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Join us for a Cooking Classes at The Inn Keeper's Kitchen. Call 610-399-1390 for class reservations.

OCTOBER

California Wine Series: Sonoma & Carneros
Tuesday, October 3  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Explore these are two powerhouse regions in California.
1st Course: Braised Pork Belly in Thai Curry Seasoning and Jickama Apple Ginger Glaze; Sauvignon Blanc, Kunde Estate 2016;
2nd Course: Gulf Black Tiger Longstem Prawns in Basil Oil and Wakame Salad; Chardonnay, Saintsbury 2015;
3rd Course: Veal Center Cut Medallions wrapped in Spec, Micro Baby Carrots in a Parsnip Puree with Veal Demi Glaze Pinot Noir, Artesa 2014 & Cabernet Sauvignon, Kate Goldschmidt 2014;
Dessert: Chef's Creation - Orange Saybayon.



Taste of Italy - The Killer B's - Barolo, Barbaresco, Brunello
Wednesday October 4  •  7-9pm  •  $85
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Tonight we feature some of the greatest wines Italy has to offer! Our diner tonight features Barolo, Brunello, and Barbaresco and so the white wine drinkers don’t get too unhappy a white wine from Bertani! An exciting evening of Italian food and a flair for the dramatic history with Sommelier Hudson Austin and Chef Kevin making the whole night “Bravissimo!”
1st Course: Corn Ravioli Limone with Sautéed Shrimp & Fried Basil; Bertani Pinot Grigio (Veneto, IT);
2nd Course: Seared Duck Breast with Fall Root Vegetable Hash, Blackberry Cognac Jus; Ricossa Barbareso (Piedmont, IT) 2011;
3rd Course: Lamb Bolognese over Pappardelle with Ricotta & Orange Zest; Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne (Piedmont, IT) 2012 & Fanti Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany, IT) 2012;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Pacific Coast Series: Oregon Wines
Tuesday October 10  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Oregon is often compared to Burgundy with it’s seemingly similar latitude. Tonight Oregon winemaker will show off.
1st Course: Grilled Langoustines, Szechuan Peppercorn ,White Wine Tomato Blush Sauce and English Pea Puree; Riesling Dry, Montinore 2016;
2nd Course: Dandelion Salad with Pomegranate Seeds, Pine Nuts, Roasted Summer Squash, grilled Halloumi Cheese and Guanciale Vinaigrette; Pinot Gris, Firesteed 2016;
3rd Course: Stipe Bass, Rainbow Swiss Chard, Chestnuts and Cauliflower Puree; Pinot Noir, Left Coast Cellars 2014 & Pinot Noir, Ken Wright "Willamette" 2014;
Dessert: Chef's Creation - Rose Scented Bavarois and Poached Figs.



California Dreaming: Russian River Wines
Wednesday October 11  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

The great Russian River wines are some of the most sought after in California, come taste a bit of the best, led by Hudson Austin of the Wine Merchant.
1st Course: Mache Salad with Blood Orange Supremes, roasted Pistachios and Goat Cheese; Au Contraire Pinot Gris;
2nd Course: Rabbit Tortellini with Sage Brown Butter; Foppiano Chardonnay;
3rd Course: Chinese Five Spice dusted Duck Breast, Parsnip Puree and Pickled Pearl Onions; Foppiano Pinot Noir & Roth Pinot Noir;
Dessert: Chef's Creation - Lemon Posset with Compress Strawberries.



26th Annual Dilworthtown Wine Festival 2017
Sunday, October 15  •  12-4pm  •  $45
Charity Event for the Chester County Hospital Cancer Program

Uncork A Cure for Cancer. Help us Crush Cancer at the Dilworthtown Inn’s Annual Wine Festival. Join our newsletter for more details as the date approaches. The festival is an afternoon of gourmet cuisine, over 100 varieties of wine, live entertainment, artisan vendors, a silent auction, and show cars. The wine festival benefits The Cancer Center of Chester County and Neighborhood Hospice. More information and tickets will be available mid-September.



Clash of Titans: Rioja vs Napa
Tuesday October 17  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

These two regions produce many great wines with different styles. Come try both and find out by they are both powerhouse regions.
1st Course: Israeli Style Heirloom Tomato, Cucumber & Onion Salad with Soft Boiled Egg; Rioja Blanco, Dinastia Vivanco 2014 ;
2nd Course: Fresh Pasta, Wild Mushrooms, Rosemary and Pork Belly; Chardonnay, Flora Springs 2015;
3rd Course: Chicken Roulade Stuffed with Basil & Prousutto Wrapped with Natural Chicken Reduction, and Pomm Puree; Rioja Crianza, Palacio del Burgo 2012 & Cabernet Sauvignon, The Rule 2014;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Roman Holiday
Wednesday October 18  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Tonight we drink the great wines of Central Italy, made like stepping into the gladiator’s ring, great wines from Abbruzzi, Rome, and Tuscany await. Led by the Wine Merchant's Hudson Austin.
1st Course: Pan Fried Abalone, Lardo Crudo, Smoked Chile, and Citrus Salad; Principe Frascati;
2nd Course: Venison Carpaccio, Beet Root Tartar, Crispy Shallots and Rendered Pancetta; Cataldi Madonna Pecorino;
3rd Course: Pan Seared Crispy Quail, Porcini Risotto and Fresh Figs; Masciarelli Montepulciano d' Abruzzo & Casali di Bibbiano Argante;
Dessert: Chef's Creation - Blueberry Gratin with Champagne Sabayon.



Lobster & Chardonnay
Tuesday, October 24  •  7-9pm  •  $72
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Lobster and the Chardonnay. Two our our favorites come together for a fun dinner.
1st Course: Lobster Ceviche (martini) with Tangerine Supremes and a Tarragon Foam; Macon Lugny, Domaine les Charmes 2015, Burgundy, France;
2nd Course: Corn Ravioli with Lobster Cream Sauce and Micro Arugula; Chardonnay, De Wetshof "Limestone Hill" 2016, Robertson, S. Africa;
3rd Course: Broiled Lobster Tail with a Newburgh Sauce and Grilled Asparagus; Chardonnay, Hahn "SLH" 2015, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA & Chardonnay, The Calling "Dutton" 2014, Russian River, CA;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



California Chardonnay & Cabernet, Surf and Turf Dinner
Wednesday October 25  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Tonight’s class is all about the best of both the Land and the sea, paired up with exceptional examples of rich and buttery chardonnay and dense complex cabernet. Excitingly paired by Chef Kevin and Sommelier Hudson Austin. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Smoked Mackerel Dusted in Cumin with Lemon & Bacon Lardons, and Shallots; Harken Chardonnay (California) 2015;
2nd Course: Fresh Motzzarella Heirloom Tomatoes Sea Salt, Baby Watercress; Chalk Hill Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) 2016;
3rd Course: Duck Confit Leg and Seared Duck Breast, Autumn Vegetables with a Juniper Berry Jus ; Big Smooth Cabernet Sauvignon (LodI, CA) 2015 & Guenoc Cabernet Sauvignon (Lake County, CA) 2014;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Ghosts of Dilworthtown: Part 4
Thursday, October 26  •  7-9pm  •  $72
Free Spirit Paranormal Investigators

Enjoy dinner and a presentation from the paranormal investigators. Several investigators found the Inn was active and had some psychic impressions at the Inn and Blue Pear Bistro. We felt a different energy in the basement area; the wine cellar can make you feel uneasy. One felt his arm begin grabbed; another felt like they were being watched. We did have the incident on the 2nd floor of the Inn in which the chairs moved. Another had encountered a peach smell. Upon entering the Blue Pear one sensed what some believe to be residual energy from a time of war when the home was used for soldier care. Another sensed a male’s presence in the “dressing room” down the hall of the kitchen area. The name Harold or Harry came to mind. Join us for dinner to learn more about the investigators findings. Additional menu details will follow.
1st course: Roasted Autumn Squash Soup with Pancetta & Onions in a Acorn "Cauldron"; 19 Crimes Chardonnay, Australia;
2nd course: Seared Striped Bass with Black Rice and Orange Tobiko; Werewolf Merlot, Romania;
3rd course: Blackened Strip Steak with Paprika Potatoes, Chili & Raspberry Splatter; Vampire Cabernet, California;
Dessert: Blood Orange Sabayon; Zombie Zin, California.

Holiday Parties

Reserve your holiday party now for best selection of dates!

The Inn & Inn Keeper’s Kitchen is the perfect venue for your next celebration. Our demonstration kitchen allows your guests to see our Chef in action! Add style and flair to your holiday celebration. We are available for luncheons, cocktail parties, and dinners. Call now for the best selction of times & dates. Call our office (610-399-1390) to schedule your celebration!

NOVEMBER

Amazing Spain
Wednesday November 1  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

No One Expects The Spanish Inquisition – Amazing Wines from Spain! Spain is home to some of the best wines in the world. From light and fruity to serious and complex, the bounty of Spain is hard to beat. Tonight we will scratch the surface of this amazing wine country. Chef Kevin’s spectacular culinary efforts paired by Sommelier Hudson Austin will tantalize the palate.
1st Course: Manchego and Serrano Ham Springroll, Microgreen Salad; Camps de Estells Cava Brut Nature (Penedes, SP) 2015;
2nd Course: Black Rice Paella with Chorizo, Mussels, Shrimp, Crispy Shallots; Condes de Albarei Albarino (Rias Baixas) 2015;
3rd Course: Grilled Hanger Steak with Vegetable Ragout and Mixed Herb Topping; Vina Sastre Roble (Ribera del Duero) 2015
Dessert: Chef's Creation; Florido Moscatel Dorado NV.



Winemaker Series: Vermeil Winery
Friday, November 3  •  7-9pm  •  $100
Winery Representative

This winery is owned by winemaker Paul Smith – Mary-Sue Frediani-Smith, Jim Frediani, Jeanne Frediani, Dick Vermeil and Carol Vermeil. Paul has a long history in the Napa Valley working at prestigious wineries such as Opus One, Robert Mondavi and Joseph Phelps. Won-dering about the unique winery name of where their wines are produced “On the Edge Winery”? We were until we found out its based on the fact that their prop-erty is located right on “the edge” of the Napa / Sonoma County line on top of the spine of the Mayacamas moun-tain range which separates both counties.
1st Course: Charred Octopus with Greek Yogurt, Avocado & Confit Garlic Puree, Arugula, Crispy Shallots & Grapefruit Chili Vinaigrette; Vermeil Sauvignon Blanc 2016;
2nd Course: New England Lobster Chowder Topped Potato Skin, Crisp Bacon, Fines Herbs; Vermeil Chardonnay 2014;
3rd Course: Stuffed Quail with Wild Boar Sausage & Brioche, Chasseur Sauce; Vermeil Proprietor Reserve Red 2014;
4th Course: Lamb Chops au Poivre, Roasted Baby Carrots, French Onion Grits, Gruyere; Vermeil Cabernet 2013;
Dessert: Chocolate Pot de Creme; Vermeil Red Zinfandel 2010.



Seafood with White & Red Burgundy
Thursday November 9  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Seafood loves Burgundy! Taste what makes this such a great pairing. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Crab and Avocado on Grilled Sourdough Crostini, Charred Jalapeno Crema, Toasted Sesame; Macon Villages, La Cote Blanche 2015;
2nd Course: Coriander Crusted Halibut, Crispy Fingerling Potatoes, Shaved Watermelon Radish; Chardonnay Bourgogne, Dom. Roux 2015 (Baby Meursault);
3rd Course: Grilled Salmon over Kimchi Fried Rice, Szechuan Peppercorn/Hoisin Sauce; Cote de Beaune "Montee", Dom. Roux 2014 & Gevrey Chambertin, Joseph Roty 2013;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Thanksgiving & December Holiday Wines
Tuesday, November 14  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Try these versatile wines that pair well with everything over the holidays. Discover new ideas for your holiday entertaining.
1st Course: Fried Oysters with Blistered Shishito Peppers, Basil Remoulade; Prosecco DOC, Amor di Amanti, Veneto, Italy;
2nd Course: Roasted Game Hen with Crispy Brussel Sprouts, Pancetta, and Gruyere Mornay Sauce; Pinot Gris, Hahn Estate 2015, Monterey, CA;
3rd Course: Cornbread and Cranberry Stuffed Lamb Loin with Butternut Squash-Potato Mash; Pinot Noir, Clos Pegase "Mitsuko's" 2014, Carneros, CA & Shiraz, Peter Lehmann 2014, Barossa Valley, AUS;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



The Great Wines of Mendoza
Wednesday November 15  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Argentina has been producing wine since the late 1700’s but what brought the wines such sudden acclaim? Malbec’s sudden rise to popularity a few years ago was a huge spotlight that shone on a country rich with viticulture and passion. Here in Argentina they intertwine and amazing wines are produced.
1st Course: “Provoleta” Grilled Provolone Cheese Served with Toasted Brioche and Green Chimichurri; Pulenta Estate Chardonnay (Lujan de Cuyo) 2015;
2nd Course: Lamb Empanadas with Fresh Oregano, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli; Chaman Petit Verdot (La Consulta) 2014;
3rd Course: Grilled Hanger Steak with Confit Red Potatoes and Creamy Red Chimichurri; Paul Hobbs Felino Malbec (Mendoza) 2015 & Tikal Patriota (Mendoza) 2013;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Chardonnay & Cabernet Sauvignon Surf 'N Turf
Tuesday, November 21  •  7-9pm  •  $72
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Join our holiday week traditions - this is a perfect dinner if you are having turkey on Thanksgiving. Interestingly, Chardonnay and cabernet are not normally included at the Thanksgiving table, as other varietals seem to pair as well, so we have featured them for a unique combination.
1st Course: Chorizo Stuffed Shrimp with Avocado Puree, Cilantro; Chardonnay, Cartlidge and Browne 2015, Napa/ Sonoma, CA;
2nd Course: Roasted Pork Medallion Topped with Seared Scallop, Chive Beurre Blanc, Micro Celery; Chardonnay, Fess Parker 2016, Santa Barbara, CA;
3rd Course: Grilled Lobster and Petite Filet Duet with Mushroom and Brandy Cream Sauce; Graves, Chateau de Cruzeau 2012, Pessac, Bordeaux, FR & Cabernet Sauvignon, Round Pond 2014, Rutherford, Napa, CA;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Champagne, Lobster and Caviar
Wednesday November 22  •  7-9pm  •  $72
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Join our holiday week traditions - Food is among the most hedonistic of pleasures; tonight’s class will sample some of those delights. From great pairings such as lobster and sparkling wine we get such a special feeling when we experience amazing pairings. Additional wine & menu details will follow.
1st Course: Simonet Blanc de Blanc (France) NV;
2nd Course: Robert Hall Chardonnay (Paso Robles, CA) 2016;
3rd Course: Redwood Empire Pinot Noir (North Coast) 2015 & Roth Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley) 2014;
Dessert: Chef's Creation; La Fleur d'Or Sauternes (Bordeaux, FR) 2011.



Mendoza Argentina Wines: Malbac, Torrontes, Cabernet
Tuesday, November 28  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Mendoza Province is one of Argentina's most important wine regions, with Malbac, Torrontes, and Cabernet wines. Come try wines from the high altitudes of the Andes. Additional wine & menu details will follow.



Napa Valley Know How!
Wednesday November 29  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Cabernet from its king-making land. Long considered to be the best region in modern America for wine, since the judgment in Paris tasting in 1976, Napa has been a star that has risen and stays firmly in our sight. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Monticello Chardonnay (Oak Knoll, Napa Valley) 2014;
2nd Course: Honig Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley) 2015;
3rd Course: Aquinas Pinot Noir (North Coast) 2013 & B Side Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) 2014;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.