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Victorian Dinner Parties

2017 Date: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017

A unique and memorable dining experience at Hearthside on Saturday, October 7th.  The five-course dinner is served in the candlelight ambience of the museum’s music room where 22 guests will enjoy their meal together.  The menu will be prepared from local farm fresh foods by guest chef Bruce Tillinghast, house chef John Scanlon, and dessert by retired Chief Justice Frank J. Williams.  The menu features Chateaubriand with Madeira Sauce carved tableside.  A highlight of this exceptional dinner will be briefings between each course as the chef provides the history of each dish and how it was prepared, along with the wine pairings for each.  Non-alcoholic beverages are also available.

The theme for the dinner this year will be a 1921 dinner party at which the Talbot family is throwing a celebration for their neighbors from the Chase Farm, Benjamin & Gladys Chase, who have just returned from their month-long honeymoon cruise aboard the White Star Line ship, the Megantic.  On display will be an exhibit about the Talbots and Chases, and the luxury liners that were all the rage at the time.

Hearthside’s Victorian Dinner Party series is an annual fundraising event that has been designed to give guests the essence of local history enjoyed through a delightful treat to the palate while raising much-needed funds for the preservation of this historic jewel. 

The dinner begins with a cocktail hour at 6:30 p.m.  Cost is $125 per person, with a portion of each ticket tax deductible.  Tickets sell out quickly because of the popularity of this unique dinner, and the limited seating.

To reserve, email or call 401-726-0597.

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