Germantown to showcase its culinary skills this weekend

In effort to dispel the notion that Germantown is just a place to brush up on stories from the past, Historic Germantown will host “A New Taste of Germantown” fundraising event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Our instinct was to say ‘Hang on a minute, there are really good food options here and this is an example of the food that is born and bred in Germantown and we want to show it to you,'” said Historic Germantown Executive Director Barbara Hogue.

During the event, attendees will sample cuisine from local restaurants and caterers including the Germantown Cricket Club, Linda’s Flower Café, Nile Café and Susan McLellan Plaisted, who specializes in serving Germantown food from the 17th and 18th century.

Historical tours will also be given throughout the night.

Historic Germantown now has access to this wonderful collection through Germantown Historical Society where we can do more programming,” said Hogue, noting that the event will also celebrate the recent merger of those two historic entities. “That was one of the main reasons that it was important to us to merge because they have over 50,000 objects from Germantown history.”

Big-picture goal

Proceeds from the event, which will be held at the Historical Society’s courtyard at 5501 Germantown Ave., will benefit the educational efforts of Historic Germantown, which serves 4,000 neighborhood children each year.

Tickets cost $60 per person for general admission to the reception. For early party admission beginning at 4 p.m. and exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Germantown Historical Society, tickets cost $150.

“It is our hope that this will it will give and continue to give if it becomes as annual event, the neighborhood more of a reputation where you can have a great meal,” said Hogue.

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