Seats still available for Hospice gourmet dinner parties

ELLSWORTH — Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County has announced the remaining schedule for its spring Gourmet Dinner Parties for a Cause program.

The first few dinners are full, but there are still seats available at some of the upcoming dinners.

Hosts hold these dinners in their homes, with all of the proceeds benefiting Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County.

The remaining schedule is as follows:

Mediterranean Dining Under the Stars, Saturday, June 29: Dine al fresco in the European style courtyard of historic Heywood House. Enjoy the glowing cafe lights and flickering fires while you listen to live jazz, all the while sipping delicious wines and tasting Mediterranean cuisine from tapas to dessert. The cost is $95 per person. The rain date is Sunday, June 30, same time. The hosts are Mike and Colleen Gross, owners of Verona Wine & Design in Bucksport. The starting time is 6:30 p.m.

Picnic By the Bay, Saturday, July 6: Spend the evening at the historic Scrivelsby estate. Wine and nonalcoholic beverages are set up in the entryway so guests can take their drinks into the gardens. The evening buffet with grilled salmon in a soy, ginger and garlic glaze, butter lettuce salad with dates and Feta, awaits in the dining room. A dessert of strawberry rhubarb pie by Edward Griffin of Marlintini’s, follows. The cost is $125 per person. The hosts are Tom and Kitty Clements of Blue Hill. The starting time is 6:30 p.m.

BBQ With the Clydesdales, Saturday, July 20: Gather outdoors for a barbecue under the tent and have appetizers and cocktails. Visit the barn, meet and greet Butch, the rescued Clydesdale and others. Savor homemade brisket chicken, beans, potato salad, coleslaw and a dessert. Wine, beer, tea and coffee will be served. The cost is $100 per person. The hosts are David Doane and Michelle Rhodes of Bucksport. The starting time is 5 p.m.

Call to reserve your seats at 667-2531.


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