Spring Food & Wine Tasting to benefit Back Mountain Memorial Library slated for April 24

By Eileen Godin - egodin@timesleader.com | April 5th, 2016 1:05 pm

Wine and food fundraiser to be held April 24 in Shavertown

By Eileen Godin

egodin@timesleader.com

DALLAS — The Back Mountain Memorial Library will give the public reason to raise their wine glasses during a Spring Food & Wine Tasting event April 24.

The fundraiser will provide wine selections from Nimble Hill Vineyard and Winery in Tunkhannock, a menu by Wild Orchid Catering in Dallas and a Wine Pull that will guarantee everyone will be a winner, said Rachel Wiernusz, a volunteer with the library in Dallas.

The Spring Food & Wine Tasting will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 24 at Top Value Kitchens at 17 E. Center St., Shavertown. Limited tickets are $35 and a sold at the Back Mountain Memorial Library, located at 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas, or by calling 570-675-1182. No tickets will be sold at the door the day of the event, Wiernusz said.

“We only have 75 tickets to sell,” she said. “They are selling quickly.”

The menu will include:

• Asian salad with cranberries, almonds, crispy rice noodles and onion with a Pan Asian dressing;

• Gemelli Carbonara;

• grilled Sambal Chicken skewer served over Rice Verde;

• crab cakes with lemon sauce drizzle and micro greens;

• lobster bisque served with hearth baked bread from Amberdonia Bakery in Dickson City; and

• cheese and fruit trays.

Dessert will feature, a choice of lemon lush mini trifle or chocolate peanut butter mini trifle from Amberdonia Bakery; organic dark chocolate from Fuller’s Candies in Wilkes-Barre.

Non-alcoholic beverages of cranberry lime iced tea and citrus-infused water will also be offered.

The event will consist of six “tasting stations” spread out through Top Value Kitchens’ showroom.

A sommelier from Nimble Hill Vineyard and Winery will pair the wines with the food offerings at each station, Wiernusz said.

The Wine Pull will consist of a random selection of about 40 bottles of wine. The bottles are bagged so the type of wine is concealed.

“Several wines will have a donated gift card attached, but hidden in the bag,” Wiernusz said in an email.

For a $20 donation, guests can pick a bagged bottle to take home with them.

“Everyone is a winner,” she said.

All proceeds will benefit the Back Mountain Memorial Library, said Martha Butler, director of the Back Mountain Memorial Library.

“State and local funding for the library do not cover our operating costs,” Butler said. “So fundraising is important. There is no slowdown in the usage of the library.”

The Back Mountain Memorial Library could not continue to meet the community’s needs without a supportive and active board of directors and the community’s support, Butler said.

“We are so grateful for all the support from the local businesses and community,” Butler said.

IF YOU GO

What: Spring Food & Wine Tasting

When: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 24

Where: Top Value Kitchens, 17 E. Center St., Shavertown

Cost: $35 in advance

More info: Call the Back Mountain Memorial Library at 570-675-1182.

Reach Eileen Godin at 570-991-6387 or on Twitter @TLNews

IF YOU GO

What: Spring Food & Wine Tasting

When: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 24

Where: Top Value Kitchens, 17 E. Center St., Shavertown

Cost: $35 in advance

More info: Call the Back Mountain Memorial Library at 570-675-1182.


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