Talbot County Announces 7th Annual Restaurant Week, April 3-9

Screen Shot 2016-03-02 at 12.28.17 AMIts lucky number 7 for Talbot Restaurant Week.

The annual event, sponsored by the Talbot County Office of Tourism and the Talbot County Tourism Board, will be held April 3-9, 2016. Participating restaurants offer prix fix lunches and dinners, many with special menus designed to showcase their finest dishes.

“During Restaurant Week, we shine the spotlight on our many talented chefs and restaurateurs,” says Tourism Director Cassandra Vanhooser. “We’re blessed to have many of the region’s finest dining establishments located right here in Talbot County, and we think that’s something to celebrate.”

Talbot Restaurant Week begins with a fabulous launch party on April 3, this year at the Historic Tidewater Inn’s elegant Gold Ballroom in Easton. Local restaurants and food businesses offer generous tastings of their finest dishes, and guests also get two drink tickets they can use for the beverage of their choice. The price is $45 per person, with advance ticket purchase recommended.

Participating restaurants also feature special prices and menus throughout the week. Two-course lunches will be available for $20.16, while three-course dinners are priced at $35.16. Prices do not include tax, tip, or beverages.

“Restaurant Week is a wonderful opportunity for diners to try new restaurants or revisit favorites,” Vanhooser says. “We encourage people to make their reservations now and join us in supporting our local restaurants and food businesses.”

For more information about Restaurant Week, contact the Talbot County Tourism Office at 410-770-8000 or visit www.talbotrestaurantweek.com.

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Talbot County to Celebrate Restaurant Week March 30-April 5

talbot restaurant week Talbot County’s chefs and restaurateurs again invite residents and visitors on a culinary journey of discovery as they showcase their finest dishes and most creative cooking during Restaurant Week 2014.

Now in its fifth year, this week-long event runs March 30 through April 5 and is sponsored by the Talbot County Office of Tourism and Talbot County Tourism Board. Restaurant Week spotlights many of the local eating establishments that grace the treasured towns and communities of Talbot County and offers food lovers the opportunity to try new restaurants or revisit favorites.

Restaurant Week begins with a fabulous launch party on March 30, when The Oaks Waterfront Inn in Royal Oak opens its doors for Celebrate Talbot! Sample, Sip and Savor from 2-4 p.m. Chefs from local restaurants and food businesses offer generous tastings of their finest dishes. The price is $40 per person, with advance ticket purchases recommended.

Throughout the week, participating restaurants will treat lucky guests to special prices and menus. Two-course lunches will be available for $20.14, while three-course dinners are priced at $35.14. Prices do not include tax, tip, or beverages.

The list of participating restaurants and food businesses is long and prestigious. Participants include 208 Talbot Restaurant, Ava’s Pizzeria & Wine Bar, Bartlett Pear Inn, Bistro St. Michaels, Blackthorn Irish Pub, Brasserie Brightwell, Chapel’s Country Creamery, Doc’s Downtown Grille, Gluten Free Bakery Girl, Harbourside Tavern, Harrison’s Chesapeake House, Hunter’s Tavern, Latitude 38 Bistro & Spirits, Marcoritaville Tiki Bar & American Grille, Mason’s Gourmet Restaurant, Mitchum’s Steak House, Out of the Fire, Peacock Restaurant & Lounge, Pecan Yummies, Pope’s Tavern at the Oxford Inn, Portofino Ristorante, Scossa Restaurant & Lounge, Sherwood’s Landing, St. Michaels Crab & Steak House, The Crab Claw, The Greens at Easton Club, The Masthead at Pier Street Marina, The Robert Morris Inn, Theo’s Steaks, Sides & Spirits, Two If By Sea Café.

For more information about Restaurant Week, contact the Talbot County Tourism Office at (410) 770-8000 or visit www.diningtalbot.com.

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Save the Date: House and Garden Tour Features Historic Waterfront Estates

“Doorways into Talbot County History” is the theme for the Talbot House and Garden Tour, scheduled for Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The tour features six historic waterfront properties with glorious present-day gardens in what was known as the Miles River Parish.

Wye HeightsDescendents of the Lloyds of Wye House owned three of the featured estates: Wye Heights Plantation, Knightly, and Presqu’ile, where Francis Scott Key once lived. Wheatlands was built by General Perry Benson who helped repel the British attack on St. Michaels in 1813. Lombardy is an early 20th century home attached to its historic 18th century wing, while River Bank is a horticulturist’s dream. Tour participants are sure to be enchanted with the beauty of these homes and their lovely gardens.

“We are delighted to share some of the wonderful historical homes in the Miles River Neck region of Talbot County where we grew up and live today,” says Caroline Benson, who co-chairs the event with her sister Nancy Thompson. “These 
magnificent houses have not only survived, but flourish today under the stewardship of the present owners who are so gracious to open their homes 
and gardens for this very special tour.”

KnightlySponsored by the Talbot County Garden Club, the tour is part of the annual Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage. A Maryland tradition for 77 years, the Pilgrimage offers the opportunity to explore some of Maryland’s most fascinating and noteworthy properties across five areas in Maryland. In addition to Talbot County, homes and garden in Prince George’s County, Baltimore County/Parkton, Calvert County, and Kent County will also be open for tours.

Advance tickets may be purchased for $30 online at www.mhgp.org, or in person at the stores Bountiful and Garden Treasures. On the day of the tour, tickets will be available for purchase at all tour sites for $35. Credit card purchases can be made online only.

Box lunches are available for $15 by advance purchase and can be picked up between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. the day of the tour at historic All Faith Chapel at 26281 Tunis Mills Road, Easton.  Lunches can be purchased by May 2 at Bountiful and Garden Treasures or by check payable to the Talbot County Garden Club, P.O. Box 1524, Easton, MD 21601.  Checks must be received by May 2.

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