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Be certain to visit the Marketplace at the 2019 Port of Hope. There will be an outstanding assortment of experiences certain to tempt your eye and please your palate. Share laughter, smiles, great food, terrific conversation and beautiful artwork while meeting new friends and rekindling old friendships. Check back often — more experiences will be added. Don’t miss out on the fun — advance purchase of these items is available. Please send your request to PortofHope2019@yahoo.com, and you will be sent details for payment.


2019 Marketplace Items


HOLIDAY TEA at the WHITTAKER INN
Take a deep breath and step into the calming farmhouse setting that is the Whittaker Inn.  Enjoy a traditional British tea with Chef Andrew and Elizabeth in their beautiful new West Lafayette inn.  The holidays will be in the air, Christmas trees twinkling, and a fire roaring in the fireplace. The tables will be adorned with an array of artfully crafted fare from the freshest, locally sourced ingredients.  What a wonderful respite from the bustle of the season; the perfect opportunity to nourish both the body and the soul!

  •  Wednesday, December 18, 3:00 pm
  •  Thank you to Elizabeth and Andrew Whittaker
  •  Limited to 8 guests, $40 per guest

A HOOLEY in the KITCHEN
The dictionary defines a hooley as an Irish party with music, and nobody does a hooley like the Beardmores!  The sofas will be pushed back, the beer will be cold, the Irish stew hot, and the music just right for this early St. Patrick’s celebration!

  • Friday, March 13, 6:30 pm
  • Thank you to Noreen and Mike Beardmore, Nine Irish Brothers, Susan and Michael Brouillette, and Patti O’Callaghan
  • Limited to 50 guests, $65 per guest

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH AT THE ACORN BED AND BREAKFAST
Hospitality is in Grace and Mel’s blood. For nearly 25 years they operated Lafayette landmark Sarge Oak’s Restaurant.  They now welcome you to their home, the Acorn Bed and Breakfast, a charming 100+ year old bungalow. The inn will be decked out in all it’s holiday finery- including Grace’s amazing cooking skills!  As a special treat, you will go home with a breakfast strata, perfect for entertaining those upcoming holiday guests. 

  • Saturday, December 7, 11:00 am
  • Thank you to Grace and Mel Brutsman
  • Limited to 8 guests, $60 per guest

COOKIE BAKING and BRUNCH with JILL HARDEBECK
Just about anyone who has had children go through the Catholic schools in recent years knows about Jill’s cookie baking skills.  Jill swears she has no secrets, but there has to be something because they are so darn good. You will enjoy a delicious brunch, then practice some baking tricks on a few of her favorite recipes.  And the best part is, you will get to go home with some treats ready to pop in the oven and enjoy with a warm mug of cocoa.

  •  Saturday, February 8, 10:00am
  •   Thank you to Jill Hardebeck
  •  Limited to 7 guests, $55 per guest

TREATS FOR YOUR SWEETS- HAND DELIVERED ON VALENTINES DAY 2020
It couldn’t be easier- or more delicious- to show your love for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.  Doily and Scones European Bakery will carefully curate an assortment of lovingly hand-crafted European inspired pastries, cookies and treats.  Your gift will be packaged and hand delivered to your sweetheart on Valentines Day 2020. Please note, delivery is restricted to within Lafayette/West Lafayette city limits.

  • Thank you to Doilies and Scones
  • Limited to 6 packages, $45 per package

A LATINO DANCE PARTY
When you can’t make it to Colombia, Colombia comes to you! What a wonderful way to spend a winter afternoon- refreshing drinks, including a specially created Latino cocktail, satisfying hors d’oeuvres, and a vibrant Columbian dance class.  No experience is necessary, just bring comfortable shoes, a curious mind, and a sense of humor as Dora will provide the rest.

  • Sunday, December 15, 4:00 pm
  • Thank you to Dora Tobar and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe
  • Limited to 20 guests, $50 per person

SPRINGTIME IN PARIS- A French Dinner
Spring is in the air and delicious French cuisine will grace the table at this lovely dinner.

Thoughtfully selected and lovingly prepared by our hostess, Dr Dora Tobar, the evening will be a delightful blend of food, conversation and a certain joie de vivre.  Vive la France!

  • Saturday, February 8, 6:30 pm
  • Thank you to Dora Tobar and  Dominique van der Mensbrugghe
  • Limited to 12 guests, $95 per person

PLAY WITH  CLAY
Join Scott Frankenberger in his potter studio for an afternoon of drink, nibbles and demonstration of his craft. Scott has been spinning his magic at the potter’s wheel since 1974, developing a trail of collectors spanning the globe.  You will have the chance to see past and current work, learn about his techniques, and try your own hand at decorating an individual plate. Your decorated piece will subsequently be fired at a later date and returned to you. Don’t miss this chance to have your own personalized ‘Frankenberger.’

  • Saturday, April 4, 2:00 pm
  •  Thank you to Scott Frankenberger
  •   Limited to 10 guests, $65 per person

PIZZA, PIZZA!!!
Dave Sommers lives, breathes, and yes, eats pizza.  When not operating the local Mad Mushroom pizza shops, Dave has traveled the world with the United States Pizza Team competing in artisan pizza competitions while further honing his craft.  Dave will take a break from the circuit to spend an evening with guests to share his knowledge of how to craft a truly remarkable pizza at home. After this hands on experience, you will have the chance to sit down with a cold drink and enjoy the fruits of your labor.  You may even go home with a few balls of dough to share your newly found skills with loved ones.

  • Wednesday, March 4, 6:00 pm
  • Thank you to Dave Sommers
  • Limited to 8 guests, $55 per person

AFGHANI DINNER
Afghan’s culinary specialties reflect its ethnic and geographic diversity.  Rice dishes are culturally the most important parts of a meal, and therefore much time and effort is spent creating them. Join us for a lovely evening of warm, comforting foods, flowing wines, and lively conversation, generously prepared by local chef, Miriam Alamyar, all presented in a lovely setting by the Tippecanoe River.

  • Saturday, March  28, 6:30 pm
  • Thank you to Miriam Alamyar and Michael and Susan Brouillette
  • Limited to 10 guests, $85 per guest

PURDUE UNIVERSITY DISCOVERY PARK TOUR
See the future today as we have a private guided tour of the state of the art Bindley BioSciences and Birck Nanotechnology Centers.  Nanotechnology, the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale, has the ability to impact every aspect of our daily lives.  See how Purdue is leading the charge on this exciting technology. You will also have the unique opportunity to hear a director of the park share exciting expansion plans for Discovery Park District and the Aerospace District.

  • Wednesday, February 12, 5:00 pm
  • Thank you to Discovery Park at Purdue University
  • Limited to 12 guests, $60 per guest

A NIGHT OUT with Purdue Convos and Maru Sushi
You deserve a night out!  Start the evening at Maru Sushi, with a $60 gift certificate before wandering over to the Loeb Theatre for a truly world class performance.  The evening includes two tickets for a Purdue convocation of your choice (select from Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin,  Guangdong Modern Dance Company, or Third Coast Percussion.)

  • February or March, you choose the show
  • Thank you to Purdue Convos and Maru Sushi
  • Limited to one couple, $120

FROM POLAND with LOVE
The perfect antidote to a cold winter evening, Polish cuisine is rich, warm, and comforting.  Join us in the kitchen to learn how to make pierogi and warm up your heart with a healthy rosol soup (Polish style chicken noodle soup) as well as other Polish delicacies.  Na zdrowie!  (to your good health!)

  • Saturday, January 11 at 6:30 pm
  • Thank you to Beata and Fabio Ribero and Deb and Tom Parent
  • Limited to 12 guests, $70 per person

Confessions and Cannoli: AN ITALIAN DINNER
You won’t forgive yourself if you miss this dinner!  Father Patrick is no stranger to the kitchen, having learned to cook at his Italian mother’s side. The wine will be flowing with much “cibo delizioso” and great conversation.  Who knows, you may even be speaking fluent Italian by the end of the night . Ciao!

  • Saturday, January 25, 6:30 pm
  • Thank you to Fr. Patrick Baikauskas, OP and Deb & Tom Parent
  • Limited to 8 guests, $95 per guest

CREATE YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE with CUNNINGHAM RESTAURANT GROUP
The CRG operates nearly 30 restaurants in three states, including Lafayette’s own Bru Burger Bar.  Offering award winning cuisine, each of the restaurants provide exceptional service and quality dishes that make Cunningham Restaurant Group truly unique.  Whatever you might be craving, there is a CRG restaurant sure to whet your appetite.   

  •   Limited to 5- $100 Gift Certificates, $100 each
  •   Thank you to the Cunningham Restaurant Group

BISCOTTI, MADELEINES, GINGERSNAPS, OH MY!!!!!
Just in time for holiday visitors and guests, or that perfect gift for that difficult-to-buy-for friend or colleague,  Aparna will bake an amazing assortment of internationally inspired seasonal favorites sure to leave you wanting more. Please note, cookie delivery is restricted to Greater Lafayette during the month of December (exact date subject to baker’s choice).

  • Hand delivered for holiday giving and entertaining during December
  • Thank you to Aparna Puri
  • Limited to 8 packages of cookies, $50 per packages

TIPPECANOE COUNTY COURTHOUSE TOUR with DINNER AT DIGBY’S PUB & PATIO
County Commissioner Tom Murtaugh will give a private, behind the scenes tour of the historic Tippecanoe County Courthouse. Enjoy a unique perspective of this local icon, including a rare glimpse of the restored clock tower and have the opportunity to see the unrivaled view of downtown Lafayette and holiday lights from the top of the dome! There is no better way to enjoy the reverse perspective of the courthouse than from Digby’s Pub on the square, where we will gather over a sandwich and drink to share favorite highlights of the tour.   

  • Monday, December 9th,  5:00 pm
  • Thank you to Tom Murtaugh and Digby’s Pub and Patio
  • Limited to 12 guests, $45 per person

THROW a LEGENDARY PARTY with LAFAYETTE LEGENDS!
Whether it be cheering on the Boilers in the Final Four, poker night, game night, family reunion, tailgating with RDP, or a class party, any event will be made more memorable when you spend it with these Lafayette legends- Bruno’s pizza and Bruno dough, Arni’s pizza, sandwiches and junior salads, Walt’s Pub & Grill’s famous wings and chili, Dog & Suds coney dogs and root beer, and Igloo Frozen Custard washed down with fruit drink! Thank you to Arni’s  Bruno’s, Dog & Suds, Igloo Frozen Custard, and Walt’s Pub & Grill.

  • Arni’s: 2-  $50 gift certificate; 1-  $25 gift certificate
  • Bruno’s: 1-  $100 gift certificate
  • Dog & Suds: 2-  $50 gift certificate
  • Igloo Frozen Custard: 1-  $100 gift certificate
  • Walt’s Pub & Grill: 2-  $50 gift certificate

GIRLS NIGHT OUT – NEW YEAR, NEW YOU AFTER-HOURS PARTY with MERLE NORMAN
After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, dedicate an evening just to you!  The women of Merle Norman will pamper you with food, fun, facials, and boutique shopping. Each guest will receive a $25 gift to spend that evening.  After all, don’t you deserve some attention too?

  • Tuesday, January 7,  6:00 pm
  • Thank you to Merle Norman Cosmetics and Boutique
  • Limited to 8 guests, $40 per person

Don’t miss out on the fun — advance purchase of these items is available. Please send your request to PortofHope2019@yahoo.com, and you will be sent details for payment.


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