Bucks Food Calendar: Feb 12, 2018

Yes, yes. Valentine’s Day is this Wednesday and, of course, Bucks County has chocolate, wine, gifts and a decadent dinners. We’ve got it all covered below.

But, don’t forget, TOMORROW is Fastnacht Day, also known as Donut Day. Read more below. Yum!

Fastnacht Day

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Fastnacht_Crossroads bakery

A day devoted to a special kind of donut. What could be better? We explain it all in our post, Fastnacht is coming!  We’ve included a list of all the local bakeries that bake this wonderful pastry for Shrove Tuesday. Check out our Fastnacht: Plan of Action post for a map of all the bakeries and a suggested route. Last year my friend Sally and I made the rounds and ate a lot of donuts. Yum.

Valentine’s Day Strawberry-Champagne Cidre Dur

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Valentine’s Day is a day we celebrate our love and lives together (or treat ourselves with a little self care for “singles appreciation day”).  Bucks County Brewery has created a special brew that would be perfect for the day: Strawberry Champagne Cidre Dur. They start with their Chardonnay barrel aged dry cider and infused it with strawberry and champagne to create one unique drink.

It’s available in their testing room in pints and growlers, pick some up for Valentine’s Day before it’s all gone!

Interactive Cocktails Workshop

Hops Scotch Cocktails

Learn to craft cocktails with fresh squeezed juices, handcrafted syrups, and exotic bitters. Hops Scotch is sponsoring this workshop at the Main Street Marketplace in Doylestown on Wednesday, February 14. It’s a $45 ticket which includes a welcome cocktail, hors d’oeuvres, 1.5 hour lesson with an award-winning bartender, liquors, fresh juices, syrups, and cocktails.

This is the fifth session and it will be featuring Titos Vodka, which will be used in some Valentine’s Day styled cocktails. Enjoy date night with a talk, a tasting, and a demonstration. You will not only learn to make the drinks the proper way but will be putting the knowledge you learn to the test in a contest at the end. Best couple’s cocktail awards free entry to the next cocktail workshop. Get there by 6:30 pm. 

Still looking for the perfect outing for Valentine’s Day? Here’s a guide to dining out in Bucks County and nearby — make reservations quick, some restaurants and wineries still have space! And check this guide to local gifts for your sweetie (oh, and don’t forget the chocolate).

Dad’s Hat Whiskey Tasting at Itri

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Dad’s Hat Whiskey and Itri Wood Fired are joining forces for an unforgettable evening this Thursday, just a day after Valentine’s Day. Come enjoy a multi-course, pre-fixed menu with great company, where each course will be paired with different varieties of whiskey and an in-depth explanation about the whiskey-making process from the experts themselves! Also, a very exciting announcement will be revealed about their partnership moving forward.

5th Annual Bucks Bacon & Beer

The 5th Annual Bucks Bacon & Beer
Sunday, April 22, Noon – 4 pm

Hard to believe but this year will be the 5th Bucks Bacon & Beer! This popular annual event is co-sponsored by Bucks County Taste and Triumph Brewing Company, and will feature bacon, sausage, artisanal cheese, and other delectable foods from local butchers and purveyors, including local breweries and distilleries in Bucks County and nearby.

Bucks Bacon & Beer ticket buttonTriumph Brewing Company will be making a special beer for the occasion. Take your chance on a raffle with delicious prizes (hint: do you want even more bacon?) and enjoy live music.

Tickets on sale NOW. Don’t wait. We always sell out. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets: $40 for Noon entry, $35 for 2 pm entry.

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And now for something a little different…

Join us on Sunday, March 4 for

A Salon at Liberty Hall Pizza

Liberty Hall Pizza Collage

What is a “salon”?
A place where people discuss interesting topics of the day and enjoy each other’s company. 

My father taught history and social studies to high school students for over 35 years. I was raised at a dinner table that was full of lively discussion, learning and laughter.

To this day, I love listening to intelligent people who bring me new perspectives and knowledge. And giving my two cents too, of course.

Some say that true dialogue is non-existent in America today. That may be. But we’re going to try something a little different for our next Bucks County Taste Dinner Club.

Delicious food, interesting people and fun discussion. Interested? Click here to see the topics we’ve chosen and the full menu.


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.

Farm Cooking School Bucks County Taste Dinner Club
Photo courtesy of Farm Cooking School

The 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.

Hamilton's Grill Room courtyard; painting by Robert BeckHamilton’s Grill Room (Sunday, May 20) We’re thrilled to be back at Hamilton’s Grill Room (it’s been 2 years!) this spring. Weather permitting, we’ll be out in the courtyard where chef Mark Miller will create a memorable meal just for us. Mark your calendar!

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