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This is like a coming soon post about a dinner we are attending/hosting this evening.

We are very lucky to have a wide group of friends and to live where we do. Firstly, friends - most people know a small group of people, well Annie is one of those people I discovered when we got married who stays in touch with everyone she knows, I would say 70% of our guests were from her side. Many of those friends are wine collectors, her previous partner who died loved wine and introduced Annie to many of his friends, and they have remained friends. We attend a monthly dinner with some of these and the wines tasted are wonderful, as well as some great food. In fact Saturday we have one of those dinners, which are mostly in New Jersey as most of the people live in New Jersey.

But today, we have ten friends joining us at Talula's Table in Kennett Square. There are two Talula's Restaurants, one in Philadelphia, Talula's Garden and the store here in Kennett Square, which has two tables, a "Farm Table" which holds up to twelve guests and another table which holds four. You have to book months if not a year ahead to get a reservation. We booked back in September last year for this meal and then assembled friends to join us.

The meal is set by the restaurant and has eight courses and is a BYOB, which is great with this group of friends. Most have deep cellars of fabulous wines, so I am looking forward to this evening and needless to say we are taking Uber there and back. I will post tomorrow about our meal and the wines. But here is the menu for this evening. I know one guest is bringing an older Barbaresco and something else, maybe a Barolo which is what he collects in earnest. We are taking some Champagne to begin and some White wine that Annie has selected.

My mouth is already watering with expectation.

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Salmon Mosaic

Avocado, Aguachile, Radish & Citrus


Tortilla Española 

The Elusive Farm Egg and Potato Torte, Romeso Crema


Truffle Hunter

Crisp & Tender Braised Pork Croquettes, 

Truffle, Maitake & Mustard Greens


Parisian Gnocchi

Spinach Fondue, Parmesan & Bright Artichoke


Dorade Royale

Mediterranean Sea Bream, 

Bagna Cauda & Vegetable Tournée


Roasted Ribeye of Beef

Onions Galore, 

Buttery Bone Marrow Bordelaise & Chimichurri


Our Cheesemonger’s Pick, Wine-Soaked Cherries, 

Olive Oil and Focaccia Crisp


Key Lime Getaway

Salted Graham & Coconut Sorbet


So, if you like food and wine, then I may be the right Realtor to help you find your next home close to great restaurants and wineries in Chester County. Contact Nick Vandekar, Selling the Main Line and Chester County with Realty ONE Group Advocates, office 484-237-2055, cell or text 610-203-4543, or email Nick@VandekarTeam.com and let me give you the confidence to make the right decisions throughout your next real estate transaction.

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Nick Vandekar
Nick is a Tredyffrin Easttown Residential and Commercial REALTOR selling The Main Line, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties.

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Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Wow, Nick, sounds like a fabulous time is ahead of you!   Make sure to report back!

Apr 11, 2024 07:47 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Nick,

Wow what a menu! I'm sure the evening will be fabulous and can't wait to hear all about it!

Apr 11, 2024 07:50 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Nick - thank you for sharing this preview.  It sounds quite appetizing as well as a good opportunity to meet/mingle.  Bon appetit.  

Apr 11, 2024 08:31 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Michael Elliott I am really looking forward to this and we will be at Nunzio's on Saturday with our wine group friends, a heavy week.

Dorie Dillard Austin TX I may need a day to recover

Michael Jacobs it will definitely be fun.

Apr 11, 2024 08:39 AM
Michael Elliott

I have never been to Nunzios, but I have heard great things.  We are going to Jules @ Market in Bristol Friday, it is amazing!!

Apr 11, 2024 08:41 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That is a huge leap of faith to commit to the reservations and then wait a year to see who will join and what you all will eat.

Apr 11, 2024 10:41 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 their reputation is very high, so booking it was not the issue. The reservation is for between 8-12 people, we of course have 12 because Annie knows so many people. It is going to be a lot of fun and interesting to see what wines turn up.

Apr 11, 2024 10:45 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nick - take pictures!!!!! I read the menu and am so full now!!!! What a special evening it's going to be!!!

Apr 11, 2024 05:14 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Nick, yum! That menu is totally mouth watering, and I'm sure the wine will taste even better with it.

Apr 11, 2024 06:39 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Loved your post and the menu, I could really enjoy this and if I went with Diane I would get her pork portion since we have taken off the home menu anything that was pork or red meat:)Endre

Apr 11, 2024 09:29 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Sometimes every day is the second chance you need to start over again. All the best with love and light

Apr 11, 2024 09:52 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Kathy Streib it was delicious, not big portions but very good, service was great, and delicious wines.

Patricia Kennedy it was wonderful, the restaurant/shop only has two tables and the food looked delicious and was.

Endre Barath, Jr. the same here, Annie for different reasons will not eat veal, pork or lamb, so I order them when we are out. She made an exception last night for her pork.

Laura Cerrano I definitely needed to start over again this morning after that dinner.

Apr 12, 2024 11:19 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You definitely are lucky and I can see why you are anxious about this dinner, the menu looks superb and I am sure the wine will be amazing!

Apr 12, 2024 12:40 PM