Golden Pheasants: Winter's Beauty and Bounty

Golden Pheasants: Winter's Beauty and Bounty

NEXT DATE:   |  6 p.m.  |  
category: Adult Programs  |  location: Library, Soda House


Celebrate the beauty of Hagley at the annual Golden Pheasants Game Dinner on Saturday, January 28, at the Hagley Soda House. The menu features a five-course game menu topped off with the signature Hagley Cannonball dessert. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m., during which guests can participate in a silent auction and raffle featuring French wines, a carbide cannon, a Pennsylvania Railroad train set, and other items.

Dinner features a talk by Jill MacKenzie, Hagley’s director of audience engagement, showcasing winter’s beauty and challenges in the Brandywine Valley. A self-described weather geek, MacKenzie has experienced a wide range of winter weather along the Brandywine during her more than thirty years at Hagley.

Catered by the Wilmington Club, sumptuous hors d’oeuvres will be offered, from traditional fried oysters and jumbo shrimp to creative presentations of game selections—past years have included duck, salmon, emu, and venison. Dinner courses, also featuring choice game items, are paired with wine selected and described by Alain Blanchon.

Cocktails begin at 6 p.m. Silent auction, speaker and dinner to follow.

Bad weather date: Sunday, January 29.