Taste of Phoenixville//Photo by Alexandra Whitney Photography
Food and drink news was abundant on the Main Line in 2016, and we certainly have a lot to look forward to in 2017. The beginning of the year has a variety of can’t-miss food and drink events to add to your calendar.
Wine, Honey & Cheese Pairings at Penns Woods Winery
Weekends in January, visit the Chadds Ford-based winery for exclusive wine, cheese and honey pairing events featuring locally sourced artisans. Indulge in a sit-down pairing of five premium Penns Woods wines for $28 per person. Reservations are required. For more information, visit www.pennswoodsevents.com.
124 Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford, (610) 459-0808.
Pennsylvania Farm Show, Jan. 6–14
The Pennsylvania Farm show, located at the PA Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, showcases the very best in the agricultural industry. This year, look for the Culinary Connection Stage featuring samples, displays and cooking demonstrations by favorite local chefs, media personalities and special guests. Don’t forget to visit the PA Preferred Food Court to get a taste of Pennsylvania products including the famous Farm Show baked potatoes. For more information and updates, visit http://www.farmshow.state.pa.us.
Photo courtesy of Chaddsford Winery
Winter Wine-derland at Chaddsford Winery, Jan. 14–15
Chaddsford Winery is celebrating the splendor of the season with its annual Winter Wine-derland event. The first 100 guests to arrive on Saturday and Sunday will receive a free winter scarf. The outdoor winter festival features ice-carving demonstrations, specialty cocktails, food trucks, live music, wine tastings, fire pits and more. Plus, take part in Chaddsford’s “Niagara Falls” ice luge and enjoy an extra-cold shot of the winery’s award-winning Niagara wine. There is no cost to attend, and all wine and food purchases are pay-as-you-go.
632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, (610) 388-6221, www.chaddsford.com.
Taste of Phoenixville, Jan. 19
Taste of Phoenixville is held each year to benefit The Good Samaritan Shelter. The premier event for tasting local food, wine and beer in a fun, festival-like atmosphere will be held at the Phoenixville Foundry. Tickets start at $100 a person. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.tasteofphoenixville.com. Enter to win a pair of tickets from The Town Dish.
What’s for Dinner with Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, Jan. 28
Join this nonprofit community for a truly farm-to-table experience. The menu will feature local, seasonal, biodynamic and organic foods grown and produced at Kimberton Hills and its neighbors. Chef Seth Williams of Boyertown’s Landis Store Hotel is back to plan and prepare the meal. Tickets are $125 per person and must be purchased in advance. For more information, visit www.camphillkimberton.org.
Photo courtesy of Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Belgium Comes to West Chester, Jan. 28
Beer lovers must attend this event. Join Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant at its West Chester location for a true celebration of all things Belgian. The annual event will have beers on tap from all 12 Iron Hill locations. Other local and international brewers will be on-site pouring Belgian-inspired beers. Special menu dishes will be offered to pair with the brews at this pay-as-you-go event.
3 W. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 738-9600, www.ironhillbrewery.com