Appetizers for September 22nd, 2011

by theelvee_w2oe3m

A few things we posted about before not to forget:
Starfish Brasserie in Bethlehem is doing their porcelet dinner on Friday night featuring a five course pork-centric meal for $35.  Afterwards you can hit up:

the Celtic Classic (aka Celticfest), which starts on Friday.  Save room for haggis and beer.

Black and Blue is doing a Chimay and cheese pairing Friday for $35.

Now for the new stuff:
Easton is hosting a Chile Pepper Festival on Saturday from 9a to 2p in Center Square.   There will be hot pepper eating contests, cooking demos, salsa contests, a chili cookoff between Easton fire houses, and more.  Sounds like a smaller, more laid back alternative for those that missed the huge Bowers Pepper Festival this year.

The Mint has a new website.  It sucks.

The Farmhouse is planning a cocktail/costume party for Halloween.  Tix are $25 and include food, prizes, and cash bar.

The Brew Works has two new beers on tap, a black lager and a Harvestfest Pale Ale.  Check em’ out.

Also, biggest culinary event this weekend is definitely Taste of the Valley at Melt.  Every year this Farm2Table event draws a good crowd.  Here’s the line-up for food:

1741 on the Terrace, Hotel Bethlehem
Yellow Romano Bean Salad with 
Micro Lemon Basil and Crab Meat
Mixed Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Candied Walnuts
 Kohlrabi Radish Salad in a Mini Oatmeal Honey Roll
Romano beans, lemon basil, beets, kohlrabi, radishes – Liberty Gardens (Coopersburg)
meet Farmer Jeff Frank (Liberty Gardens)

Indian Butternut Squash and Red Russian Kale Soup with Jalapeño Tomatillo Chutney
kale, jalapeños, tomatillos – Lady Bug Gardens (Coopersburg)
meet Farmer Jason Cassaday (Lady Bug Gardens)

Blue Grillhouse
 Grass-fed Beef with Pickled “Round of Hungary” Peppers
beef – Breakaway Farm
peppers – Lettuce Alone

Blue Sky Café
 Sweet Potato Tart topped with Caramelized Apples
 sweet potatoes, apples – Hausman Fruit Farm
Sweet Potatoes – Muzzarelli Farm (Vineland, NJ)

Cab Frye’s Tavern
 Corn Fritter on Mixed Baby Greens with Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette
 corn – Jeff’s Garden Patch (Red Hill)
tomatoes – Butter Valley Harvest (Bally)
meet Farmer Ryan (Jeff’s Garden Patch)

Curious Goods at the Bake Oven Inn
Chambourcin-Braised Duck with Shallot and Apple Compote, a Sweet Corn Cake, and Microgreens
Smoked Pocono Trout with Tomatillo Golden Beet Salsa and Potato Crisp  
sweet corn – Mike Fink’s Produce (New Tripoli)
duck – Pekin Paradise (Hamburg)
shallots – Red Cat Farm (Germansville)
apples – Heintzelman Farm (New Tripoli)
microgreens – Oh Produce! (Kempton)
Chambourcin – Galen Glen Winery (Andreas)
tomatillos – Red Cat Farm (Germansville)
beets – Heintzelman Farm (New Tripoli)
potatoes – Flint Hill Farms (Germansville)
meet Farmer Teena Bailey (Red Cat Farm)

Dolce Patisserie (VIP hour only)
Almond and Apple Cake with Cinnamon Yogurt Cream
apples – Bechdolt Orchards (Hellertown)
yogurt – Klein Farms (Easton)

Emeril’s Chop House
Smoked Trout with Goat Cheese, Horseradish Lentils,
Meyer Lemon Fused Oil, and Pickled Cipollini Onions
smoked trout – Limestone Springs Preserve (Richland)
goat cheese – Farm Fromage (Lancaster)
meet Farmer Howard Field (Farm Fromage)

The Farmhouse
Maple Dijon Pork Roast with Roasted Pumpkin and Cornbread Stuffing
pumpkin & corn – Teprovich Family Farm (Germansville)
maple syrup – Ridge Valley Farm (Sumneytown)
pork – Breakaway Farms (Manheim)

Fegley’s Brew Works
Slow-Roasted Pastured Pork Butt in Porter Barbecue Sauce, topped with Aged Cheddar Cheese 
on a Garlic Toast Crisp
pork – Country Time Heritage Farms (Hamburg)
cheese – Flint Hill Farm & Educational Center (Coopersburg)
meet Farmers Paul Crivellara (Country Time Heritage Farms) and Tim Dunning (Flint Hill Farm)

Flow Bar & Restaurant
Sweet & Sour Jalapeño Roasted Red Bliss Potato Stuffed Cabbage Leaves topped with Ginger Poached Beet Purée, Crème Fraîche and Chives
cabbage, beets, potatoes, peppers – Kenny Stehr & Sons Farm (Pitman)
eggs, peppers – Spring Mountain Farm (Lehighton)
crème fraîche – Keepsake Farm & Dairy (Northampton)

Frecon Farms
Hard Apple Cider: The Crabby Granny, 
The Early Man & The Hogshead
Frecon’s Apple Wine & Peach Wine
Frecon’s Apples: Honeycrisp, Cortland, Gala and assorted seasonal varieties

Glasbern Country Inn
Glasbern Chicken Liver Pate on House-Made Brioche
 with Grain mustard & Pickled Torpedo Onion
 chicken livers, onions – Glasbern Country Inn (Fogelsville)

Black Pig Polpette with Spaghetti Squash Ragu and Herb Butter
 pork – Breakaway Farm
spaghetti squash, herbs – Teprovich Family Farm (Germansville)

Pearly Baker’s Alehouse
LBLT: House-cured Confit Lamb Belly
with Organic Field Lettuce and Tomatoes 
on Artisan Bread
lamb belly – Hillside Lamb Farms (Lancaster)
tomatoes, lettuce – Trauger’s Farm Market (Kintnersville)

Citrus Corn Israeli Couscous with House-Smoked Duck Breast and Hydro Arugula
Wild Mushroom Quiche & Goat Cheese Quiche with a Microgreen Garnish 
duck – Pekin Paradise (Hamburg)
corn – Suyundalla Farms (Coplay)
eggs – Verba Farm @ Williams Point (Easton)
goat cheese – Amazing Acres Goat Dairy
microgreens – Oh Produce! (Kempton)

Savory Grill
Braised Heritage “Cobb-Cobb” Chicken with Blue Hubbard Squash Gnocchi, Oyster Mushrooms, Sauce Milanese, and grated Lida Gold (Montasio)
vegetables – Dragonfly Knoll (Macungie)
mushrooms – Oley Valley Mushroom (Oley Valley)
cheese – Calkins Creamery (Wayne County)
chicken – Scattered Acres Farms (Lancaster)
meet Farmer Frank Hayden (Dragonfly Knoll)

Sette Luna
 Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho
 tomatoes, peppers – Meadowview Farm (Kutztown)

Subarashii Kudamono
Hurricane Nashi: A whipped blend of Cheeses 
and Nuts atop a Caramelized, Wine-Infused, 
Asian Pear Chutney in Phyllo Cups
Asian pears, Asian pear wine – Subarashii Kudamono (Coopersburg)
cheeses – Klein Farms (Easton)

Subarashii Kudamono (VIP Hour Only)
 Subarashii Kudamono Asian Pear Eau de Vie 

Braised Carolina Pork on a Brioche Roll with Spicy Slaw
pork butt – Rainbow Farm (New Tripoli)
cabbage – Geiger Family Farm (Schnecksville)

Vynecrest Vineyards & Winery
Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, and First Blush 

Weyerbacher Brewing Company
Imperial Pumpkin Ale
 Merry Monks’ Belgian style Abby Tripel

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Krissy P September 22, 2011 - 11:34 pm

I think the Mint’s website looks great! Whats sucks about it?

The El Vee September 23, 2011 - 12:21 pm

1. PDF Menus
2. All in flash
3. Music playing
4. Unviewable on a mobile device
5. Hours are in a PDF instead of just listed
6. They tout their huge beer selection and then don’t list what they have
7. They have something called listed there but don’t explain what the hell that means. Also, go to and you’ll just get a coming soon page.
8. Youtube link doesn’t work or take you anywhere related to the restaurant
9. It’s a template. See for a different restaurant with the exact same design

KJ September 24, 2011 - 9:39 pm

Agree..never ate there, but website is hard to navigate.


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