Cape May – Lewes Ferry Commences Seasonal Beer Dinner Series
Beer Dinners Pair Fine Food, Ferry Fun, and Flights of Local Craft Brews; Seating Limited
(North Cape May, NJ) Looking to do something out of the ordinary for the holidays? Need a unique place for a company celebration? Want relief from winter cabin fever? Or maybe just unwind during a sometimes stressful holiday season? The Ferry has your ticket to a landside culinary extravaganza! Sit back, relax, and enjoy a full-course dinner complete with local craft brew selections on select Fridays through March 2016. The first event in Lewes on December 18 features 16 Mile Brewery and is perfect for a company or friends holiday get-together.
The Ferry has partnered with craft breweries in Delaware and New Jersey to host a series of unique dinner and beer pairing inside both the Cape May and Lewes Ferry Terminals. The cost for the all-inclusive, four course dinners, is $59 per person.
“We held a number of sold-out beer flight dinners in both Cape May and Lewes last year and received rave reviews,” said Joe Peltz, Superintendent of Food and Retail for the Ferry. “Our customers really enjoyed these events and the discussions of the craft beer selections. With the number of quality craft brewing companies in the region combined with our talented Chefs, Ingrid Dellatorre and John Schlaner, it was a natural to create a whole series. Each dinner is different so mark your calendars. You won’t want to miss these culinary delights!”
The schedule for the Ferry’s Beer Flight Dinners are as follows:
Cape May Lewes
January 8 (Crooked Hammock) December 18 (16 Mile)
February 5 (Glasstown) January 15 (Mispillion River)
March 4 (Tuckahoe Brewing) February 19 (Third Wave)
April 1 (Pinelands Brewing) March 11 (Crooked Hammock)
April 8 (Fordham & Dominion)
The Ferry Beer Flight dinners are beer’s equivalent to wine tastings. The focus of the Beer Flight Dinners is both to showcase each Terminal as a special event venue and to help promote the growing regional craft brewing industry in both states. In addition, the gourmet 4-course dinners feature the talents of the Ferry’s award-winning resident Chefs.
Festivities kick off at 5:30 PM with a reception, including Chef's Selection of Hors d'oeuvres with “cocktail" tastings. The reception is followed by the first course, salad course, entrée and dessert selection. These dinners also feature a representative from the select craft breweries who will discuss the various beer styles served at the dinner. For the menu and beer selections for each beer dinner, please visit us online at www.cmlf.com.
Due to limited capacity and anticipated popularity of each event, reservations are required. To reserve tickets for any one of the special beer dinners, please contact our Guest Services Department at 1-800-643-3779 (FERRY) during the 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday.
About the Cape May-Lewes Ferry
The Cape May – Lewes Ferry is owned and operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962. The Ferry is open year-round and has carried more than 43 million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2014, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers. For schedule, rates and other program information, please visit the ferry’s website at www.CMLF.com, or call toll free, 800-643-3779. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CMLFerry.