May 1 Book Party on Headhouse Market

Tenaya with Cocktail at Twisted TailIn planning for the release of my new book this spring, I’ve been searching for a way to bring together all of my favorite things: cocktails, farmers’ markets, and — of course — cheese. When I learned that the opening of Philadelphia’s Headhouse Market coincided with the week of my book release, a vision emerged for a market-centric book party at The Twisted Tail!

We’re calling it…

An Homage to Fromage: A Farm-to-Glass Cocktail and Cheese Tasting 

  • Sunday, May 1, 2016, noon- 2 p.m., tickets $45 (book included)
  • Reservations 215.558.2471 or
Photo by Jason Varney

Photo by Jason Varney

Proprietor George Reilly and I will pluck the first spring herbs from Headhouse Market and gather the tastiest local cheeses. You’ll enjoy a flight of 3 show-stopping cocktails from the book, like the Flutterby Lassi (pictured), along with a glorious cheese board. Sit back and let us show you how to fix a great cocktail using market inspiration, plus taste 5 delicious cheeses you can use for spring entertaining.

I can’t wait to celebrate the publication of The New Cocktail Hour and introduce you to one of my new favorite brunch spots, The Twisted Tail. If you’ve never eaten at this southern-inspired Bourbon bar located next to Headhouse, consider this a chance to explore the restaurant’s cheese-centric brunch menu, which includes a trio of mac’n cheeses, along with the most etherial ricotta donuts I’ve ever tasted. They are feather light, served with warm caramel.


Big shout-out to Katelyn Repash of Greensgrow Farm for introducing me to brunch at The Tail (I’m partial to the Tasso Ham Benedict, below). I look forward to seeing you all there very soon! Tasso Ham BenedictMac and Cheese at Twisted Tail

In the meantime, if you’re looking for someplace to enjoy cheese and cocktails, check out The Tail’s fabulous selection of cheeses on the chalkboard below. You’ll see two of my biggest heart throbs, Vulto Creamery Ouleout (from NY) and Von Trapp Farmstead’s Oma (from VT).

Cheese Board at Twisted Tail

You know I love to support anyone who carries American whey! Three bits of trivia worth knowing:

  1. The Twisted Tail offers live music 6 nights a week (check the calendar)
  2. British proprietor George Reilly is obsessed with southern cuisine. And he plays blues guitar.
  3. There are blues dancers on Sunday evenings. An excuse to shake it and eat blue cheese?

Madame Fromage on Steps of Twisted Tail

For more book signings and tastes, please check my Events Page.

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3 Responses to “May 1 Book Party on Headhouse Market”
  1. Rebecca says:

    We are in!!! See you in May!

  2. Susan says:

    Hi There! This soumds like an awesome afternoon adventure. Is there a price for a husband and wife that includes just one book? Would be great to have thirty without the book and forty five with as my husband and I only need one book. (;

    • tdarlington says:

      No problem, Susan! Just call in your reservation and let the reservationist know. Looking forward to seeing you two.

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