National Road Heritage Corridor’s 11th Annual Frontier Dinner It’s all about buying local!

Wednesday, 17 August, 2016 Uniontown, PA – The National Road Heritage Corridor (NRHC) announces plans for its 11th Annual Frontier Dinner, to be held on Friday, September 9th at the Christian Klay Winery, just off the Historic National Road in Chalk Hill, PA.

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“We moved the dinner into September this year and are hoping for a beautiful, early Fall evening that will, of course include, a delectable menu of locally sourced food prepared by Chef Joe Carei, guaranteed to delight every foodie from vegetarians to those who enjoy a taste of the wild!” said Sandy Mansmann, the NRHC Board Chair. “A 5 course gourmet meal, the Christian Klay Winery’s historic barn, free flowing wine and beer, a nice cigar (if you care to indulge), great acoustic music
by Shelly McCombie, historic whiskey tasting with the 1st Virginia Regiment at their Bloody Dirk 18th Century Tavern and a bonfire – all in a setting that will leave you speechless. It can’t get much better than that!”

Donna Holdorf, the executive director of the NRHC explained, “The Frontier Dinner is the National Road Heritage Corridor’s signature event and its only major, annual fund raiser. As a non-profit engaged in education and community development, every dollar we raise is important to help us fulfill that mission. It’s an enjoyable night and a great way to support the NRHC’s work. We have many “Friends of the Road” that come out every year.” Holdorf stated that the NRHC is pleased this year to have several sponsors supporting the event including: First Niagara Bank, and Somerset Trust. “We are gathering quite an eclectic selection of auction items – something for everyone for sure including an amazing sword honed by board member Clay Kilgore who is a third
generation blacksmith!”

“The NRHC’s Frontier Dinner continues to be one of my favorite events”, commented Chef Joe. “The NRHC is committed to a focus on ‘farm to table’ resources from the region, as am I – a celebration of the economic backbone of Pennsylvania – agriculture. From the fruit and vegetables, to the cheese and breads, entrees to dessert, everything served that evening will be PA grown or raised.” Guests can also indulge in a tasting of the Ridge Runner Distilleries selection of spirits and a fine cigar from Leaning House Cigars if they so desire. NRHC board member and owner of the Christian Klay Winery, Sharon Klay commented, “We have several events at the winery throughout the year, but we really enjoy this one because of its focus on the Historic National Road. At the winery, we’ve made an effort to acknowledge the important history of this area by choosing names for our wines that reflect historic events such as Fort Necessity, Jumonville Glen Red, Summit Mist, Stone House Red, Chestnut Ridge Sunset and Washington Tavern Red.” The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with the starters and dinner begins at 6:45 p.m. and, of course, includes wine & beer. All tickets must be purchased in advance and this year there will be reserved seating.

“The Frontier Dinner is an annual event which raises funds that are reinvested in the region as the NRHC works to accomplish its mission,” commented NRHC past board chair Ben Moyer. “Our guests always have a great time, from the food and the wine, to the bidding wars over much sought after Silent and Chinese Auction items, to sitting around the bonfire and devouring a gooey s’more! It’s truly a great way to celebrate the end of summer.”

Advanced ticket purchase is required

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