PLEASANT HILL — A number of food events are on tap at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.
“Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfasts” are set for 7:30-10 a.m. March 3 and 10. The buffet breakfasts will include buttermilk pancakes and fried cornmeal mush with hot maple syrup and butter; bacon; sausage; scrambled eggs; cinnamon- and bourbon-smothered apples; fried potatoes; juice; and coffee.
After breakfast, attendees can see how the sap collected from the maple trees at Shaker Village is cooked down to make freshly-tapped syrup. In late February, buckets are hung to collect the sap. Then, it is cooked in an evaporator until it turns to syrup.
Cost for the Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast, which will be held in the Trustees’ Office Dining Room, is $10.95. Reservations are recommended; call (800) 734-5611, ext. 360.
Other upcoming food events are:
- Friday Night Fish Fry: 5:340-8 p.m. every Friday night, through April 6, Trustees’ Office Dining Room. Menu includes: fried Atlantic Cod; homemade tartar sauce; hush puppies; french fries; and coleslaw. Cost is $12.95; reservations recommended. Call (800) 734-5611, ext. 360.
- Kentucky’s Finest: A Spirited Bourbon Event at Shaker Village: March 17. “Bourbon & Other Spirits Class” will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the West Lot Dwelling; cost is $125. Former distiller Dave Scheurich will share secrets of distilling bourbon and other distilled spirits. Includes class, tastings and lunch. Space is limited. Reservations required; call (800) 734-5611, ext. 1545. “A Spirited Kentucky Dinner” will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Winter Kitchen; cost is $85. Guest chef Mark Williams, executive chef at Brown Forman Corporation, will prepare a special bourbon-inspired meal that includes appetizers, three courses and three complimentary tickets. Weekend packages available. Space is limited. Reservations required; call (800) 734-5611, ext. 1545.