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SEPTEMBER

Early Autumn Harvest Dinner & "Green Wines of California"
Wednesday September 6  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

As summer ends and the seasons change, many fantastic foods become available. Tonight's class is a celebration of the beginning of fall's harvest foods paired expertly with wines from California that are part of the "Green" movement sweeping the wine world currently. We will taste some "Green" wines and learn a bit of the culture behind them. Led by Sommelier Hudson Austin and culinary craftsman Chef Kevin. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Heirloom Tomato Panzanella Salad with Oven Dried Cherry Tomatoes Ricotta Cheese in Cucumber Vinaigrette; Honig Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley, CA) 2016;
2nd Course: Grilled Shrimp Szechuan Peppercorn White Wine Tomato in English Pea Puree; Harken Chardonnay (California) 2015;
3rd Course: Roasted Leg of Lamb, Sage, White Wine and New Potatoes; Fleur de California Pinot Noir (Carneros) 2013 & Guenoc Victorian Claret (North Coast, CA) 2014;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Discover Spain: Rioja & Ribera del Duero
Thursday September 7  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Spain is maybe the world’s most hot and trendy wine and cuisine region. Come and taste the wines and food that have make the world fall in love with Spain all over again! Additional wine & menu details will follow.
1st Course: Wilted Escarole, Feta, Walnuts, Honey and Seared Scallops; Rioja Blanco (Viura), Dinastia Vivanco 2015;
2nd Course: Deep Fried Artichoke Hearts with Grilled Shrimp; Rioja CRianza, Franco Espanolas 2013;
3rd Course: Bullabesa with Creamy Couscous and Mussels; Ribera del Duero, Cruz de Alba 2013 & Rioja Reserva, Ramon BIlbao 2011;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Pacific Coast North to South: Oregon, California, Chile
Tuesday September 12  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

The Pacific Ocean is the largest and the coolest body of water in the world, and has an important impact on climate and grape growing on the West Coast of the Americas, we will taste wines from Oregon, California and Chile in this class. Additional wine & menu details will follow.
1st Course: Heirloom Tomato Salad with Chorizo Vinaigrette; Sauvignon Blanc, DeMartino 2016, Curico, Chile;
2nd Course: Ox Tail Stew, Toasted Brioche and Micro Celery; Chardonnay, Auspicion 2015, Central Coast, CA;
3rd Course: Bucatini a la Amatriciana Guanciale, Pecorino, White Wine, San Marzano Tomato; Pinot Noir, Montinore "Reserve" 2014, Willamette, Oregon & Cabernet Sauvignon, Girard Estate 2014 Napa, CA;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Classic French Cuisine & Classic French Wines
Wednesday September 13  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Craving authentic French food? Well you can get on a plane and spend $1500 or you can just come the Inn Keeper's Kitchen! Often times, the best dishes are the simplest ones, and French Bistro food uses some of the best ingredients to make amazing dishes. We have selected a mouth watering menu and hope that you will indulge yourself by sharing this fun experience with Chef Kevin and Sommelier Hudson Austin. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Steak Tartar with Cornichons, Toast Points and Quail Egg; Simonet Blanc de Blanc (Sud de France) NV;
2nd Course: Escargot, Garlic Crème, Micro Parsley, and Vola Von with Toasted Hazelnuts; Romuald Petit Bourgogne Blanc (Burgundy, FR) 2015;
3rd Course: Duck Ballotine Stuffed with a Foie Gras Truffle Musse, and Roasted Tri-Color Baby Carrots; Chateau Bellevue Rouge (Bordeaux, FR) 2015 & Domaine les Ondines "La Buissonade" Cotes du Rhone 2015;
Dessert: Chef's Creation; Ch. Loupiac - Gaudiet (Bordeaux, FR) 2011.



Craft Beer Series: Founders & Golden Road
Friday, September 15  •  7-9pm  •  $77
Steve McKinney Wine & Beer Educator, Dilworthtown Inn

Colorado is a home to many great breweries. Tonight we go west and sample great beers from Colorado with 2 local breweries to round out the dinner.
Note: Check back as the Chef is still pairing the menu.
1st Course: Fresh Hand Picked Crab Meat over baby Mache, Tangerine Supremes dressed in a Taragon Aoli served up in a Martini Glass; Golden Road Wolf Pup Mango, Session IPA, IPA, 4.5% & Founders All Day IPA, Session IPA, 4.7%;
2nd Course: Jumbo Shrimp, Pink Peppercorn Emulsion over Wakimi Salad with Breakfast Radishes; Golden Road Wolf Mother (not pup-manso), Imperial IPA, 11.5%; Founders PC Pils, India Style Lager, 5.5%
3rd Course: Pan Seared Duck Breas with Acorn Squash Puree, Golden Raisin and Juniper Berry Duck Jus; Golden Road Axis IPA, IPA, 7.5% & Founders Centennial IPA, IPA, 7.2%;
4th Course: Cocoa Nib Dusted Hanger Steak, Smoked Blue Cheese, Carmalized Onions Scallop Potatoes Golden Road Russian Imperial Stout, Imperial Stout, 9.3% & Founders Breakfast Stout, Imperial Stout, 8.3%;
Dessert: Chef’s Fruit Creation; Golden Road Saison Key Lie, Saison, 5.8% & Founders Rubaeus, Fruit Beer, 5.7%.



Super Tuscans
Tuesday September 19  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

The term Super Tuscan was coined in the early 1980’s to describe a red blend from Tuscany. It is the use of wine grapes that are not indigenous to Italy that make these so special. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Pan Seared Skate Wing with Capers and Brown Butter; Super Tuscan White, Carpineto "Dogajolo" 2015;
2nd Course: Eggplant Involtini , Spiced Walnuts, Micro Mint and Fresh Black Pepper Ricotta Filling; Super Tuscan Red, Lamole " Sassoregale 2014;
3rd Course: Red Wine Braised Short Ribs wrapped in Spek served with Wild Roasted Mushrooms; Super Tuscan Red, Il Molino de Grace, "Vollano" 2012 & Super Tuscan Red, Terrabianca "Campaccio" 2012;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Winemaker Series: Caymus
Saturday, September 23  •  7-9pm  •  $125
Winery Representative

Considered Napa Valley Royalty, making wine since 1972, Caymus is distinctly Napa. The wines are classic and unmistakably some of the best, in not just Napa Valley, but the whole world. Additional wine & menu details will follow.
1st Course: Grilled Scallops, Kale Caesar, Crispy Chick Peas; Mer Soliel Chardonnay 2015;
2nd Course: Asian Salmon Tartare, Shiso, Carrot Wasabi, Tempura; Caymus Conundrum 2015;
3rd Course: Braised Leg of Rabbit “Cacciatore Style”, Mascarpone Soft Polenta; Belle Glos Pinot Noir 2015;
4th Course: Petite Buffalo Tenderloin Topped with a Wild Mushroom Rockefeller, Danish Blue Scalloped Potatoes Caymus Cabernet Napa 2014 & Caymus Special Select 2014;
Dessert Course: Chef's Seasonal Creation.



Lobster Lovers!!! Lobster and Chardonnay
Wednesday September 27  •  7-9pm  •  $72
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Love and Marriage, Soup and Sandwich, and of course Lobster and Chardonnay... clearly a match made in Heaven in tonight’s class, we will find out why the rich buttery flavors of Chardonnay pair so beautifully with the world’s most famous crustacean. Led by the less crusty Sommelier, Hudson Austin, of The Wine Merchant. Description-of-class Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Lobster Poached in Olive Oil with Fennel and Orange Confit, Baby Mache, Frisse; Farm to Table Chardonnay (Victoria, Australia) 2015;
2nd Course: Romanesco Tomato and Lobster Bisque with Saffron; Waterbrook Chardonnay (Columbia Valley, WA) 2015;
3rd Course: Grilled Split Lobster with Butter Broth and Honey Emulsion, Roasted Potatoes and Pickled Red Onions; Harken Chardonnay (California) 2015 & Chalk Hill Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) 2015;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.

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!” Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Bertani Pinot Grigio (Veneto, IT);
2nd Course: Ricossa Barbareso (Piedmont, IT) 2011;
3rd Course: 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. Tongiht Oregon winemaker will show off. Additional wine details will follow.
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. Additional wine & menu details will follow.



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. Additional wine & menu details will follow.



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: Harken Chardonnay (California) 2015;
2nd Course: Chalk Hill Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) 2016;
3rd Course: 3rd - Big Smooth Cabernet Sauvignon (LodI, CA) 2015 & Guenoc Cabernet Sauvignon (Lake County, CA) 2014;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.

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

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. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Camps de Estells Cava Brut Nature (Penedes, SP) 2015;
2nd Course: Condes de Albarei Albarino (Rias Baixas) 2015;
3rd Course: Vina Sastre Roble (Ribera del Duero) 2015
Dessert: Chef's Creation; Florido Moscatel Dorado NV.



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 wine & menu details will follow.



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. Additional wine & menu details will follow.



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. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Pulenta Estate Chardonnay (Lujan de Cuyo) 2015;
2nd Course: Chaman Petit Verdot (La Consulta) 2014;
3rd Course: 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. Additional wine & menu details will follow.



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.