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Celebrity Chefs Prepare Dinners in Magnificent Private Homes. Winemakers Pour. All For You.


The evenings of Feb. 23 and 24 are devoted to a series of one-of-a-kind dinners in magnificent private homes in and around the MidAtlantic area. Each dinner will be prepared on-site by at least two international chefs, in collaboration with celebrity chefs from our area. Featured homes:

Oberod The name bespeaks the continuing gift of chateau country that the du Pont family has given Delaware. Oberod is a stone mansion amid rolling meadows of northern Delaware.

Bracebridge Hall This 38,000-square foot home is set on nearly 560 lush acres near the mouth of the Sassafras River in Cecil County, Md.

Kullman House Dine with one of Forbes Magazine’s World’s 100 Most Powerful Women and her husband, a director of the Delaware Theatre Company. Ellen and Mike Kullman live in a graceful home whose dining room will echo with the sort of spirited discussions that such traveled hosts inspire.

Roseman-Jacobs House  Tastefully appointed and boasting one of the largest private wine cellars in Delaware, the home of Drs. Barry Roseman and Laurie Jacobs is a must-see.

Pensak House Prepare to be drawn in to the magical world of David and Karen Pensak. From art to science to animation and filmmaking, you will be amazed where this evening takes you. In a home that blends Old World elegance with the best of city life, the wine will flow and the food will inspire.

Lesley Manor Historic New Castle is the setting for this neo-Gothic mansion with a five-story tower, more than 30 rooms, secret passages and a 2,700-bottle cellar. This circa 1855 house is home of hosts Darren and Karen Wright.