Bucks food calendar: January 6, 2012

We’re finally back after a break for the holidays. Although the New Year is getting off to a slow start, there are some interesting things going on.

First I’ve got to share where we went for New Year’s Eve. As I’ve mentioned in an earlier post, the Lumberville General Store is now doing a 3-course prix fixe dinner every Friday night for $16.95. Chef Wayne Surline served up a fabulous meal for New Year’s Eve as well. First course was a salad of Boston bib lettuce with candied pecans, goat cheese and a champagne orange vinaigrette, followed by butternut squash bisque with roasted beet puree. The entrée was a choice of stuffed pork chop with figs, blue cheese and basil or seafood pot pie. My choice was the latter, and it was filled with a generous portion of scallops and shrimp with a creamy sauce. For dessert we indulged in a chocolate mousse with fresh berries. All for $26.95 per person! The store is always quaint but with the decorations and lighting it provided an intimate yet down-to-earth vibe that was perfect.

Some good news on the restaurant front. Café Blue Moose is finally open in New Hope on Mechanic Street right next to Zoubi’s. This youth-run restaurant offers French-inspired cuisine at very reasonable prices. See our previous post all about it.

Kindle Café, the roaming vegetarian eatery and personal chef service, is back in Lambertville after a six month hiatus. This “supper club” will be offering prix fixe meals on Thursdays and Fridays at a private location, as well as Wednesday evening cooking classes. To find out more, see their website.

An Evening in the Colonial Kitchen is back for its 33rd year at the Cock n’Bull Restaurant in Peddler’s Village. Each Monday through the end of March you can enjoy food from colonial times while meeting famous men and women (played by actors) from over 200 years ago. It’s a good deal too – only $21.95 for adults and $10.95 for children 10 and under. For the complete Colonial Dinner menu, visit www.peddlersvillage.com. Reservations are recommended, call 215-794-4000.

The Kitchen Potager, well known for its innovative Chefs Dinner Series of intimate meals with local and regional fine chefs, is hosting their first dinner of 2012 on Saturday, January 14.  “Wood Fired” will feature Chefs Andrew and Kristin Wood  who will present a rustic preview to their new restaurant Russet, opening in Rittenhouse Square in early 2012. The menu will feature grilled flatbread with ash roasted beets finished with Taleggio cheese, capon consomme with mortadella torteloni, braised short ribs with local mushrooms and polenta, and pears poached in Moscato d’Asti with sabayon. The Kitchen Potager’s Chefs Dinners series offers dining experiences featuring quality local ingredients, artisanal and traditional preparations combined with the unique atmosphere created by the season, guests and chef. Dinners are BYOB and wine pairing recommendations are available upon request. There is limited seating and reservations are required by January 8th. See their website for more information and to make a reservation.

For more details on any of these events, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County. Have a warm weekend. Follow Bucks County Taste also on Facebook and Twitter.

Friday, January 6:

  • Stockton Farmers’ Market, 19 Bridge St, Stockton, NJ [3-7 pm]
  • Beer Tasting, Phillips’ Fine Wines, 17 Bridge St, Stockton, NJ [4-6 pm]
  • Friday Wine & Music @ Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [5-8 pm]
  • Barrel Tappings @ Triumph Brewing Co., 400 Union Square, New Hope, PA [6 – 7 pm]
  • Kindle Cafe’s Supper Club – TBA – private location, Lambertville, NJ [6 – 8 pm]
  • First Friday in Perkasie – Perkasie, PA [6 – 9 pm]
  • First Fridays in Doylestown – Doylestown, PA [6 – 9:30 pm]

Saturday, January 7:

  • Ottsville Winter Farmers’ Market @ Linden Hill Gardens, 8230 Easton Rd., Ottsville, PA (in the greenhouse) [9 am – 12 pm]Stockton Farmers’ Market, 19 Bridge St, Stockton, NJ [9 am – 4 pm]
  • Wine, Art and Cupcakes @ Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ [12 – 5 pm]
  • Wine Tasting @ Phillips’ Fine Wines, Stockton, NJ [12 – 6 pm]
  • Beer Tasting @ New Hope Beverage, New Hope [3 – 7 pm]
  • Saturday Wine & Music @ Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pennington [5-8 pm]

Sunday, January 8:

  • Breakfast @ Upper Black Eddy Fire Co, 1716 Firehouse Lane, Upper Black Eddy, PA [7:30 am – 12 pm]
  • Breakfast Buffet @ Richland Twshp Fire & Rescue, 64 Shelly Road, Quakertown, PA [8 am – 1 pm]
  • Stockton Farmers’ Market – 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ [10 am – 4 pm]
  • Wine, Art and Cupcakes @ Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ [12 – 5 pm]

Monday, January 9:

  • Evening in the Colonial Kitchen @ Cock n’ Bull Restaurant, Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Full Moon Dinner @ Full Moon Cafe, 23 Bridge St, Lambertville, NJ [5:30 – 9 pm]

Tuesday, January 10:

  • Literate Epicures of Newtown @ Newtown Bookshop, 2829 South Eagle Rd, Newtown, PA (Village at Newtown Shopping Ctr) [7 – 8:30 pm]

Wednesday, January 11:

  • Pierogy Wednesdays @ St Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church, St. Anne Activity Hall, 1545 Easton Road, Warrington, PA [9 am – 12 pm]
  • Kindle Cafe’s Cooking Class – TBA – private location, Lambertville, NJ [6 – 8 pm]
  • Wine Down Wednesdays @ Old Bethlehem Road Hotel, 243 Old Bethlehem Road, Quakertown, PA [6 – 9 pm]
  • The Doctor and the Chef @ Yardley Inn, 82 E. Afton Ave., Yardley, PA [7 – 9 pm]

Thursday, January 12:

  • Clam Bake @ Logan Inn, 10 W. Ferry St, New Hope, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Kindle Cafe’s Supper Club a piedi – TBA – private location, Lambertville, NJ [6 – 8 pm]
  • Sushi Night in the Wine Cellar @ The Inn at Lambertville Station, 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ [6 – 10 pm]

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

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