Smoke On The Water Dinner
With this cold winter weather, you want a meal that’s going to transport you to warmer times. Pretend it’s summer by the water at the Cock ’n Bull Restaurant in Lahaska this week, as they host their Smoke On The Water dinner. It includes a smoked and BBQ buffet with cornmeal crusted catfish, beef brisket, chicken, ribs, and a seafood gumbo. There’s also a raw bar complete with peel ’n eat shrimp and oysters and clams on the half shell. For reservations, call 215.794.4051. The dinner is Wednesday, January 17 from 4 – 9 pm. Dig in!
Food Trends: What 2018 Will Bring to the Table
A new year means new resolutions, and new food trends to keep on your radar. For instance, trends like clean labels and sustainability are here to stay — but what is on the menu this year?
Learn what’s on the horizon at the “Food Trends: What 2018 Will Bring to the Table” program with McCaffrey’s registered dietitian Jill Kwasny. This free program will be held on Thursday, January 18 in the upstairs bistro at the McCaffrey’s Food Market in Yardley located at the Edgewood Village Shopping Center at 635 Heacock Road from 10 – 11 am. The program will be repeated from 1:30 – 2:30 pm at the McCaffrey’s Market in Princeton, also in the upstairs bistro, located in the Princeton Shopping Center at 301 N. Harrison Street. RSVP to nutritionist@Mccaffreys.com or call 215.750.7713 to reserve your seat.
Looking for other ways to stay healthy this year? Bucks County Taste has a collection of recipes, no matter what your dietary needs may be. Keep reading here and plan your next 2018 meal!
Business is Boomin’ in Bucks County
We always say you don’t have to travel to big cities to find big city cuisine. Bucks County is a unique and hip spot, filled with up-and-coming chefs, restaurants and cafes. Here’s what we gathered up for the start of 2018, including new beginnings, and fresh, local food.
Veggie-licious: Clean Roots Vegetarian Cuisine
Friends for years, these three women opened Clean Roots in May 2017 with resounding success from their community. Clean Roots, a 100% vegetarian restaurant with many vegan options, shows their customers that vegetarian and vegan food can be made without compromising flavor, creativity, or cost.
They welcome all foodies and eaters — you don’t have to be a vegan/vegetarian to enjoy some of their delicious, wholesome and clean comfort food. Keep reading for our feature on the new vegetarian restaurant here.
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On the radar… (lots and lots of winter fun and food!)
- 21st Annual Lambertville-New Hope Winterfest: This year marks the 21st Annual Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival! The Festival runs from January 20th to 28th and features an entire week of fun and exciting events which will bring locals and visitors alike to our town. More information here.
- Pub Crawls: Both crawls will take two groups on a time period crawl where they will eat, drink, and be merry as they are educated and entertained. Locations will feature historians, theatrical performances by reenactors and by Music Mountain Theater performers. Pub crawls are on January 20 and January 27. More info here.
- 21st Annual Chili Cook-off: This is sponsored by Triumph Brewing Company, Begley, Carlin and Mandio and Visit Bucks County. Come enjoy your favorite chili in the People’s Choice Award competition and stay for the trophy presentations. Cook off is on January 28. More info here.
- Concert at Winter Festival: The New Hope Winery is hosting and welcoming the John Hall Band reunion on January 26. More information on the concert and reception is here.
- Karaoke Night: On January 27, enjoy pizza, salad and desserts at the Event Center by Cornerstone. But don’t just enjoy the food, come for a great karaoke night too. More info here.
- 9th Annual Burns Dinner: You don’t have to be well-versed in Robert Burns poetry to enjoy this annual dinner at the Black Bass Hotel in Lumberville taking place on Friday, January 26. A piper will pipe you in, the haggis will be treated with respect, and there will be four savory courses including; wine, beer, whisky, port and scotch. Prix Fixe $125 per person. Reservations required. Call 215.297.9260.
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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 – 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.
For more details on any of these events, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County.
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