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Indulge in an Interactive Dining Experience



On Thursday, Oct. 19, the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana is hosting an interactive dining experience in its outdoor courtyard garden. Prepared and presented by executive chef Robert Fratticcioli and food & beverage director Keith Davis, this six-course dinner will feature locally sourced and homegrown ingredients, optionally paired with hand-selected premium wines ($75 per person without wines; $100 per person with wines). Fratticcioli and Davis will also share culinary knowledge as they prepare each course.

Prior to dinner, enjoy family-style grilled vegetables, hummus, locally cured sausages and cheese, accompanied by the hotel’s signature elderberry cocktail.

The event begins at 6 p.m. and is weather-permitting.

To make reservations, visit www.hiltonchristiana.com/fall-food-frenzies.htm or call Katie McNally at 302-631-1551.

The menu includes:

First course:

  • Butternut squash soup with toasted pumpkin seeds, grilled Maryland goat cheese and jam
  • Optionally paired with Elouana Rosé (Oregon)

Second course:

  • Sautéed signature crab cake served over local New Jersey corn salad
  • Optionally paired with Caposaldo Pinot Grigio (Italy)

Third course:

  • Keith’s Courtyard heirloom tomato salad with Burrata cheese, served with Dijon-oregano vinaigrette and a focaccia crostini
  • Optionally paired with Portillo Sauvignon Blanc (Argentina)

Fourth course:

  • Roasted lemon-thyme chicken served with locally forged mushrooms, risotto and a demi-glace
  • Optionally paired with Charles Krug Chardonnay (California)

Fifth course:

  • Blackberry-chipotle barbecue Reid Angus short rib served over pickled peaches and sweet potato puree
  • Optionally paired with Markham Cellar 1879 Red Blend (California)

Sixth course:                                   

  • Warm cinnamon sugar beignets topped with Woodside Farm Creamery pumpkin pecan ice cream
  • Paired with cold brew coffee spiked with Kahlua, vanilla vodka and sweet cream

More information:

Hilton Wilmington/Christiana
100 Continental Drive, Newark
454-1500 • www.hiltonchristiana.com

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