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Thursday, June 18: Does great wine warm your blood? Does UD football get your motor runnin’? If so, you won’t want to miss the insane tag-team event Thursday at Caffé Gelato in Newark. It’s the Bob Pepi Wine Maker Dinner and the 4th Annual Coach Keeler Boys & Girls Clubs Benefit Dinner.
At 7 p.m., things kick off with expert winemaker Bob Pepi, he of Pepi Wines in Napa Valley, who will meet and greet and talk about his wines and pour a few samples, I’m sure.
But wait—there’s more! UD head football coach (and Best of Delaware celebrity critic) K.C. Keeler and his wife Janice will be on hand as “guest chefs.” Will K.C. burn the chervil? Only one way to find out.
Tickets are $59 per person (and since it’s a charitable dinner, $22 of that total is a deductible tax donation). Click here for details and a full menu.
Thursday, June 18: Last June the Food Bank of Delaware got bamboozled. Thieves stole two tractor trailers filled with 57,000 pounds of chicken (valued at around $118,000) donated to the organization, which provides food for thousands hungry Delawareans. The trucks were found three days later in Jersey City, but by then, the chicken had gone bad.
One year later, the Food Bank is commemorating the tragedy, plus thanking all those who pitched in to help with the “Great Chicken Heist Barbeque” this Thursday.
Beginning at 5 p.m., from the Food Bank’s facility in Newark, chefs Noah Mathay and Tim Hunter, with the assistance of students from the Food Bank’s culinary school will present a buffet of (we’re thinking chicken-heavy) barbecue favorites. A cash bar and live entertainment from the blues band Porkroll Project will add to the celebration.
The event is open to the public, and admission is one bag of nonperishable goods for the Food Bank’s hunger relief-efforts. Learn more here.
Now through Father’s Day (June 21 for all you forgetful/ungrateful people): What do you think dad wants most for Father’s Day? Another cheesy tie? Or the peace of mind that he is loved and respected by his favorite kids?
Well, neither. He probably just wants a nice cold beer.
That’s why you should head to our own Iron Hill Brewery and pick up a big (big) bottle of the new Honey Do Wit, a crisp, Belgian-style double witbier, bottled and ready for sale as part of IH’s Bottled Reserve collection.
According to the brewers, the beer is characterized by its crisp, dry finish, distinct fruit character and a zonk-you-out 9.5% alcohol by volume. The name is a tribute to all those hard-working dads out there mowing lawns, remodeling bathrooms, taking kids to hockey practice and generally hearing “Honey, do it” on a daily basis.
Honey Do Wit will be available for sale at all seven Iron Hill locations in 750 mL bottles for $18.50.
Photo-yum: As teased here last week, Nage and Fifer Orchards tag-teamed Saturday a kickoff party for their summer-long farm-to-table dining series. Our own intrepid sales executive Lisa Sanderson was in attendance and managed to finagle a few photos our way. Let’s take a look, shall we?
From beautiful Camden-Wyoming, Fifer Orchards rocked the (farm) house.
Lisa (right) said her favorite dishes were the marinated goat cheese with green onion, and Fifer’s fresh asparagus soup.
Some chefs reppin’ with their preppin’.
Beautiful, simple tablescapes.
And hey, who doesn’t love a nice tractor ride? (Besides maybe wheat.)