LEWISBURG, (Pa.) – Preparations for Packwood House Museum’s Annual Fundraising Dinner are underway. This year’s dinner, held on April 6th at 7 p.m., will feature regional cuisine from around the United States. Created and served by the students of The School of Business and Hospitality at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, the evening will start in the Reception Room with drinks and hors-d’oeuvres from the Pacific Northwest, including smoked salmon, Asian-influenced beef, and tofu. After moving to the Dining Room, a New Orleans appetizer of smoked duck ham with pears and onions will begin the meal, followed by New England clam chowder for the soup course. Next, from Wisconsin, a pear salad with blue cheese and shallot vinaigrette will be served. After an intermezzo of tropical citrus sorbet, a South West seafood course of chipotlé-seared scallop with pear and sundried tomato polenta will be served, followed by a Heartland-style entrée of carved herb-and-garlic-crusted loin of beef with classic au jus lie and potato cake. While a dessert of Florida key lime pie and coconut panna cotta is being prepared, guests will be treated to a tour of the first floor of the museum by Jennifer Snyder, administrator of Packwood House Museum. The memorable evening will conclude as the diners retire to the Reception Room to enjoy an aperitif and reminisce about this unforgettable evening.
Raffle tickets for the fundraiser are on sale in the Museum’s Tour Center at 15 North Water Street, Lewisburg, or from any Museum Member, and cost $5.00 each or six for $25.00. The winning ticket holder, drawn at 3 p.m. on March 16, 2019, in the Tour Center, will share the gourmet meal with seven guests in the Museum’s Dining Room April 6th.
All proceeds from the ticket sales benefit Packwood House Museum. Supporting this annual fundraising event offers the winner an opportunity to entertain family and friends in a unique setting at a surprisingly low cost and to sustain Packwood House Museum and its positive contribution to life in the Susquehanna Valley.
For more information on the event, please contact Packwood House Museum at (570) 524-0323 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.