Welcome to Home Skillet, a dining and wine blog that has $20 on the Colts. Here’s what we have for this week:
Friday, February 5: Economic frugality be damned: Delaware Theatre Company’s super-posh Wine Feast at the Hotel du Pont kicks off this Friday, with fine wine, luxurious food and a silent auction featuring jewelry and other fineries.
And who is helping out with this feast? Just a veritable who’s who of food and wine luminaries, including Chaddsford Winery, Caffé Gelato, Harry’s Savoy/Seafood Grill, Dogfish Head, Domaine Hudson, Walter’s Steakhouse, Eclipse Bistro and many more.
General admission to the soiree will run $90, though Young Friends (ages 21-35) get in for $65. Click here for more info on the feast, which runs from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 6: Hobos Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach is teaming with Azura Clothing Saturday for an evening of food and fashion to benefit Doctors Without Borders. The international humanitarian organization is embroiled in Haitian earthquake relief efforts.
Beginning at noon Saturday, head to Hobos (56 Baltimore Ave., 226-2226) for a four-course gourmet luncheon and cocktails while Azura previews the latest Spring and Summer fashions.
Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Call 226-2226 for more.
Super Bowl Sunday, February 7: America’s favorite yearly orgy of food, alcohol and commercials (also, I think there’s something about a football game) commences Sunday, and a few local greats have specials going that should dissuade a few away from cruddy Domino’s and PBR.
Boom!: Iron Hill Brewery (all eight locations, including Newark and Wilmington) is offering a to-go special of two hearth-baked pizzas and a growler of house beer for the low, low price of $25.
So get yourself a shrimp lejon, a black forest ham and brie, and a growler of Pig Iron Porter…orrr two roasted chicken pizzas and a solid half-gallon of Vienna Red…orrrr…OK, you get the point. Click here for more.
Wide Right! There’s nothing worse than showing up at a buddy’s house for the big game, only to find he’s prepared boatloads of his “famous” vegetarian currywurst and salami quesadillas.
What’s the solution? Some simple planning and a phone call to Newark’s Caffé Gelato. For a mere $209, the award-winning restaurant will cater your Super Bowl party with:
-12 tavern ham, capicola and salami paninis
-one bowl of kettle cooked potato chips
-one bowl of organic blue corn tortilla chips
-one bowl of white tortilla chips
-12-ounces of guacamole
-24 ounces of homemade salsa
-50 meatballs in marinara sauce with 16 sliced torpedo rolls
-one tray of cheese-stuffed tortellini with parma rosa sauce
-one tray of crudite vegetables with hummus dip
-one large bag o’ ice
The Caffé says this will feed 12-16 people, but that’s a lot of food. Call 738-5811 to order.
New digs: Día de la Constitución came early in Wilmington this year. Santa Fe Mexican Grill—a new upscale Latin restaurant—opened last Saturday on Pennsylvania Avenue (near Michael Christopher Design salon).
From the same guys who brought us the Santa Fe Mexican Grill on East Main Street in Newark, the new digs will be a bit more uptown than college town, with New York strip steak and rack of lamb on the menu.
The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner with a bar that stays open til 1 a.m. Call 425-5200 for more.