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Farm Dinners, Beer Dinners and a Tomato Tasting Menu

Tomatoes at the Kennett Square Farmers' Market (photo by M. McClellan)

Here are a few upcoming local food events we thought you all might enjoy!

• This Thursday, July 26, Pub and Kitchen is hosting a beer dinner with Bell’s Brewery. Now we realize that Bell’s isn’t local, but the menu they’re serving to accompany the brews is bursting with ingredients from the area. It includes a crudo made from New Jersey fluke (with radishes and sorrel from Blue Moon Acres), a salad of baby arugula, grilled peaches and Jersey tomatoes, and a roast chicken dish served with silver queen corn and hen of the woods mushrooms. This four course, four beer dinner costs $40 and you can sign up by emailing events@thepubandkitchen.com.

• Starting August 1 and running through to the end of the month, Penne (at the Inn at Penn) will be offering a Tomato Tasting Menu in partnership with New Jersey’s Cherry Lane Farm. They’re offering a $16 lunch menu (2 courses) or a $30 dinner menu (3 courses). What’s more, they also offering complimentary valet parking to anyone dining at Penne. Just print the menu that we’ve inserted after jump to claim your free parking.

• For those of you who like to plan ahead, mark these dates in your calender: September 18 and October 2. Those are the two nights that Chester County’s Sugartown Strawberries will be hosting farm dinners to benefit Hives for Lives. These far dinners will include an assortment of appetizers served under a 300-year-old Oak tree, a sunset hayride tour of the farm, followed by a fabulous local food feast. The four-course menu will feature edibles from local favorites, like Shellbark Hollow FarmCountrytime FarmSIW Vegetables, and many others. Tickets are $95 a piece and can be reserved by calling J. Scott Catering at 610-725-9420. Event is BYOB.

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