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JULY

Summer in Tuscany
Tuesday July 10  •  7-9pm  •  $68
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

O Beautiful Tuscany, how do I love you, let me count the ways.... Toscana is especially breathtaking in the Summer months, with its grand cities such as Florence, Siena, Lucca and Pisa and their art and architecture, the dramatic natural landscape, and its wealth of vineyards and olive groves, Come join us for a wonderful tour of Tuscan wine regions at tonite's class Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Grilled Calamari Salad, Baby Arugula, Shaved Fennel, Charred Shallots, Blood Orange Vinaigrette; Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Toscolo 2016;
2nd Course: Potato Gnocchi, Fresh Tomato Sauce, Grana Padano, Basil Oil; Chianti Classico, Castello di Luiano 2014;
3rd Course: Braised Shortrib, Gorgonzola Soft Polenta, Watercress, Fried Shallots; Vino Nobile de Montepulciano Riserva, Carpineto 2013 & Campaccio, Terrabianca 2012;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



A Magical Night in Napa Valley
Wednesday July 11  •  7-9pm  •  $68
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Tonight’s class is a crash course in boutique Napa Valley wines. You are seated this evening to a tantalizing array of the “New Napa Valley”! Chef Kevin Foley selected some dishes from the great Napa restaurant scene and will highlight this night with his own interpretation of each dish. Our wine pairings selected from Napa Valley stars by Sommelier Hudson Austin.
1st Course: Tuna Tartare, Wasabi, Nori Paste, Crème Fraiche, Black Tobiko; Honig Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley) 2017;
2nd Course: Striped Bass, Spinach Spheres, Parsnip Puree, Vanilla Saffron Sauce; Textbook Chardonnay (Napa Valley) 2016;
3rd Course: Grilled New York Strip, Truffled Mac and Cheese, Asparagus, Bacon Bourbon Demi; Aquinas Pinot Noir (Napa Valley) 2013 & Foley Johnson Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) 2015;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Bastille Day - French Summer Wines
Tuesday July 17  •  7-9pm  •  $68
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Join us tonite as we Storm the Bastille St. Antoine, the prison in Paris that played a pivotal role in the French Revolution during this very week in 1789. We will sample a nice array of French wines to be paired with dinner. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Miso Steamed Mussels, White Wine-Miso Broth, Wilted Swiss Chard, Garlic Buttered Crostini; Bordeaux Blanc, Chateau la Gravieres 2016, Entré deux Mers, France;
2nd Course: Herb Roasted Poussin, Parsnip Puree, Parsley Pistou; Bourgogne Blanc (Chardonnay), Domaine Roux 2015, Burgundy, France;
3rd Course: Grilled Rack of Lamb, Glazed Carrots, Rosemary Veal Demi-Glace; Cotes Du Rhone, Chateau Montalcour 2014, Rhone, France & Graves, Chateau de Cruzeau 2013, Pessac-Leognan / Bordeaux, France;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Riesling and Moscato from Around the World
Wednesday July 18  •  7-9pm  •  $68
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

These two grapes are often misunderstood and thought to only offer up the syrupy sweet style, but tonight, we will explore both the dry and sweet styles of these to grapes and open the door to some of the most noble wines you may have ever tasted. Chef Kevin Foley has dialed up the intensity of his cuisine tonight and Sommelier Hudson Austin’s
1st Course: Maiitake Mushroom Arancini, Lemon Aioli, Arugula Pesto; Lucien Albrecht Riesling (Alsace, FR) 2015;
2nd Course: Kale Caesar Salad, Crispy Prosciutto, Piave Cheese, Brioche Croutons; S.A. Prum Essence Riesling (Mosel, GER) 2016;
3rd Course: Green Curry Marinated Free Range Chicken, Pancetta Fried Rice, Cured Egg Yolk, Scallions; Piquitos Moscato (Valencia, SP) 2016 & Pike's Riesling (Clare Valley, AU) 2014;
Dessert: Chef's Creation; Marenco "Streve" Moscato d'Asti (Piedmont, IT) 2017.



Lobster & Pinot Grigio
Tuesday July 24  •  7-9pm  •  $72
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Look whose back at the Innkeepers, we just can't get enough of our favorite crustacean, Tonite we will be pairing all manner of Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris from around the world that will pair beautifully with our delicious Lobster courses! Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Lobster and Citrus Salad, Blood Orange and Grapefruit Segments, Shaved Onion, Marcona Almonds, Fresh Spinach, Lemon Citronette; Pinot Grigio, Torresella 2016, Veneto, Italy;
2nd Course: Lobster Carbonara, Guanciale, Course Black Pepper, Parmesan, Italian Parsley, Egg; Pinot Gris, Montinore 2016, Willamette, Oregon;
3rd Course: Grilled Spiny Lobster, Cilantro-Lime Butter, Red Bliss Potato and Corn Salad, Tomatillo Salsa; Pinot Grigio, Hahn Estate 2015, Monterey, CA & Pinot Gris, Trimbach 2015, Alsace, France;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Winemaker Series: Napa Valley Cult Wine Experience - Chappellet & Keenan Winery
Friday July 27  •  7-9pm  •  $99
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Made in small quantities and often sold for high prices, cult wines often earn high scores from top wine wine critics—Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator. Many are made by famous “flying winemakers” (consulting winemakers who fly around the world making wine for top estates), although some are simply families who have farmed the land long enough to know how to draw the best out of it. Napa Valley has the highest concentrations of cult wines in the world, so we’ve placed two of the top established legends side by side for this dinner. The stories of these wines will be narrated by Sommelier Hudson Austin which have been paired by Chef Kevin Foley for a night of sheer delight.
1st Course: Robert Keenan “Summer Blend” 2017;
2nd Course: Robert Keenan Chardonnay 2015 & Chappellet Chardonnay 2016;
3rd Course: Robert Keenan Merlot 2014 & Chappellet “Signature” Cabernet Sauvignon 2015;
4th Course: Wines to be announced
Dessert: Chef’s Creation Chappellet “Mountain Cuvee” Blend 2016.



Clash of the Titians: Sonoma & Rioja
Tuesday July 31  •  7-9pm  •  $68
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

This is our very popular "Clash" series, tonite we will have a face off between Sonoma, California with its excellent Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet versus Rioja, Spain sporting its tasty Viura based white and its Tempranillo influenced red, Tonite is a first for these two regions being paired together! Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Tuna Poke Bowl, Wakame Seaweed, Sweet Onion, Soy-Sesame Dressing, Scallions; Rioja Blanco, Vivanco 2016;
2nd Course: Fried Flounder Picatta, Lemon Caper Sauce, Sauteed Green Beans, Garlic Confit; Sauvignon Blanc, Kunde Estate 2016;
3rd Course: Dry Brined Ribeye Steak, Oyster Mushroom-Potato Hash, Poblano Pepper Sauce; Rioja "Crianza", Ramon Bilbao 2014 & Cabernet Sauvignon, Joseph Carr "Josh Reserve" 2015;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.

AUGUST

Burgundy Stars
Wednesday August 1  •  7-9pm  •  $68
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

A Quest for Greatness - Restaurants in Europe quest for Michelin Star ratings, the fabled Michelin Guide rates restaurants from 1 to 3 Stars. Chef Kevin Foley is going to channel Chef Paul Bocuse and Sommelier Hudson Austin will keep pace and pairings with a masterful selection of Burgundy wine. Tonight is all about the classics!
1st Course: Truffle Soup, Chicken Consomme, Celery Root, Oyster & Shiitake Mushrooms, Puff Pastry; Jean-Claude Thevenet St. Veran Clos de l'Ermitage 2015;
2nd Course: Poached Egg, Brioche Nest, Red Wine Mayonaisse, Lardon, Fresh Parsley; Marcel Giraudon Bourgogne Aligote 2016;
3rd Course: Beef Bourgignon, Shortrib, Cremini Mushrooms, Triple Smoked Bacon, Pearl Onions, Red Burgundy Wine, Whipped Potatoes; Domaine Billard Hautes-Cotes De Beaune Rouge 2016 & Antonin Guyon Hautes Cotes du Nuits 2012;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Crab, Oysters, and Chardonnay
Thursday August 2  •  7-9pm  •  $72
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Right here in the heart of Chester County, Chef Kevin Foley has found that he can create a wonderful a wonderful night of seafood to delight all of those craving crustaceans! Sommelier HudsonAustin has paired up the delightful crab selections with oysters and a selection of Chardonnay based wines that will be nothing short of spectacular.
1st Course: Three Oysters on the Half Shell, Orange Mignonette, Wasabi-Panko, House-made Hot Sauce and Lemon; McGuigan The Plan Chardonnay (South Australia) 2016;
2nd Course: Maryland Crab Rangoon, Red Cabbage Slaw, Sweet Soy Dipping Sauce; Canoe Ridge Expedition Chardonnay (H.H. Hills,WA) 2015;
3rd Course: Crab and Oyster Gumbo, Smoked Andouille, Steamed Carolina Rice, Sourdough Crostini, Parsley Crème Fraiche; Banshee Chardonnay 2015 & Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) 2016;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Wines for the Summer Grill
Tuesday August 7  •  7-9pm  •  $68
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

As Summer heats up and lots of the activities head outdoors, hope full in nice shady spots, the Summer Grill gets a lot of attention. with all manner of meats, poultry, BBQ, seafood and vegetables cooked to a nice, tasty smokey, satisfying goodness. So, what are the perfect wines to serve in these culinary situations. In tonite's class we will tackle those questions from a food and wine perspective!
1st Course: Grilled Thai Prawns, Ginger-Peanut Rice Noodles, Snow peas, Carrot, Scallion; Sauvignon Blanc, Kono 2016, Marlborough, N Z;
2nd Course: Smoked Chicken and Apple Meatballs, Celery Root Puree, Balsamic Drizzle, Basil Chiffonade' Pinot Gris, Skyfall 2015, Columbia, WASH;
3rd Course: Honey Glazed Pork Tenderloin Medallions, Warm Potato Salad, Charred Broccoli, Toasted Sesame; Rioja Crianza, Franco Espanolas 2013, Rioja, Spain & Malbec, Zuccardi "Serie A" 2015, Mendoza, Argentina;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Organic & Sustainable Wines from Around the World
Wednesday August 8  •  7-9pm  •  $68
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

A complicated thing this world of Organic Wine, or is it? Tonight Sommelier Hudson Austin pulls back the curtain on all of the different terminology as we try and simplify what these terms really mean when it comes to wine growing, wine making and wine selling.
1st Course: Zucchini Carpaccio, Lemon Dressing, Goat Cheese, Crushed Almonds, Pepperoncini; Line 39 Sauvignon Blanc (California) 2016;
2nd Course: Chicken Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken), Togarashi Seasoning, Ginger Steamed Rice; Jean Luc Colombo Blanc CoteDuRhone Les Abeilles (Rhone, FR) 2016;
3rd Course: Lamb Osso Buco, Creamy Soft Polenta, Demi Glace, Salsa Verde; Tenuta Perolla Super Tuscan (Tuscany, IT) 2015 & MontGras Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (Colchagua, CL) 2015;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Farm to Table Wines
Wednesday August 15  •  7-9pm  •  $68
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

The “farm to table” movement has almost become as much as a catch phrase more than a mantra. Tonight we will delve into wines that are truthfully exemplifying this passionate approach to wine making as showcased by Sommelier Hudson Austin!
1st Course: Scallop Crudo, Shaved Fennel, Mint leaves, Orange Dressing, Fresno Chili Oil; Are You Game? Sparkling Vermentino (Victoria) NV;
2nd Course: “Bresse” Chicken in Cream Sauce, Free Range Chicken Thighs, Garlic and Herb infused Cream Sauce, Shallots, Wilted Spinach; Farm to Table Chardonnay (Victoria) 2016;
3rd Course: Honey-Dijon Rubbed Pork Loin, Chili Glazed Carrots, Roasted Red Potatoes, Cilantro Chimichurri; Farm to Table Pinot Noir (Victoria) 2016 & Farm to Table Shiraz (Victoria) 2016;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



California Wine Series: Wines of Napa
Tuesday August 21  •  7-9pm  •  $68
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

We continue our Wine Destination series, and travel to Napa, California. Arguably the most important wine region in the US, and one of the most important in the world of wine. Tonite, we will traverse the valley with its wonderful offerings of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet.
1st Course: Grilled Caesar Salad, Charred Romaine Heart, Classic Caesar Dressing, Grilled Croutons, Shaved Parmesan, Szechuan Peppercorn; Chardonnay, Saintsbury 2016, Napa Carneros, CA;
2nd Course: Dan Dan Noodles, Minced Pork, Housemade Chili Oil, Cinnamon, Five Spice, Scallion; Pinot Noir, CLos Pegase 2014, Napa, CA;
3rd Course: Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower, Fresh Fig Sauce; Merlot, Flora Springs 2015, Napa, CA & Cabernet Sauvignon, Joseph Carr 2015, Napa, CA;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Pacific Northwest Series: Oregon Trail
Wednesday August 22  •  7-9pm  •  $72
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

The Oregon Trail is for experts and novices alike to take a tasting tour of Oregon without having to leave the rolling hillsides of Chester County. Oregon's wine scene had simple roots with pioneers like Peter Britt, David Lett, and Joe Campbell. Their early visions are what have led us to this wine region being as wonderful as it has become. Wine Educator Hudson Austin will feature some of the historic wines and modern producers.
1st Course: Jamon Serrano and Manchego Cheese Springroll, Creamy Chimichurri Dipping Sauce; Acrobat Rose of Pinot Noir;
2nd Course: Fried Goat Cheese, Baby Arugula Salad, Chili-Garlic Dressing; Pike Road Pinot Gris;
3rd Course: Braised Lamb Shoulder, Israeli Couscous, Pomegranate, Pinenuts, Mixed Herbs; Planet Oregon Pinot Noir & The Four Graces Pinot Noir;
Dessert: Chef's Creation Elk Cove "Ultima".



Summer Wines Down Under: Australia & New Zealand
Tuesday August 28  •  7-9pm  •  $68
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Yes, it almost seems like it's on the other side of the world, but the wine offerings from Australia and New Zealand are very much prevalent and relevant in today's wine drinking landscape, there 's something for everyone here , from Sauvignon Blanc to Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet. Come join us for a fun evening of wines and food.
1st Course: Bucatini with Anchovy Carbonara, Egg Yolk, Toasted Garlic, Crushed Red Pepper, Chopped Parsley; Sauvignon Blanc, Crossings 2017, Marlborough, N Z;
2nd Course: Poached Salmon over Watercress and Radish Salad, Honey Vinaigrette, Brioche Croutons; Chardonnay, Hope Estates 2016, Hunter Valley, AUS;
3rd Course: Grilled Lamb Rack, Sweet Potato Mash, Fried Sage Leaves, Maple Bacon Jus; Pinot Noir, The Crossings 2016, Marlborough, N Z & Shiraz, Peter Lehmann 2015, Barossa Valley, AUS;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Lobster Lovers! Rosé Lobster Bake Hampton's Style
Wednesday August 29  •  7-9pm  •  $72
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

This class will focus on that great summer wine, rosé. Lobster is one of the most sought after delicacy foods we can enjoy today. There are many kinds of lobster, but many more kinds of rosé. Tonight we will have great wine from around the world as selected by Sommelier Hudson Austin. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Lobster and Corn Chowder, Celery, Carrot, Leeks; Gruet Rose (New Mexico) N.V.;
2nd Course: Jean Luc Colombo Rose (Provence, FR.) 2017;
3rd Course: A.A. Badenhorst Secateurs Rose (Swartland, South Africa) 2017 & Chapoutier Tournon "Mathilda" Rose (Victoria, AUS) 2016;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.

SEPTEMBER



Truffle & Mushroom Dinner
Thursday September 5  •  7-9pm  •  $69
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Description of class with follow shortly.



Italian Wine Series: Super Tuscans!
Wednesday September 12  •  7-9pm  •  $69
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Description of class with follow shortly.



Italian Wine Series: The Passion of Piedmont!
Wednesday September 19  •  7-9pm  •  $69
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Description of class with follow shortly.



Crab and Classic Wines
Wednesday September 26  •  7-9pm  •  $69
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Description of class with follow shortly.

OCTOBER



Spectacular Spain!
Wednesday October 3  •  7-9pm  •  $69
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Description of class with follow shortly.



Old World vs New World: California vs Italy
Wednesday October 10  •  7-9pm  •  $69
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Description of class with follow shortly.



27th Annual Dilworthtown Wine Festival 2018
Sunday, October 14  •  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.



Steakhouse and Cabernet Dinner
Wednesday October 17  •  7-9pm  •  $69
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Description of class with follow shortly.



Lobster and Fall Classic Wines
Wednesday October 24  •  7-9pm  •  $74
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Description of class with follow shortly.



Ghosts of Dilworthtown: Part 5
Thursday, October 25  •  7-9pm  •  $79
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 wine & menu details will follow.



California Duel: Napa vs Sonoma
Wednesday October 31  •  7-9pm  •  $69
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Description of class with follow shortly.

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!