Tavern Nights & Dinners 2017
Tavern Night: A Taste of Ireland
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Friday, March 17, 6 & 8 p.m.
Sláinte! The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society will offer its annual St. Patrick’s Day Tavern Night on the evening of Friday, March 18, 2016. A Taste of Ireland includes a traditional dinner, drinks, and live entertainment. Sittings will be offered at 6 and 8 p.m.
Guests will enjoy a delicious meal including homemade Guinness™ Steak Pie, green beans, pickled beets, Irish soda bread, and apple pandowdy for dessert. New this year, the Coogan School of Irish Dance of West Hartford, CT will demonstrate some traditional Irish step dancing for the crowd. After dinner, singer Tom Hooker Hanford will regale the audience with “A Rovin’”eighteenth-century tavern songs and Irish selections. Musician, artist, storyteller, and performer extraordinaire, Hanford not only has a beautiful voice, but also plays violin and guitar. At the end of the evening, guests will be invited to play historic tavern games such as Skittles, Captain’s Mistress, and Shove Ha’penny in the lantern-lit circa 1748 birthplace of Noah Webster.
Tickets are $35 per person for the general public and $30 for museum members. The price includes dinner, one complimentary drink (beer or wine), live entertainment, and tavern games. Additional beer and wine will be available for purchase.
A Taste of Culture with Hello! West Hartford
Saturday, April 9, 6 p.m.
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Did you know that there are more than 80 languages spoken in West Hartford? The non-profit organization Hello! West Hartford builds bridges between community members through events and videos that promote the many cultures and languages spoken in town. The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is the local repository for the town’s diverse history and heritage. Together, the two organizations will host their second annual collaborative cultural dinner, Taste of Culture, on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 6 p.m.
This year’s multi-sensory exploration of West Hartford culture includes cuisine, dance, and music from Peru, India, and Nepal.
The first course will feature appetizers by Cora Cora. The restaurant serves Peruvian favorites and introduces the American palette to unique and delicious flavor combinations. During this course, the Kuskalla Peru Dancers will entertain diners.
Course two will feature Indian cuisine from East West Restaurant on Park Road in West Hartford, as well as traditional Indian music and dancing.
Bombay Olive, known for its Nepalese and Persian delicacies, will present the final course, dessert, accompanied by traditional Nepalese dancing.
Tickets are $50 for the general public and $45 for museum / Hello! West Hartford members. The price includes a three-course meal, two complimentary drinks, and live entertainment. Additional beverages will be available for purchase. A valid ID is required for alcoholic drinks. Reservations are required.