Hetfield House to host Colonial Dinner, Feb. 26

A Colonial cooking demonstration will take place inside the circa 1760 original kitchen in Mountainside’s Deacon Andrew Hetfield House on Feb. 26, when the Hetfield House will host a Colonial dinner featuring an authentic 18th-century five-course meal served by costumed volunteers.
A Colonial cooking demonstration will take place inside the circa 1760 original kitchen in Mountainside’s Deacon Andrew Hetfield House on Feb. 26, when the Hetfield House will host a Colonial dinner featuring an authentic 18th-century five-course meal served by costumed volunteers.

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — An authentic 18th-century five-course Colonial dinner will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, at Mountainside’s historic Deacon Andrew Hetfield House. This is a fundraiser for the Mountainside Restoration Committee, with a portion of the proceeds going to the restoration and maintenance of the historic Hetfield and Levi Cory houses.

The evening will begin with a reception inside the Hetfield House’s 1760 Colonial kitchen while costumed cooks will demonstrate some cooking in the hearth. Colonial hors d’oeuvres will be served along with punch. After the reception, diners will proceed to the center rooms for a sit-down dinner featuring soup, salad, vegetables and choice of beef or chicken entree.

Cider, ale and wine will be served with dinner. After dinner, diners will proceed to another room to enjoy typical 18th-century desserts along with a mead tasting. Throughout the meal, costumed servers will assist guests and tables will be set to represent an 18th-century banquet, complete with period music.

Presented by the volunteers of the Mountainside Historic Committee, seating for this Colonial dinner is extremely limited and any interested adults should call for reservations immediately. The cost is $60 per person. Full payments are due within one week of reservation. Reservation forms can be found at the Mountainside Library, Borough Hall, at  www.mountainsidehistory.org or by calling 908-789-9420.

The Deacon Andrew Hetfield House and Levi Cory House are located at Constitution Plaza adjacent to the Mountainside Library.

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