was happy to participate in the Taste of Western Lancaster County...
and we proudly won 1st Place in the Best Appetizer category!!!
Congrats to all of the winners...
2012 Taste Of Western Lancaster County results:
Best Beverage 1st The Gathering Place 2nd Roy-Pitz 3rd Nissley Vineyards
Best Appetizer 1st Commonwealth Caterers 2nd tie McClearys and The Gathering Place
Best Entree 1st Lucky Ducks 2nd Harvey's Barbeque 3rd The Gathering Place
Best Dessert 1st The Gathering Place 2nd Loxley's 3rd Spence Candies
Best of Show 1st The Gathering Place 2nd Black Gryphon 3rd Harvey's Barbeque
From Elizabethtown Rotary President Dan Brill...
"Another successful Taste of Western Lancaster County!!
I hope everyone had a good time last night.
I know everyone I talked to was enjoying the wonderful food, beverage, entertainment and fellowship. A big thank you has to go out to Bart Ziegler and his committee for all the hard work and planning to keep this the Elizabethtown social event of the year. Another thank you to Joe Rebman for the vision in getting this event started four years ago. And a final thank you to our major fundraiser, John Martin!!
Make sure when you see a sponsor or participating vendor, you thank them and let them now how important there involvement is to our community and the success of this event.
Thanks to all who helped make it a great night.
Looking forward to Friday Feb. 1, 2013!!!"
Event is sponsored by Rotary Club of Elizabethtown for more info go to:
With two locations in New York City and two in Japan (one in Yokohama and one in Tokyo), the Bubby's restaurants are famous for their hearty brunches, where you can nosh on their famous pancakes, salmon Benedict, housemade veggie burgers, and—of course—a slice of their legendary pies. As Silver says, "Brunch is a relaxed meal not only because you can show up very casually but because it offers such a wide range of flavors, textures, and tastes. You can have caviar, steak, and lobster as well as pancakes, muffins, and scones." With Silver's guidance, we've devised a delicious menu that spans the spectrum of everything that makes homemade brunch so great: sweet to savory, light to filling, easy to elegant. And of course, don't forget the flowers; Bubby's doesn't!
Can't find fresh rhubarb this early? Look for frozen rhubarb (sold pre-cut) at health food stores. Silver recommends baking this cake the morning of—just think of the aroma wafting from the oven—but if you need to make it ahead of time, Mom, of all people, will understand the importance of advance planning.
Whether you like your asparagus thick or thin, select spears with a uniform diameter so that they cook evenly. You can make this frittata a day ahead and store it in the refrigerator. Silver says the frittata can be served at room temperature, but if you want to warm it up, 15 minutes at 325°F will do the trick.
Singularly fluffy and moist, these pancakes get their airy volume from the whipped egg whites that act as a leavener. Because making the batter doesn't take that long, Silver recommends preparing the pancakes from scratch the morning of. That way, they can float from the griddle straight onto Mom's plate.
This sandwich has it all: savory chicken, salty cheese, crunchy nuts, and even a touch of sweetness thanks to the raisin-pumpernickel bread. According to Silver, you can marinate the chicken overnight, but a store-bought rotisserie chicken works just fine in a pinch.
Play up granola's status as a healthy indulgence by placing a big bowl of it alongside some low-fat Greek yogurt. This recipe is forgiving and flexible, so use whatever nuts, seeds, and dried fruits Mom likes best. It doesn't hurt to add some good-quality chocolate, either.
Mimosas and Bloody Marys are perennially popular brunch cocktails, but a delicious seasonal choice would be a spring brunch cocktail like a Rhubarb Collins. If your brunch guests include drinkers, teetotalers, and the underage set alike, plan to serve drinks that can be enjoyed on their own or mixed with alcohol. Silver offers up some quick ideas: "Orange juice can be made into a mimosa. Peach punch can be a Bellini. Lemonade can be spiked. Hot chocolate makes a great rum drink." For more nonalcoholic drink options, check out recipes for spritzers, ades, and punches.
The Ironstone Ranch provides a unique picturesque setting to hold your wedding, corporate event or special occasion. Our originally restored 18th century barn can provide an old country but elegant backdrop for your wedding. Our over 200 acres of pasture land, orchards and secluded woods can provide options for both indoor and outdoor events.
Ironstone Ranch also provides many different equestrian activities and options including Instructional trail rides with our gently trained horses, carriage rides for the special couple and hitch wagon rides for the fun family get-togethers.
Whether it’s a wedding ceremony, reception, corporate event, reunion, graduation parties, birthday parties, anniversary get-togethers or any other special occasions, Ironstone Ranch is perfect venue for your special event. Full Liquor License including cash bars available.