I’d say everyone has a little case of spring fever. Stop teasing us Mother Nature and get on with the good weather, please? Good thing you can have some tastes of the spring season in Bucks County this week. Try a beer dinner, sample some Irish specials, or slurp some oysters. Hopefully this will keep us all sane until the cold has finally gone away.
Oyster Dinner. There’s nothing like the smell and taste of fresh oysters to bring you back to summer days. Hamilton’s Grill Room’s annual oyster dinner this Tuesday, March 8 through Thursday, March 10. It’s an East and West Coast oyster tasting and four course oyster dinner. The menu includes: grilled oysters with Pernod butter, and a warm salad of frisee topped with fried oysters and crisped lardons. There will also be an oyster pan roast featuring oysters, shrimp and scallops. For dessert, an apple tartin with whipped cream, and coffee or tea. Price is $70 prix fixe, tax and gratuity additional. Make your reservations in advance here. The regular dinner menu will also be available.
Beer Dinner. Six beers. Six courses. That’s what you can experience this Wednesday, March 9 at the Riegelsville Inn as they host the Deschutes beer dinner. It’s $60 per person and starts at 7 pm. Make a reservation for this event by either calling the Inn at 610.749.0100 or emailing the inn here. Check out the menu:
First course: Clams, mussels and scallops in a saffron broth with cilantro, served with grilled garlic focaccia paired with Chainbreaker White
Second course: Scotch egg, potato shell, braised cabbage and mustard demi cream sauce paired with Mirror Pond Pale Ale
Third course: Pan seared cod, orange braised fennel, grapefruit segments, carrot, parsley potatoes, and a grapefruit beurre blanc paired with Pinedrops IPA
Fourth course: Venison au poivre with candied marshmallow yams, roasted Brussel sprouts, shallot and mushroom with a Godiva espresso demi paired with Obsidian Stout
Fifth course: Bacon wrapped pork tenderloin stuffed with pork belly, cherry and apricot served with mushroom, spinach, onion and an inversion gastrique paired with Inversion IPA
Sixth course: Coffee crumb cake with vanilla custard filling, topped with chocolate ice cream, black butte porter caramel sauce and toasted almond paired with Black Butte Porter
Just Eat It. This Thursday, March 10 from 7 – 11 pm at the County Theater in Doylestown, come see a premiere of Just Eat It, a 74 minute documentary about food waste and food rescue. After the showing, there will be a panel discussion featuring Steven Finn, a food waste expert, and Cathy Snyder, founder of Rolling Harvest Food Rescue. General tickets are $10.50. Event made possible thanks to the Doylestown Food Market.
Learn more about food “rescue” and the local organization, Rolling Harvest Food Rescue. Last summer, we took a ride with Cathy Snyder to see what Rolling Harvest is all about: A Day in the Life: Rolling Harvest
March comes with many deals and special items, if you know where to look. Try the Karlton Cafe in Quakertown for Irish specials like Guinness stew, Irish banger roll ups, bangers and mash, and Irish Stout Shepherd’s pie. The Guinness stew is also available for takeout, in three sizes (12 oz, 16 oz, quart).
Organnons Natural Market in Wrightstown (just north of Newtown) has weekly deals. This week pick up some discounted items like organic cream cheese, Annie’s Snacks, Yogi tea, Muir Glen diced tomatoes, and a whole bunch of other organic products.
This Tuesday, Organnons begins planting their very own organic garden, starting with container crops which they will move outside when the weather warms up.
On the radar: The Flemington Business Improvement District’s (BID) Restaurant Week returns this March 7 – 13. Check out their page for more information on which restaurants are participating.
Also, tomorrow, March 8, we will publish our post on all the restaurant weeks coming up soon.
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Join us for a Spanish-inspired dinner at Hamilton’s Grill Room, one of Lambertville’s finest restaurants, well known for its grilled dishes.
The evening promises to be a real Grill Room experience, featuring some of owner/chef Jim Hamilton’s favorite dishes.
True to Jim’s style, the menu is both eclectic and balanced, with Spanish-inspired dishes as well as house favorites. [See the full menu here]
We’ll be serving the hors d’oeuvres and the entrée family-style. Jim’s Classic Paella will be the main event, featuring shrimp, mussels, clams, sweet sausage and saffron, all served in an over-sized paella pan.
For more information and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE. Deadline is Wednesday, March 9.
For more details on any of these events, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County,or click the “continue reading” link below.
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