine pairing event. The Holiday Wine Dinner will showcase various wine pairings during all five courses of the meal, featuring dishes like lobster dumplings and striped bass in a sherry cream sauce.

This event is a prix fixe menu valued at $75 per person. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, please call 215.794.4020. For more information, visit here

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Giving Back This Holiday Season – How to Help!

In Bucks County, 65,000 residents are food insecure, lacking access to affordable, nutritious food. Thirty-five percent of those are children; fourteen percent are seniors. Sixty-four percent are adults working at least one full-time job. Just think about what that means during the holiday season, and the effects it has on a family.

Read this to see how you can help with the hunger problem in Bucks County. Or check out organizations like United Way of Bucks County, or Bucks County Toys for Tots. Be sure to follow Rolling Harvest Food Rescue as well.

Where to Find Local Foodie Gifts This Year

Bucks County Pierre's Chocolates

Don’t wait until the last-minute. Pick out some really unique and local gifts for the foodie in your life. Your friend doesn’t need another coffee mug or scarf. What she does need is a cheese board with some amazing local cheeses, or handcrafted utensils, or creative preserves made with local ingredients, or artisanal chocolates. Or a gift certificate to her favorite restaurant or the Bucks County Taste Dinner Club.

Want more local gift ideas? See our post, Gifts for the foodie in your life.

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Upcoming Events

In the works…

Ian Knauer Shelly Farm Cooking SchoolThe Farm Cooking School –  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! Saturday, April 7, 6 pm. Details to follow. SAVE THE DATE!

James & Jamie – Local restaurateur and chef James Seward (Bowman’s Tavern, Bowman’s North) and Jamie Hollander (Jamie Hollander Gourmet) are teaming up to make us one wonderful dinner. (Winter 2018)

Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm (Winter 2018)


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Bucks County Taste Food Calendar_Bucks County Food Events

December 26, 2017
    • Mix and Match Sandwiches/Burgers at Fireside Smokehouse 237 Elmwood Ave Feasterville-Trevose, PA (12:00 am-11:59 pm)
    • Burgers at McCoole's McCoole's Red Lion Inn, South Main Street, Quakertown, PA (11:30 am-10:00 pm)
    • Five Course Menu at The Buck Hotel The Buck Hotel by Ruhling, Buck Road, Feasterville-Trevose, PA (3:30 pm-5:30 pm)
    • Cheese Steak Night Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA 18980 (4:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    • All You Can Eat Crabs Legs & Trivia Night Fran's Pub, 116 South Main Street, New Hope, PA (4:30 pm-6:30 pm)
    • All-you-can-eat Spaghetti Night Bell's Tavern, 183 N. Union Street, Lambertville, NJ (5:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Lobster Fest The Buck Hotel, 1200 Buck Road, Feasterville-Trevose, PA (5:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Locals Night Quinoa Peruvian & Mexican Restaurant, 762 North Easton Road, Doylestown, PA (5:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Locals Hamburger Night Carversville Inn, 6205 Fleecydale Road, Carversville, PA (5:30 pm-11:00 pm)
    • Weeknights at Brian's Brian's, 9 Klines Court, Lambertville, NJ (5:30 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Tacos & Movie Night ComfortFood & Kitchenette, 437 Alden Avenue, Morrisville, PA (7:00 pm-10:00 pm)
December 27, 2017
    • Wine Down Wednesday Frenchtown Inn, 7 Bridge Street, Frenchtown, NJ (12:00 am-11:59 pm)
    • Rib Night Fireside Smokehouse 237 Elmwood Ave Feasterville-Trevose, PA (12:00 am-11:59 pm)
    • Morning Conversation on Food Easton Public Market, 325 Northampton St, Easton, PA 18042 (9:00 am-10:00 am)
    • 1/2 Priced Burgers at Hops Bar and Grill Doylestown Brewing Co - Hops Bar and Grill, 52 East State Street, Doylestown, PA (11:00 am-9:00 pm)
    • Community Lunch Centenary United Methodist Church, North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ (11:30 am-1:30 pm)
    • Specialty Keg Tappings Isaac Newton's, 18 South State Street, Newtown, PA 18940 (12:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Roots to River Farm Market Roots to River Farm, 67 Pleasant Valley Rd, Titusville, NJ 08560 (3:00 pm-6:30 pm)
    • Five Course Menu at The Buck Hotel The Buck Hotel by Ruhling, Buck Road, Feasterville-Trevose, PA (3:30 pm-5:30 pm)
    • Wings & Yuengs Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA 18980 (4:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Rising Sun Inn Happy Hour Rising Sun Inn, 898 Allentown Road, Telford, PA (4:00 pm-6:00 pm)
    • Steak Nights The Pineville Tavern, Durham Road, Pineville, PA (4:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Locals Night El Tule, 49 North Main Street, Lambertville, NJ (5:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    • All Day Happy Hour Food Menu McCoole's Red Lion Inn, South Main Street, Quakertown, PA (5:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Oyster Night The Buck Hotel by Ruhling, Buck Road, Feasterville-Trevose, PA (5:00 pm-7:00 pm)
    • Locals Night DeAnna's Restaurant, 54 North Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ (5:00 pm-9:30 pm)
    • Mexican Night Taste of the World, Union Square, New Hope, PA (5:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Steak Night Fran's Pub, 116 South Main Street, New Hope, PA (5:30 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Weeknights at Brian's Brian's, 9 Klines Court, Lambertville, NJ (5:30 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Supper Club The Raven, 385 W. Bridge St, New Hope, PA 18938 (6:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Rib Night Fireside Smokehouse, 237 Elmwood Ave, Feasterville-Trevose, PA (7:00 pm-10:00 pm)
December 28, 2017
    • Locals Night Taste of the World, Union Square, New Hope, PA (2:30 pm-3:30 pm)
    • Five Course Menu at The Buck Hotel The Buck Hotel by Ruhling, Buck Road, Feasterville-Trevose, PA (3:30 pm-5:30 pm)
    • Community Hero Night Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA 18980 (4:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Happy Hour Raw Bar DeAnna's, 54 N.Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530 (4:00 pm-6:00 pm)
    • Prime Rib Night Steam Pub, 606 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, PA (4:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Rising Sun Inn Happy Hour Rising Sun Inn, 898 Allentown Road, Telford, PA (4:00 pm-6:00 pm)
    • Beer and Burger Night New Hope Winery, 6123 Lower York Rd, NEW HOPE, PA (4:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Italian Night Lovin' Oven 62A Trenton Ave. (Route 29) Frenchtown NJ 08825 (5:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Thursday Comfort Food Hattery Stove & Still, 18 West State Street, Doylestown, PA (5:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    • All You Can Eat Pasta or Wings Night Fran's Pub, 116 South Main Street, New Hope, PA (5:30 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Weeknights at Brian's Brian's, 9 Klines Court, Lambertville, NJ (5:30 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Seafood Pasta Night The Buck Hotel by Ruhling, Buck Road, Feasterville-Trevose, PA (6:00 pm-8:00 pm)
    • Buck-a-Shuck Oysters 59 Almshouse, 59 Almshouse Road, Richboro, PA (6:30 pm-8:30 pm)
    • Complimentary Beer Tastings Iron Abbey, 680 North Easton Road, Horsham, PA (7:00 pm-9:00 pm)
December 29, 2017
    • Happy Hour Raw Bar DeAnna's, 54 N.Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530 (4:00 pm-6:00 pm)
    • Rising Sun Inn Happy Hour Rising Sun Inn, 898 Allentown Road, Telford, PA (4:00 pm-6:00 pm)
    • Beer Tasting Stockton Fine Wines, 17 Bridge Street, Stockton, NJ (4:00 pm-8:00 pm)
    • Foodie Frydays Boardroom Spirits, 575 W. 3rd St., LANSDALE, PA (5:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Prime Rib Night Carversville Inn, 6205 Fleecydale Road, Carversville, PA (5:30 pm-11:00 pm)
    • Music, Pizza & Merlot Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ (6:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Lumberville General Store Supper Club Lumberville General Store, 3741 River Road, Lumberville, PA (6:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Friday Night Jazz at Domani Star Domani Star, West State Street, Doylestown, PA (6:30 pm-8:30 pm)
    • Murder Mystery Dinner: A Dickens of a Murder Cock'n Bull, Routes 202 & 263, Lahaska, PA 18931 (7:00 pm-10:00 pm)
December 30, 2017
    • Quakertown Farmers Market Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road , Quakertown, PA (9:00 am-9:00 pm)
    • Easton Farmers Market Easton Farmers Market, 30 Centre Square , EASTON , PA (9:00 am-1:00 pm)
    • Stockton Market 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ (9:00 am-4:00 pm)
    • Free lunch St. Martin of Tours Parish, 1 Riverstone Circle, New Hope, PA (11:30 am-1:00 pm)
    • Wine Tasting Stockton Fine Wines, 17 Bridge Street, Stockton, NJ (12:00 pm-6:00 pm)
    • Un-Wined at the Vineyard Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd, Newtown, PA 18940 (1:00 pm-6:00 pm)
    • Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse Farm Tour Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse, 369 Stamets Road, Milford, NJ (2:00 pm-3:00 pm)
    • Music, Pizza & Merlot Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ (6:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Lumberville General Store Supper Club Lumberville General Store, 3741 River Road, Lumberville, PA (6:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Murder Mystery Dinner: A Dickens of a Murder Cock'n Bull, Routes 202 & 263, Lahaska, PA 18931 (7:00 pm-10:00 pm)
December 31, 2017
    • New Year's Eve (12:00 am-11:59 pm)
    • Stockton Market 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ (10:00 am-4:00 pm)
    • Quakertown Farmers Market Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road , Quakertown, PA (10:00 am-5:00 pm)
    • Roots to River Farm Market Roots to River Farm, 67 Pleasant Valley Rd, Titusville, NJ 08560 (11:00 am-3:00 pm)
    • Bloody Mary Sunday McCoole's Red Lion Inn, South Main Street, Quakertown, PA (11:30 am-9:30 pm)
    • Un-Wined at the Vineyard Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd, Newtown, PA 18940 (1:00 pm-6:00 pm)
    • Jazzy Sundays Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ (2:00 pm-5:00 pm)
    • Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse Farm Tour Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse, 369 Stamets Road, Milford, NJ (2:00 pm-3:00 pm)
    • Five Course Menu at The Buck Hotel The Buck Hotel by Ruhling, Buck Road, Feasterville-Trevose, PA (3:30 pm-5:30 pm)
    • Murder Mystery Dinner: Death by Disco Cock'n Bull, Routes 202 & 263, Lahaska, PA 18931 (7:30 pm-11:30 pm)
    • Rising Sun Inn Happy Hour Rising Sun Inn, 898 Allentown Road, Telford, PA (9:00 pm-11:00 pm)

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

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