Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Mud Sales and Fine Dining...The Perfect Odd Couple

Fine dining is something that Lancaster specializes in, but on April 9 fine dining will be turned on its head and brought to Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom with special guest Chef Rafael. Chef Rafael is known for his modern French menu at Citronnelle in downtown Lancaster, but for one day he will join Seasons to highlight the versatility of their products.

Seasons is known for its large collection of fresh extra virgin olive oils and traditional balsamic vinegars, each of which are on tap for customers to try before they buy. According to the Seasons website, their “stainless steel Italian ‘fustis’ keep each product as fresh and cool as possible while preserving the highest level of quality, flavor and antioxidants.”

To show off their diverse selection of products, Chef Rafael will be teaching attendees how to prepare three courses using Seasons’ products. The first course is a Brandade de Morue using Seasons Meyer Lemon EVOO, Cayenne EVOO, and Champagne Vinegar. The second course, Pork Loin Proven├žal with French Lentils and Braised Fennel will use Seasons Herbs de Provence EVOO and Juniper Berry Dark Aged Balsamic. Chef Rafael’s third course, the dessert, is a Dark Chocolate Mousse Napoleon using Seasons Black Cherry or Raspberry Dark Balsamic Vinegar.

The event is located at 36 W King St, Lancaster, PA on April 9 from 6 PM to 7 PM. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at Eventbrite.

Obviously, Lancaster County has much more to offer than just food, and now Mud Sale season is in full effect here. For those of you that have never attended a Mud Sale, it is a term used to describe an annual auction or sale at a specific local fire company. The events are described by, stating, “The sales, appropriately named for the condition of the thawing ground, attract thousands of people looking for bargains on anything from Amish quilts and antiques to lumber, buggies, and lawn equipment.”

There are two Mud Sales in the month of April that many guests of the Authentic Bed & Breakfasts would be wise to attend. The first, later this week on April 5, is the Robert Fulton Sale at the Robert Fulton Volunteer Fire Company, located at 2271 Robert Fulton Highway, Peach Bottom, PA. The second, on April 12, is the Rawlinsville Mud Sale at the Rawlinsville Volunteer Fire Company, located at 33 Martic Heights Drive, Holtwood, PA. 

Whether you come to Lancaster County to enjoy the wonderful food or the bargains at our unique Mud Sales, there is no better way to enjoy your stay than with one of the members of Authentic Bed & Breakfasts of Lancaster County. The innkeepers are dedicated to creating a comfortable, welcoming, and warm environment, providing each guest with an experience they won’t soon forget.

Submitted by: Theodore R. Griffiths for Authentic Bed & Breakfasts of Lancaster County

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