Pickering Creek Audubon Center cordially invites you to...
TOUR, TOAST &  TASTE
June 10, 2017, 5:30 PM

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      2016 Dinners & Events
2017 Listing coming soon....

1. Boating Picnic
Bring your family or friends for an evening on the Tred Avon River with Coard Benson aboard ‘Drifter’, a Custom Bay-built 46’ Markley finished as a Yacht Cruiser. All the amenities of home are onboard to entertain your family and friends. You can cruise up the river or step out to the bay, your cruise and your party. Picnic fare and libations of your choice. Party for 10 departing Bachelor Point at 4pm for a 4 hour tour
Saturday, July 30, 2016, 4 PM
10 seats available
$75 per person
Hosted by Coard Benson and Benson & Mangold Real Estate

2. Lunch and Tomato Tasting at Cottingham Farm
Enjoy a Lunch featuring Cottingham Farm's selection of organic heirloom tomatoes and other certified organic produce and pastured animals. You already know the difference heirloom tomatoes make...now taste that difference in many other vegetables as well. Before lunch, enjoy music and refreshing beverages on the Point and a sampling of distinct heirloom tomatoes - smoky Black Seaman, Cherokee Green, Gold Dust, Grandfather Ashlock and many more. After lunch, those who are interested can take a tour of all or some of the tomato high tunnels, production fields, Pig Heaven nestled in the meadow and woods beyond the pond, and the environmental conservation measures implemented on the farm - a shallow emergent wetland with observation blind, riparian tree and shrub buffers, and warm season grass buffers and filter strips surrounding all food production. 
Sunday, July 31, 2016, 1:00 PM
16 spaces available
$100 per person
Hosted by Allie Tyler and Cleo Braver of Cottingham Farm

3. Wyecliff on the Wye
In a word magnificent! Wyecliff, aptly named, sits proudly on a high point of land at the mouth of Pickering Creek, offering endless breathtaking views of the Wye River. Enjoy a mouthwatering gourmet dinner with fine wines at the home of Richard and Annie Graham.
Friday August 5, 2016, 7PM
10 seats available
$150 per person
Hosted by Annie & Richard Graham

4. Beer, Toast & Taste
Toast the coming of autumn with a special tasting of fine local microbrew beers from the RAR brewery in Cambridge. Tasty appetizers will inspire a strong thirst. Tour the property of Ryan and Vanessa Goold on the Wye East River and engage in outdoor leisure activities such as badminton, kayaking, or reclining in a hammock.
Saturday, August 20, 2016, 4PM-7PM
8 seats available
$35 per person
Hosted by Ryan & Vanessa Goold

5. Classic Crab Feast on Hope Creek
Grab your wooden mallet and enjoy the best of the Bay! Rick Scobey and Bruce Ragsdale are laying on a traditional crab feast with all the fixings -- crabs straight from the steamer, corn and tomatoes from a nearby farm, coleslaw, potato salad, chips, and lots of beer. Wear your jeans, catch up with friends, and enjoy the views of Hope Creek, as you crack open some jimmies. And for those who lose stamina --there will also be hot dogs and hamburgers to tide them over!
Saturday, August 27, 2016, 5:30 PM
20 seats available
$100 per person
Hosted by Rick Scobey and Bruce Ragsdale

6. Kayak and Appetizers
Eight eager kayakers will enjoy a serene kayak adventure on the Tred Avon River. Starting at historic Old Bloomfield, built in 1692, we will venture up the river and explore the scenic shoreline with talented guide and outdoorsman Dirck Bartlett. Beverages and appetizers will be provided as will kayaks, lifejackets and other gear.
Friday, September 10, 2016, 3:30 PM
8 seats available
$50 per person
Hosted by Dirck and Christy Bartlett with Mike and Christine DuFour

7. Cibo e Vino a Forrest Landing
With a generous amount of olive oil and fresh ingedients, you will undoubtedly enjoy this 5-course home-cooked meal prepared by Cynthia , paired perfectly with Italian wines from the cellar. Enjoy a pleasurable evening with hosts Cynthia and Joel at Forrest Landing, their beautiful historic home on the shores of Pickering Creek, past location for two Tour, Toast & Taste events.
Friday, September 10, 2016
10 seats available
$150 per person
Hosted by Cynthia Rickman and Joel Texter

8. September Soiree
A late summer evening of cocktails, French Country Cuisine and wines with fine desserts and Champagne. Soft music, soft breezes and light conversation around the fire will round out the evening.
Saturday September 17, 2016, 6:00 PM
12 seats available
$150 per person
Hosted by Bill & Mary Griffin

9. Trio Bouillabaisse with Chef Rick Wagenblatt
Come join Debra and Bob Rich in their Easton home for an afternoon with friends for a traditional dinner made with fresh herbs and spices prepared by local Chef Rick Wagenblatt. 
Chef Rick will prepare and serve a trio of bouillabaisse paired with wines and a seasonal dessert for guests to enjoy. 
Sunday, September 25, 2016 3:00 -6:00 pm
8 seats available
$100 per person
Hosted by Deb & Bob Rich

10. Swirl and Sip: Alexander Valley Vineyards Wine Tasting
Join the Bodorffs and Alexander Valley Vineyards from Sonoma for a taste through the history and tradition of AVV’s top wines, paired with special appetizers prepared by chef Laurie Dennis from Peachblossom. AVV is a family-owned and operated winery located in the heart of Sonoma's Alexander Valley, on the historic site originally settled in the 1840’s by valley namesake, Cyrus Alexander. With vineyards that stretch from the banks of the Russian River to the Mayacamas hillsides, the Wetzel Family continues a hundred seventy five year tradition of family farming on the property. Their wines reflect the unique character of the region and they are known for elegant Cabernet Sauvignon, a trio of iconic Zinfandels, luscious Chardonnay, rich Merlot, and their flagship, CYRUS – the first growth of Sonoma. Enjoy an evening of fine wine and good food, with new friends.
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 6:00 pm
15 seats available
$100 per person
Hosted by Ellen and Dick Bodorff

11. Friends at our Table
Enjoy home cooked dinner of local seasonal bounty in the home of Richard Marks and Amy Haines, owner of Easton's Out of the Fire Restaurant.
Sunday, October 2, 2016
8 seats available
$150 per person
Hosted by Richard Marks & Amy Haines

12. Dinner and Wine Tasting with an Expert
A fun & informative wine tasting and dinner in the home of Steven and Joyce Doehler with wine by Philip Bernot, Wine Director of Wishing Well Liquors. You are sure to learn many things you didn’t know about wine, and perhaps find out what you thought you know about wine are wrong, all while enjoying a delightful seasonal meal.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
10 seats available
$100 per person
Donated by Steven and Joyce Doehler with Philip Bernot

13. Historic Estates of the Miles River
Enjoy a stunning gourmet dinner provided by Wayne and Jody at Holly Gate overlooking the Miles, while hearing from local historian, Pete Lesher, about the grand estates along the Miles River. Pete serves as chief curator of CBMM, and serves as chairman of the St. Michaels Historic District Commission. In his spare time he takes particular pleasure in his role as jib tender on one of the Chesapeake Bay sailing log canoes, the 1882-built Island Bird.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
10 seats available
$100 per person
Hosted by Wayne and Jody Shaner with Pete Lesher

14. Woodstock on the Miles
Peace, love and rock & roll! Please join us for a nostalgic bell-bottom buffet. Hark back to the ‘sixties for cocktails and dinner (brownies for dessert!) with the Beatles, Grateful Dead, etc. as background music. For those who want to continue to get their groove on, we will be showing highlights of Woodstock after dinner. Bring stories of what you were doing in the ‘sixties (if you can remember) and dress accordingly. Everyone will go home with a tie-dyed T-shirt made by my flower children Emma and Fiona. Please include shirt size when signing up. Your host will be in tie-dye.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
15 seats available
$125 per person
Hosted by Colin Walsh & Carolyn Williams

15. Rio de Rapaces Brunch Overlooking the Wye
Enjoy a delicious brunch at the home of Phillip Walker and Cheryl Tritt on the Wye River followed by an engaging presentation on the “River of Raptors”, a spot in the Siearra Madre mountain range where nearly all of the migrating raptors from North America funnel through, creating the largest concentration of migrating birds in the world. Richly illustrated with photographs of the birds, butterflies and scenery of Mexico, Hugh Simmons, photographer and birder from Phoenix, Maryland takes you along on this bucket-list trip. 
Saturday, April 15, 2017
10 spaces available
$75 per person
Hosted by Cheryl Tritt and Phillip Walker with Hugh Simmons

16. Sunday Supper and Wine at Pickering Creek
On the banks of Pickering Creek at the Main House of Pickering Creek Audubon Center, you will be treated to a 5 course brunch designed to enhance your enjoyment of exceptional wines currently available and wines from the collectors’ cellar that are no longer available to the public.
Sunday, May 7, 2017, 3PM
10 seats available
$125 per person
Hosted by Brooke & Mike Mesko

 

     

Dinner Purchases begin at 6:15 and go until 8 pm

The event is outside and will be held rain or shine.

There is ample parking on site; golf carts will be provided for those who may need assistance

Questions? Please call
410-822-4903