Saturday, June 5, 2010

A Culinary Adventure

So last Saturday, Nancy won two tickets to the kick off fundraiser for The Gettysburg Festival. The tickets we won were sponsored through one of our favorite local magazines, Susquehanna Style. The event was billed as a A Culinary Adventure: Foodies Delight. It featured Pennsylvania's Iron Chefs at multiple stations throughout the venue. The venue was Oxford Hall Manor, the private home of Mike and Jane Rice. The Rice Family owns the delicious UTZ potato chip company. Lucky for me Nancy let David and I use the tickets. The evening was threatening rain so the very first thing my husband and I did was walk the gardens. A Foodies Delight -- this evening was a gardeners dream!
The blue are blown glass rain drops.
Wonderful garden statuary all through the acreage. We enjoyed one of our courses in here. I want a conservatory like this. The swimming hole. On the other side of the stone bridge is a Koi pond. Somewhere in the middle it becomes chlorinated water.

Doesn't David look handsome?

Oh Yes, the food was out of this world as well. Featured here is David Stoltzfus (Executive Chef, Morrison’s at Rydal Park, Abington, PA), a sample of what he prepared Petite lobster and rosemary flan with lobster confit, Conch and crab fritters with mandarin orange glaze, Jamaican Jerk pork crostini with ligonberries.
Desserts included: Chocolate Mousse profiterole, Grand Mariner Torte, Key Lime Creme Brulee, Chocolate truffles.

It was a grand evening! We won by listing our favorite local food purveyor. Our answer: Spiral Path Farm.


Martha said...

Looks like a fun evening! And what beautiful gardens!

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Awesome...I want a garden like this as well as the conservatory too!! Along with the hired help!! Smiles, Donna

Bernideen said...

I agree with Donna - I want it all too!

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous garden and the food to totally want. Everything looked so good. What a nice sister to give you the tickets.