MANCHESTER, NH – The Mahrajan Middle Eastern Festival is happening Friday, August 21 through Sunday, August 23 at Our Lady of the Cedars Church, 140 Mitchell St., Manchester. There will be live music, dancing, activities for kids and adults and a food tent serving up an extensive menu of traditional favorites like falafel, kibbee, kabobs and lubyeh. Admission to the festival is free. More info, festival times and the full menu here.
Bedford Village Inn is hosting its 9th annual cigar dinner with Blowin’ Smoke cigar shop at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 27. The evening will be held under the tent, with a fine cigar, grilled hors d’oeuvres, oysters and a hand carved station. Cash bar. A three course dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and a cigar, wine or beverage will accompany most courses. The price is $125 per person. For reservations call 603-472-2001 or check out the menu here.
Pick-your-own vegetables at McQuesten Farm, 330 Charles Bancroft Hwy., Litchfield, opened on August 15. Beans, beets, peppers and eggplant are currently available. $12 per 1/2 bushel bag. Call 603-424-9268 for more details and times.
Love Italy? Campo Enoteca wants you to share your travel photos with them. They will select one to feature on our Facebook page and at the end of the year, the winner (which will be determined by the number of LIKES it gets on Facebook) wins a chef’s table dinner for six.
The Hanover Street Chophouse wants you to enjoy the full Chophouse experience. On Sundays the elegant Manchester restaurant is offering a three courses menu for $40 per person from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. The menu includes several choices for starter, entree and dessert. Look for steakhouse classics like the wedge salad and chopped salad for starters. Entrée choices include an 8oz Filet Mignon with market potato and the daily vegetable, a grilled ‘Cab’ Hanger steak with creamed spinach and potato gratin or cedar planked salmon with asparagus, Shiitake mushrooms and sweet potato, to name a few. Wrap up your meal with a vanilla bean crème brulee, bittersweet chocolate tart or strawberry shortcake.
Dress in all white and join Copper Door for its first annual White Dinner on Monday, August 31 at 6p.m. Five courses paired with wine, all celebrating the last hurrah of summer. Dishes include slow poached scallop with mussel crostini and thyme grilled quail. The price is $95 per person, space is limited. Reservations required. Call Sandy (603) 488-2677 x3 or email Sandy.Rozek@CopperDoorRestaurant.com
Learn to make croissants at Dancing Lion Chocolate with Chef De Cuisine Jeffrey Volkers. This is a hands-on course for the home baker. August 27, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., $65 per person. Call 603-625-4043 to reserve a spot.
Firefly American Bistro now offers a private dining room decorated with art by local artists. There are several menu options and if you book the room for brunch, lunch and dinner and there is no room fee. More info and options here.
T-Bones and Cactus Jacks are offering a wild wings deal. Wings come in a box of 40 ($29) or 60 ($39) with flavor choices; buffalo, chipotle BBQ, maple citrus or tiki (no sauce). 24 hours notice required for orders of three boxes or more.