The Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival runs January 21 – 25 at venues on both sides of the Delaware, and like any respectable local celebration it features a variety of events intended to show off the skills of local chefs. They include:
- A Twin Town Tasting on Thursday, Jan. 22, where you can sample food, beer and wine from a variety of area establishments, including Unionville Vineyards, Triumph and Riverhorse breweries, Lambertville Station, Hamilton’s Grill Room, and Marsha Brown. Held at Lambertville Station from 7 – 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $40 ($30 without alcohol) .
- A “Beef ‘n Brew” on Saturday, Jan. 24, serving hot roast beef sandwiches and Triumph beer, along with music from Class Act. It’s held at Triumph from 2 – 4 p.m., and tickets are $40 ($30 without alcohol).
- A Chili Cookoff at Occasions in New Hope, Sunday, Jan. 25, from 1 – 4 p.m. Chili, with River Horse beer at the ready in case it gets too hot, made by Jamie Hollander, Havana, Baker’s Treat, the Stockton Inn, to name just some. Tickets are $45, $35 for those under 21 or not drinking beer.
There’s also a pancake breakfast at New Hope-Solebury High School on the 25th, from 8:30 – 11 a.m. All you can eat for $6.50, less for children. (Personally, I think pancake breakfasts are worth braving winter mornings for. And did I say it was all you can eat?)