Experience Dinner in the Dell…and make it a weekend of great food
Enjoy a beautiful September weekend of exquisite food, farming and community in the picturesque Oley Valley of Berks County, Pennsylvania. Join us for the whole weekend of events, or choose one that you just can’t miss.
RSVP by September 10 at http://dinnerinthedell.eventbrite.com/
Taste of Oley Valley 2013 Events
Dinner in the Dell with Chef Dave Pasternack
Saturday, September 28 / 4 to 8 p.m. / $200
On Saturday evening, join us on the scenic hillside of Eckerton Hill Farm for a five-course dinner prepared with the fruits of the land where the table is set. James Beard award-winning Chef Dave Pasternack will prepare the meal at your tableside. The farm raised supper will feature regional wine and craft beer pairings and an opening lecture by a renowned organic farmer. “Dinner in the Dell” is the farm’s most cherished annual tradition, and our way of celebrating late summer’s beautiful bounty of food in the very place it were it was grown.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Berks County Historic Preservation Trust. To learn more about the Trust’s mission, click here.
Oley Valley Food & Farm Tour
Sunday, September 29 / 9 a.m. to noon / $15
On Sunday morning, join farmer and author Tim Stark for a tour of the surrounding Oley Valley’s family farms. Learn about the growing practices that produced the ingredients on your plate the night before. From 10 to 1, Tim will guide you around the fertile valley where you will have the chance to visit award-winning mushroom farm Oley Valley Mushrooms and sample wines at family-owned and operated Blair Vineyards. Tim will end the trip with a personal tour of his own farm, Eckerton Hill, during which he will discuss his organic and heirloom vegetable growing practices. To get there, use our free transportation or follow us in your own vehicle for a joy ride on winding country roads with scenic vistas to be enjoyed throughout.
Attendees of both of Sunday’s events can help themselves to a complimentary pizza baked in our hearth oven for lunch between 12 and 1.
The Radiant You Wellness Retreat & Dinner
Sunday, September 29 / 1 to 5 p.m. / $85
On Sunday afternoon, energize your body, mind and spirit with a wellness retreat by Grace Galanti of Aurum Holistic Skincare. Begin the afternoon with a yoga session perched on the scenic Eckerton Hill with instructor Dorian Abel of Healing Yoga. Then, experience Dr. Hauschka’s “Radiant You” detoxifying self-facial while sipping on supergreen Stark Naked Juice. And finally, stroll back up the hill for a vegetarian, farm raised dinner with local wine pairing prepared on site by renowned Chef Gracie Skiadas of Gracie’s 21st Century Cafe. Leave the valley with a belly full of wholesome food and an awakened spirit.