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Hearthside Dinners: Blending history & food

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Join us for dinner at the Remick homestead!

Hearthside Dinners
Assist in preparing a 19th-century homestead meal—then, savor the flavorful results!

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The feel of a bygone era fills our cozy hearth room during these signature dinners, where a small group of guests join in the preparation of a 19th-century meal cooked in our open hearth.

OVERVIEW OF THE EVENING

While the fire crackles and readies itself in the background, the evening begins with costumed Museum Interpreters guiding guests “back in time” to learn about 19th-century kitchens and food preparation, seasonal farming and foods, and historic cooking recipes and tools. 
Guests then don aprons and assist in preparing, seasoning, cooking, roasting and baking foods using traditional means and tools—all in the process of creating an authentic, seasonal farmstead meal.

When the meal is ready, guests gather together at the hearth table to enjoy the savory meal they have helped to prepare. Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during this portion of the evening.

Hearthside Dinners are informal, lively and fun! Participants are encouraged to try their hand at various aspects of meal preparation and to ask questions throughout the process.


SCHEDULED DINNERS

Saturday, February 20 | 4–6 p.m.  Reservations close Friday, February 12
Rustic Soup with dumplings
Yankee Pot Roast Remick-Raised beef
Peas; Parsnips
Cornbread with Fresh Churned Butter
Gingerbread with Handmade Whipped Cream
Cider, Herbal Tea (Remick-grown herbs) & Coffee

Saturday, January 23 | 4–6 p.m.  This event has already occurred
Remick-Raised Ham with a Maple Cinnamon Glaze
Scalloped Cabbage; Herbed Mashed Potatoes; Glazed Carrots
Savory Buttermilk Biscuits with Fresh Churned Butter
Apple Crisp with Fresh Whipped Cream
Cider, Herbal Tea (Remick-grown herbs) & Coffee

 

COST: $50 per person*
To reserve your spot at the hearth table, please call (603) 323-7591; toll free 1 (800) 686-6117. Payment is due when reservation is made.

*These evenings are designed for guests ages 16 (with adult) and above. Reservations open 30 days before the scheduled dinner and close two Fridays (8 days) prior. As space is limited, preference will be given to those who have not participated in the past so that more may share in this unique experience—we appreciate your enthusiasm for these dinners and your understanding, as well. Guests are welcome to bring their own beer/wine to be enjoyed during the meal portion of the evening. Menu is subject to change.

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HELPFUL INFORMATION 

  • Guests are encouraged to dress in layers for their comfort: per design, the hearth radiates high heat
     
  • We sell a Remick-Made Cookbook with our favorite homestead recipes
     
  • Questions about these evenings (unrelated to reservations) may be emailed to Program Manager Dawn Evans: devans@remickmuseum.org

We look forward to welcoming you to the homestead!

Photos courtesy of Nicole Nadolski

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