Since 1978, Michele Haines and her family have made Conshohocken’s Spring Mill Café an institution. Join Philadelphia’s “grande dame” of French cooking – who loves people and life as much as she loves food - when she returns to COOK for a meal of internationally-inspired omelets. Michele will demo how to make a Russian omelet with caviar, a French omelet with an assortment of mushrooms and herbs, a Spanish “tortilla” with potatoes, sausage and peppers and a Japanese omelet with sushi. This is going to be a truly special brunch where you can learn from the best!
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As a part of our Giving Wednesdays series, 10% of the evening's sales will be donated to The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation. The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation, Inc, a partner-member organization of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, is a non-profit, 501c3 organization created as a tribute to the life, character, and immense strength of Sandy Rollman. Sandy passed away from advanced ovarian cancer in May 2000. Prior to diagnosis, Sandy experienced many textbook symptoms. Her symptoms were whispering only no one was listening. The tragic result was that Sandy never had a chance against ovarian cancer. Her sister Adriana Way and her nurse Robin Cohen decided to keep Sandy’s memory alive while trying to prevent other women from having to endure the same pain as she did. It is in Sandy’s memory and the memory of all women who have succumbed to this insidious disease, that we have dedicated our efforts to help conquer ovarian cancer. Sandy Rollman was a fighter in the truest sense of the word. It would have been a mistake for us to just give up.
Join Chef Michele Haines as she guides you through an enchanted evening of preparing and enjoying exotic dishes; Mouthwatering Lamb Tagine with Couscous, Dates, Figs and homemade Harissa; Winter Ratatouille and Flourless Orange Cake with Chocolate Sauce. Cost: $185
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As a part of our Giving Wednesdays series, 10% of the evening's sales will be donated to Fair Food. Fair Food was founded in 2001 by Philadelphia entrepreneur, Judy Wicks, to build a sustainable and humane local food economy by spreading the local purchasing practices of her restaurant, White Dog Cafe. Ann Karlen, founding director of Fair Food, began her work by connecting the local farms supplying the White Dog to a larger marketplace of restaurants and stores, while continually bringing in new farmers. With humble beginnings, Ann ran Fair Food for the first four years from an office in Judy’s house, with financial support from the White Dog Cafe and its customers, many other generous individuals, and private foundations. White Dog Community Enterprises, the non-profit affiliate of the business, provided an institutional home and services to Fair Food until it spun off as an independent organization in 2009. Fair Food started with the narrow focus of connecting farmers and chefs as a strategy for keeping more farmland in production, and now works with a broad range of buyers, as well as hundreds of producers, from the small-scale diversified farmer to midsize growers who supply colleges, hospitals, and other institutions. Over the past ten years, Fair Food has built demand for local food across all sectors of the food system. Along with our partners in the field, we have established what has become a paradigm shift in the public’s perception about what we eat, how it is produced, where, and by whom it is grown. - See more at: http://www.fairfoodphilly.org/about-us/#sthash.OdeCIJXn.dpuf
Join Chef Michele Haines for a very special tour of Old City as you've never seen it before! Chef Michele will guide our group through the historic streets and talk about the French influence on our country, the Revolution and the early Republic. After the tour, we will join Chef Michèle in her home where she will create a beautiful lunch featuring the flavors of France's Loire Valley. The group will meet in front of the CVS in Society Hill 421 S 2nd St Philadelphia, PA 19147 For tickets click the event title or call 215-790-9901 x11 $75 per person Includes a three course lunch, wine, and tour Philadelphia Hospitality, a non-profit organization that promotes Philadelphia as a world-class destination. Philadelphia Hospitality creates unique experiences for guests that include behind-the scenes access to cultural institutions and private homes. For more information visit www.philahospitality.org.
As a part of our Giving Wednesdays series, 10% of the evening's sales will be donated to the Whitemarsh Art Center.
As a part of our Giving Wednesdays series, 10% of the evening's sales will be donated to Sunday Suppers.
ome for brunch with your classic car or motorcycle or just come to look and 10% of your meal will be donated to Friends of the Wissahickon. FOW is non-profit organization founded in 1924 with a mission “to preserve the natural beauty and wildness of the Wissahickon Valley and stimulate public interest therein." FOW works in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to restore historical structures throughout the park, eliminate invasive plant species, monitor watershed management issues, and restore trails throughout the park system with its Sustainable Trails Initiative.
Join Chef Michèle Haines for a series of exciting culinary journeys through the region’s best farmer’s markets. Each market visit includes expert shopping advice from Chef Michèle followed by a special lunch. $75 each. $200 for the series Reservations www.philahospitality.org 215-790-9901 x11 Click the here for event dates and details.
As a part of our Giving Wednesdays series, 10% of the evening's sales will be donated to the SPCA. The animals arrive at 5pm!
Described by critics as the "Jerry Seinfeld of French Comedy,” Gad is a trailblazer in his field and credited as the first person to bring the American style of Comedy to Europe.
Presented by Steven Moriconi, Doctor Rick Josiassen & Spring Mill Café Click for more details and to buy tickets in advance.
Bienvenue, Francophiles! The legendary Michele Haines of the beautiful Spring Mill Café in Conshohocken returns to COOK to prepare a French feast in honor of Bastille Day. Chef Michele will be joined by a cheesemaker Peter Demshur of Shellbark Hollow Farm in West Chester for an evening of delicious French food that wouldn’t be complete without some fromage. Guests will learn how to make her authentic vichyssoise, salmon two ways and more. Ooh la la!
As a part of our Giving Wednesdays series, 10% of the evening's sales will be donated to Morris Arboretum.
As a part of our Giving Wednesdays series, 10% of the evening's sales will be donated to SPCA.
Celebrate Philadelphia’s 10 Sister Cities at Sister Cities Park with a day-long festival that includes dance, music, cooking demos, mini language lessons and hands-on fun for adults and kids alike. Come see Chef Michèle Haines flip crepes in the park and enjoy everything else the festival has to offer!
As a part of our Giving Wednesdays series, 10% of the evening's sales will be donated to The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. This summer, Julie Britton & Ali Straub will be participating in a 70 day cycling journey across the US from Maryland to California with 4K for Cancer. (http://4kforcancer.org/follow-us/2013-baltimore-to-san-francisco/) This program of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is a non-profit organization that donates money to those fighting the battle of cancer. (http://www.ulmanfund.org/) The purpose of their journey is to raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund and to raise awareness about cancer.
Collectively known as Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI), the Philadelphia Chapter is a talented and philanthropic group of chefs, restaurateurs, cookbook authors, bloggers, media personalities, wine and spirits specialists, educators, nutritionists and farmers, hosting a fundraiser benefiting its Educational, Scholarship and Green Tables initiatives. Building on 2011’s 1-day Symposium featuring Judy Wicks as keynote, Chapter President Dame Kathy Gold presents this year’s program, which will engage a larger, more diverse audience of food enthusiasts. Attendees of CUISINE, CULTURE & COMMUNITY: A Global Celebration Of Women & Food will have the opportunity to meet renowned cookbook author, TV personality and current Grand Dame, Nathalie Dupree, who will serve as keynote speaker and sign copies of her new book, Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking. The Symposium presenters include flavor expert, Marcia Pelchat (Monell Chemical Senses Center), Amy Hoopes, Chief Marketing Officer, EVP, Global Sales of Wente Family Estates Vineyards, Dame Angie Brown hosts a panel featuring Chef Tia McDonald (The Vetri Foundation for Children) and Delilah Winder on Breaking the Color Barrier in the Kitchen; local legend Chef Georges Perrier and Charlotte Calmels (Bibou) are panelists for Women and Their Role in the French Kitchen, led by Chef Michèle Haines of the Spring Mill Café; and Chef Marta Quintana who will teach a hands-on Cuban Cooking class. Gluten free/vegan baking is also on the menu, served up with a special appearance by Jason Roberts from The Chew. Underwriting sponsors include ShopRitetm, The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, Roland Foods, and ESCA Enterprises, Inc. Event chair Aliza Green, one of Philly’s foremost female culinarians, will be signing her latest book, “Making Artisan Pasta”, recently named one of Cooking Light’s Top 100 Cookbooks of the Last 25 Years, and demonstrating how to prepare hand-stretched pasta. Local farmer Linda Geren will be presenting a how-to on raising chickens, working with bees and more. Farm-to-table mixologist Katie Loeb, author of “Shake, Stir, Pour” will be providing a lesson on making herbal simple syrup and tasty libations, and olive oil expert Fabio Auguardo will test our palates in an interactive olive oil tasting. For a peek at the 2011 event, watch this clip from WHYY’s Friday Arts show. WHO: LDEI Philadelphia; lesdamesphiladelphia.com WHAT: CUISINE, CULTURE & COMMUNITY: A Global Celebration of Women & Food WHERE: The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, 4207 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2013 • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., plus an Afternoon Reception WHY: To raise funds for LDEI Educational, Scholarship and Green Tables initiatives, as well as shine a light on the many talented individuals working in the culinary, hospitality, farming, beverage and education fields with whom the organization has relationships. And of course, to have lots of fun savoring what the Dames enjoy most: thinking about food. COST: Registration of $105, includes breakfast, lunch, all sessions & afternoon reception EVENT CHAIR: Aliza Green, firstname.lastname@example.org, (215) 635-0651 PROGRAM CHAIR: Kathy Gold, email@example.com, (609)206-4511 SPONSORSHIP CHAIR: Adrienne Abramson, ChefARA@TheArtfulChef.com, (610) 470-7447 MEDIA CONTACTS: • Sarah Doheny, Your Unfinished Business Public Relations • (484) 855-0189, Sarah@yubpr.com • Dawn Warden-Reeder, the warden ettinger group/The Whole Enchilada PR • (267) 250-8005, firstname.lastname@example.org
As a part of our Giving Wednesdays series, 10% of the evening's sales will be donated to Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA).
As a part of our Giving Wednesdays series, 10% of the evening's sales will be donated to the Center for the Empowerment of Women.
Make someone special happy, and celebrate St. Valentine's Day with Spring Mill Café! Your mouth will love you for it too! Click for details.
Sexy Omelettes in honor of St. Valentine! $32 per person Plus tax and gratuities, BYO. Reservations to be made with Chef Michéle by email: Michele@springmill.com
As a part of our Giving Wednesdays series, 10% of the evening's sales will be donated to the Woodmere Art Museum to support local arts.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! $60 per person Plus tax and gratuities, BYO. Reservations to be made with Chef Michéle by email: Michele@springmill.com
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Spring Mill Café is partnering with Philabundance to help provide food for those who do not have it. Come enjoy dinner at the Spring Mill and know that your meal will help to provide one for someone who would otherwise go without. 10% of the proceeds of the evening will be donated to Philabundance as well as any canned goods you would like to donate. Eat, drink and be merry this holiday season and help others to as well!
Before your holiday festivities begin, come eat and relax at the Spring Mill Café and give back in the process. As a part of our Giving Wednesdays series, 10% of the evening's sales will be donated to the American Red Cross to benefit those people effected by Hurricane Sandy. Any donation received above and beyond the cost of your meal will be tax deductible. So enjoy the holiday and help to insure others can as well!
$60 per person Plus tax and gratuities, BYO
A lunch for seniors but all ages are welcome (we are a very tolerant society!) In order to live longer, the French say, "Enjoy Wine, Food, Company et l’Amour!" $35 dollars per person plus tax and gratuities, BYO
Bike to brunch on November 11th and a portion of your meal will be donated to the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia. Being so close to the bike path makes us a perfect place to both sate your appetite, and give back to a cause you care about. See you and your bike Sunday!
Demonstration Series Continued at the Demonstration Kitchen at William& Sonoma. Located on Walnut & Broad St in Center City Philadelphia 215.545.7392
The Spring Mill Café and many other restaurants will donate their time and their food to raise money for school children and families in need. PHS will host an exciting event called PHeaSt at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia. The industrial-chic party setting will bring together the region's great chefs and fantastic local farmers. All proceeds benefit PHS City Harvest, which helps feed 1,000 families in need each week.
The Spring Mill Café will be hosting classic car brunches on the 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th of September. Just bring your classic car to brunch on any of the above Sundays and receive a 20% discount! Spread the word, tell your gear-head friends and affiliated car clubs. Happy Motoring!
Every Wednesday, enjoy dinner outside with your best canine friend and dessert is on us! Offer cannot be combined with any other offer/coupon. Dessert is complimentary with the order of an entree and the presence of your pooch. Please make reservations as outside seating is limited. Woof woof!