This hot weather is a little unexpected. For a second, I thought temperatures were cooling down, and I was fully prepared to put on a sweater and walk around town, stepping all over crunchy leaves. Since we might have to hold on to summer a little bit longer, here are some “cool” events to enjoy this week in Bucks County. Be sure to check out our “on the radar” section at the bottom of this post. There are plenty of fall festivals and foodie events coming up soon!
Wine tasting.This Tuesday, September 13, enjoy an evening of 10 wines paired with a five-course dinner. The Washington House Restaurant invites wine lovers to try out a variety of South African wines, served to you by Gail Nyvelt of The Wine Merchant. Reservations are recommended so save your spot here or call 215.257.3000. The dinner is $59 per person.
Doylestown book club night. Everyone is welcome to the Doylestown Food Co-op’sdiscussion of Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America. The book is about a group of farmers who defied corporate agribusiness by launching a farm-to-table movement. The Doylestown Food Co-op meets every Tuesday. Feel free to bring a fun fall snack or your favorite after-work treat to share. The group meets from 6:15 pm – 8 pm on Tuesday, September 13. Community lunch.Here’s a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and make new friends. On Wednesday, September 14, from noon – 2 pm, enjoy a community lunch at the Centenary United Methodist Church, on North Union Street, in Lambertville, NJ. The lunch, which is free and open to all, is made using organic and local ingredients.
Hardywood beer dinner.Chef Ricky Heinrichs will be cooking a fabulous buffet-style dinner paired with Hardywood beer on Wednesday, September 14, at the Spinnerstown Hotel and Taproom. Hardywood representative Sophia Tran will be there to help with the beer. Start your night with Hardywood’s Pils, a German-style Pilsner that is crisp and pairs well with sausage or cheddar cheese. This beer leads up to a salad and appetizer followed by an entrée of chicken and waffles with pear sausage gravy. Check out the full menu here, as well as event pricing options.
On the radar…
Farm to table dinner with Aro Hill Farm: Jim and Stacy Wertman are hosting a farm-to-table dinner at their Aro Hill Farm on 2624 Dark Hollow Road, in Jamison, PA. Jim is a veteran and was in the Delaware Valley University Rodale program for returning vets. His farm and story was featured in Edible Philly magazine as well. The dinner is on Saturday, October 1, and proceeds support the farm. Call 267.566.7532 for more information.
Markets of Provence: Co-author Marjorie R. Williams spent months exploring Provence in her book “Markets of Provence.” On October 6, at 7 pm, Williams will take you on that trip through the South of France with an exciting presentation, book signing and raffle. The book is underwritten by Goût et Voyage, Taste and Travel & Simply Fresh by McCaffrey’s. This event, which will be held at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Doylestown, PA, is open to Alliance Française de Doylestown members, their guests and the community. The ticket price includes the lecture, a copy of “Markets of Provence,” and a raffle entry. Refreshments will be provided by Fromage Deux in Lahaska. Tickets are almost sold out, so plan to buy yours by September 15 to save your spot.
Chardonnay Harvest: Head to the Wycombe Vineyards to pick grapes for the Chardonnay harvest. The vineyard needs a lot of grape pickers this year, and all helpers will get a free glass of wine and lunch. Weather permitting, the harvest will be on Sunday, September 18, from 9 am – 3 pm. Be sure to reserve your spot here.
Jersey Shore dinner: Last chance to experience a Jersey Shore dinner at Hamilton’s Grill for the summer! On September 20 through September 22, enjoy a dinner of fresh Jersey tomatoes, Littleneck clams and mussels, 1/2 a steamed Maine lobster, chicken thighs, sweet sausage, potatoes, cole saw, Jersey corn and, to finish the night, homemade peach pie. The meal is $40 per person, and you can call or reserve your spot here.
Family Fall Fest at Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian: The therapeutic riding center in Perkasie is hosting its family fall fest on Saturday, October 1, from 12 – 6 pm. There will be beer crafters, a car show, wine tasting, family games, food trucks, live music, and more. The foundation is still looking for food trucks, beer vendors and musical guests, and all proceeds will go to support Ivy Hill’s horses and programs. Contact Aimee Cowdery at email@example.com, or call 215.822.2515, if you want to help. Admission is free to the public.
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