Join us for Dinner in the Orchard on September 3

August 20, 2015

Charlie Smith and Dave MarvelThe quiet, secluded, pastoral setting of an old-fashioned orchard sets the stage for Dinner in the Orchard, a benefit for the Food Bank of Delaware.

The event, open to the public, is planned from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3 at T.S. Smith & Sons in Bridgeville.

Ticket holders will enjoy farm-fresh foods from Sussex County farms prepared by students from The Culinary School at the Food Bank’s Milford Branch, craft beer from Mispillion River Brewing Company, fine wines, live entertainment007 from the Swing Noteables and carriage rides through the farm courtesy of Circle C Outfit.

The evening opens with appetizers, including gazpacho topped with Old Bay shrimp, fried eggplant with honey, prosciutto pinwheels and more. The entrees include fried chicken, grilled steak, poached salmon with watercress and peaches and black bean tacos with guacamole. There will be an abundance of side dishes, such as potato and zucchini hash, bourbon bacon slaw, corn and tomato salad, and fusilli with broccoli, red beans and roasted tomatoes.

068No dining experience is complete without dessert, and the Food Bank’s Executive Chef Instructor Tim Hunter and the students will prepare blackberry cantaloupe salad and watermelon salad.

Tickets are just $30 per person. For more information, call 302-444-8074 or visit

Thank you, sponsors:

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
Circle C Outfit
Insight Homes
T.S. Smith & Sons

Tri Gas & Oil Co., Inc.

Del-One Federal Credit Union
Sussex County Association of Realtors
Trinity Foundation
Zitvogel Farms

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