Das Dutchman Essenhaus chef to serve and demonstrate how meals are made

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By: J.C. Lee
jclee@flavor574.com

Ryan Dorgan/The Elkhart Truth

“Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime,” as the saying goes. But Das Dutchman Essenhaus wants to feed its guests as well as show them how their meals are made.

The Amish-style restaurant will have its “Dinner & a Chef” event Saturday, March 14, at its Heritage Hall, a three-course meal where chef Lisa Byler will demonstrate how each dish is made. Byler is also the owner of Lisa’s Healthy Kitchen, a bread making business.

The menu features a spinach and pecan salad, carrot ginger soup, spring vegetables with fettuccine, baked chicken breasts, cooked asparagus and dessert crepes with lemon curd.

“It is a demonstration to learn how to prepare these unique courses with the theme of ’farm-to-table,’” said Hannah Walsh, event and marketing manager. “Taking fresh ingredients from local farmers markets or gardens to learn how to prepare delicious meals.”

The meals will also be made using kitchen utensils that can be purchased at the Essenhaus Village Shops.

Coupons for purchases at the Essenhaus Village Shops and Essenhaus Foods will also be given out when tickets are purchased.

The event costs $25 per person.

Attendees will have to make advance reservations for the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. demonstrations. You can make a reservation by calling 800-455-9471 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays.

Das Dutchman Essenhaus is located at 240 U.S. 20 in Middlebury.

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