Join chef Ari Miller (Food Underground) and cheesemonger Dana Pellicore (Fork, Laurel, DiBruno Bros.) for an intimate seven-course dinner and complementary pairing of seven intricate heritage ciders from Eden Specialty Ciders of Newport, Vermont. Each course will be preceded by a small, carefully selected cheese pairing, giving the guests a chance to acquaint themselves with that cider's nuances.
Eleanor Leger is the influential founder of Eden, and we are honored to welcome her to Philadelphia for this event!
Ticketing info available below.
An aperitif welcome cocktail will be served featuring ORLEANS HERBAL BITTER
1st Cider/Course: BRUT NATURE ~
traditional gougères | Schnebelhorn Appenzeller fondue &
elderberry-glazed carrot | Surryano Ham
2nd Cider: CELLAR SERIES #8 - EZEKIEL paired w/Terschelling Gouda
warm rutabaga & chicories | black walnut granola | caraway pickled apples
3rd Cider: SIREN SONG paired w/ @birchrunhills Red Cat
burgundy truffle & polenta | crispy celeriac | mushrooms & herbs
4th Cider: CINDERELLA SLIPPER 2016 paired w/ Ovelha Amanteigado
confit sardines | charred leek | seckel pears & lemon chips
5th Cider: GUINEVERE'S PEARLS 2016 paired w/ Gruyere Alpage
lamb: loin & terrine | buttery quince | sunchokes, onions
6th Cider: EXTRA-SEC METHOD CHAMPENOISE paired w/ @jasperhillfarm Bayley Hazen
smoked pumpkin | blistered grapes | green bouquets
7th Cider: FALSTAFF '08: 7-YEAR BARREL AGED ICE CIDER paired w/ @capriolegoatcheese Sofia
cinnamon & honey pot de creme | apple | bitter chocolate
Eden Specialty Ciders is headquartered in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, a region known for its agricultural and artisan production. The Leger family started making cider in the basement of our farmhouse at our West Charleston orchard and later expanded production in our cider making facility in a historic industrial building in Newport's Main Street. At our Boutique Taproom & Cheese Bar in Downtown Winooski, we offer a retail and tasting experience with artisan cheese, charcuterie, and accoutrements. Our award-winning heritage ciders feature tannic and heirloom apple varieties in a range of styles including sparking, still, dry, and semi-dry. In addition to heritage cider, Eden has a line of ice ciders with heirloom dessert varieties, as well as our Orleans cider aperitifs collaboration with Deirdre Heekin of La Garagista winery in Vermont.
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