Welcome to Home Skillet, where every day feels like Double-Soup Tuesday. Here’s what’s going on in the wacky world of food and wine this week:
Friday, December 12: What better way to get your (responsible and classy) crunk on than something called a champagne shoot-out? Join North Wilmington’s famous Kreston Wine and Spirits Friday for its 25th Annual Champagne Shoot-Out, an event showcasing some of Kreston’s best in bubbly champagnes, sparkling wines, specialty wines, spirits and beers.
It goes down at 7 p.m. at the Brandywine Country Club. Admission to the event will run $70 a head. Call Kreston at 652-3792 for more.
Tuesday, December 16: Domaine Hudson chefs Jason Barrowcliff and Mark Doto got game. Wild game, that is. The pair is rolling out a special five-course menu of exotic meats like venison, wild boar, Scottish hare and more for a wine dinner next Tuesday. Food chain, people. Deal with it.
Check out the full menu here.
Naturally, each dish will be accompanied with one of DH’s incredible wine selections. Call 655-9463 to reserve your seats, which run $75 each.
Big ups: Go to Betsy LeRoy, owner of Pizza by Elizabeths. Homegirl was just named Restaurateur of the Year by the Delaware Restaurant Association last month, and she’s readying a new location to dole out even more awesome pizza and that ridiculously tasty cream of tomato soup. The new location is just down the street on Kennett Pike in Greenville, but will allow for more seating, plus private dining and a cork bar. Check them out in January when the move is complete.
In the meantime, here are some suggestions for new Elizabeth-themed pizzas.
The Berkley—with spicy tomatoes and caffeine pills
The Dole—with goat cheese, “godless” grilled chicken and flakes of Viagra
The Ugly—[information not available]
New digs: Qdoba Mexican Grill, a national chain with more than 440 locations, opened its first in Delaware this week. I don’t know a ton about the place (or how in the heck to pronounce “Qdoba”), but it seems like they specialize in burritos and quesadillas. They also do breakfast burritos and quesadillas.
Look, I love burritos. I once subsisted on nothing but burritos during a four-day Forth of July weekend. So if this place is anything like the Moe’s or Chipotle chains, I’m all for it.
837 N. Market St.
That’s all for now, folks. Tune in next week and drop me a line if you’d like your event blogged about.