Ricotta in Sicily | Photo by Tenaya Darlington
On Sunday, August 28th, cheese guru and author Tenaya Darlington will be hosting a ricotta and rosé dinner party at the Pickled Heron on Frankford Avenue in Fishtown. The dinner, which includes four courses and rosé pairings is $85 per person. Seats are limited and vegetarian and gluten-free alternatives are available. Just be sure to mention your preference when reserving.
The ricotta dinner is the result of Darlington’s trip to Sicily, where she fell for the cheese. The Pickle Heron’s Daniela D’Ambrosio followed Darlington’s trip on Instagram and suggested the dinner.
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Tenaya Darlington will be at Twisted Tail
Love cheese? Well, on Sunday, May 1, George Reilly of the Twisted Tail will be hosting a cheese and cocktail tasting with food writer and cheese aficionado Tenaya Darlington, aka Madame Fromage.
From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a sampling of Darlington’s favorite cheeses along with three cocktails inspired by her book, The New Cocktail Hour. She is also the author of another book, DiBruno Bros House of Cheese: A Guide to Wedges, Recipes, and Pairings.
Tickets are $45 and include a signed copy of The New Cocktail Hour. They can be purchased online or by phone at (215) 558-2741.
Twisted Tail [Foobooz]
Everyone in Philadelphia loves Scoats, the owner of the Grey Lodge Pub, and everyone in the world loves cheese. So, other than craft beer and crabs, there’s not a much better combination happening this weekend than the upcoming installment of Scoats’ weekly Sunday Night Special: Beer & Cheese Pairing.
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Okay, so at a certain point someone is going to have to go after chef Eli Kulp with a tranquilizer gun just to get him to slow down a little. He already has like nine different menus working between Fork and High Street on Market, he’s overseeing A.Kitchen and A.Bar and doing events like Franklin Flea and Taste of the Nation. But that’s apparently not enough for him. Because he also does special Friends and Family dinners on Tuesday nights at High Street, which are continuing throughout the spring.
For example, on Tuesday, April 22 he’ll be doing a dinner with Phickle’s Amanda Feifer which will continue their Fermentation Series celebrating all things fermented–from coffee and chocolate to cheese and yogurt, beer and wine to pickles and kim chi. (Other dates include Tuesday, May 13 and Tuesday, June 17.) And on Tuesday, May 6, it’ll be a cheese dinner with Valley Shepherd Creamery, with cheesemaker Jaenine Dargis and some of her 30+ Basque-influenced cheeses. All the dinners start at 9pm and are just $25 per person (plus booze, tax and tip).
But wait, there’s more…
How’s about a ménage-à-quatre for your Friday evening. Just you, some coffee, some cheese, and some beer. The four of you, together at last.
It’s A Story of Philadelphia’s Coffee Revival, it’s happening tonight at 7 pm at Hylo Boutique at 242 North 3rd Street, and everyone’s participating: Di Bruno, Ultimo, Bodhi, Shot Tower, Elixr, the Madame Fromage (Tenaya Darlington), Eclectik Domestic, and Brew. All of them, joining forces for an evening of culinary passion and celebration, all of them paying their respects to a scene that turned this city upside down.
It’s like a hipster’s dream come true, and we’re all about it.
A Story of Philadelphia’s Coffee Revival [hy•lo Boutique]
We write a lot about chef collaboration dinners. About collaborations between kitchens and brewers or makers and purveyors. What we don’t write about so often is collaborations between artists working in the food world.
But recently, Marisa McClellan (of FoodInJars.com), Tenaya Darlington (MadameFromageBlog.com), the cheese nerds from DiBruno Bros. and Jason Varney (of VarneyPhoto.com, and the guy who shoots a lot of the really beautiful stuff you see in Philadelphia magazine every month) got together to do a little project of their own called “In Deep Autumn” and it is just beautiful.
There are recipes and pretty words, pairing suggestions and gorgeous photography. Posts about the project currently appear on the blogs of all concerned, but you can check out “In Deep Autumn” in its entirety by following the link below.
Go on and click it. You’ll be glad you did. Consider it an early Thanksgiving present to yourself.
In Deep Autumn [Official]
Fussing With Forks [Jason Varney]
Food In Jars [Marisa McClellan]
Madame Fromage [Tenaya Darlington]