Peddler's Village presents annual Colonial kitchen
Peddler’s Village presents the debut of the 35th season of Evening in the Colonial Kitchen on Monday, Jan. 6, at the Cock ‘n Bull Restaurant in Lahaska.
Evening in the Colonial Kitchen is a popular and educational historical dinner series, which takes place every Monday evening from 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 6 through March 31.
The series features two different Colonial-era characters each week from the American Historical Theatre of Philadelphia. The actors tell tales of America’s early days and interact with dinner guests.
Food historians prepare an 18th-century style dinner over an open hearth and share secrets of baking pies in a Dutch oven, roasting beef on a “clock-work jack” or in a “tin kitchen,” cooking fish laced into a plank, sauteing Maryland crab in a “spider,” as well as baking breads and Johnny cakes.
Musical duo Marianne and Tom Tucker perform period music throughout the evening.
Guests can choose from a generous sampling of two out of eight hearty main courses or one favorite entrée. They may take home the keepsake menu, along with a pamphlet of Colonial recipes.
Meet the following historical characters.
In January, meet Benjamin Franklin and Betsy Ross, Jan. 6; Susan B. Anthony and Abraham Lincoln, Jan. 13; Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, Jan. 20; and Baron Von Steuben and Marquis de Lafayette, Jan. 27.
In February, meet John Adams and Abigail Adams, Feb. 3; Henry “Box” Brown and Abraham Lincoln, Feb. 10; George Washington, Martha Washington and Thomas Jefferson, Feb. 17; and Benjamin Franklin and William Penn, Feb. 24.
In March meet, Alexander Hamilton and Patrick Henry, March 3; Molly Pitcher and Susan B. Anthony, March 10; Dolley Madison and Mary Todd Lincoln, March 17; Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, March 24; and George Washington and Martha Washington, March 31.
The event is well-suited for families and school groups. Group dinners for organizations or businesses may be arranged. The cost is $24 for adults and $14 for children 10 and under (beverages not included.) For the complete menu, visit Peddler’s Village online.
Reservations are recommended at 215-794-4000.
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