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The popular Cider House BBQ & Pub on Route 2 in Waterbury, Vermont will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a special cider pairing dinner.
The event will take place on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM.
The four-course dinner will include traditional Irish offerings as well as southern comfort food. The courses will include a choice of appetizer, entree, salad and dessert. Each course will be paired with a different hard cider, made in Vermont and the U.K. A raffle and door prizes will be part of the festivities. The cost is $55 per person or $100 per couple.
Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Pride Vermont Festival (pridevt.com) taking place on September 22nd at Burlington’s Battery Park.
Reservations for the cider pairing dinner are required by calling Willie at 802-244-6828. The full cider pairing menu can be found at www.ciderhousevt.com. This event is sponsored in part by the Woodchuck Cidery.
All inspiring bakers who are not professional pastry chefs are invited to enter the first annual Decadent Cupcake Competition
Saturday, September 10, 2011 at the Hilton Burlington, Vermont
The competition is part of the Norther Decadence Food Festival, Art Show and Travel Expo. Contestants must be non-professional, student or not previously employed in a baking or culinary capacity.
Each contestant will be asked to produce nine cupcakes that will be used for both judging and for display to the public. Edible decorations are required. No plastic or inedible decorations will be allowed. Top three winners will win cash and prizes.
"Decadent Cupcake" in this context may mean: creative, over-the-top, rich, extraordinary, artistic, or with a "wow" factor. Contest Guidelines are available at NorthernDecadence.com. To enter, simply email your name, address, and phone number to email@example.com.
Northern Decadence is a two-day event celebrating Vermont's diversity and culinary tourism. It is produced by the Vermont Gay Tourism Association with support from the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing. Northern Decadence includes a Culinary Cruise on Lake Champlain on the Spirit of Ethan Allen III, the Food Festival, ArtShow & Travel Expo at the Hilton Burlington and a Dance Party at the Higher Ground.
For more information, visit www.NorthernDecadence.com
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First annual Northern Decadence Vermont festival
September 9 & 10, 2011
Celebrate Vermont's diversity, tourism and culinary culture. Rock the boat on the Midnight Culinary Cruise on Lake Champlain. Sample and buy delicious creations at the Food Festival. Show your stuff at the Dance Party. It's all decadent!
FRIDAY, September 9, 2011
Midnight Culinary Cruise on Lake Champlain on the Spirit of Ethan Allen III
9:00 PM - Midnight, Boarding at 8:30 PM
SATURDAY, September 10, 2011
Food Festival and Art Show at the Hilton Burlington
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SATURDAY, September 10, 2011
Dance Party at the Higher Ground in South Burlington
9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
For more info: http://www.northerndecadence.com/
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