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Spirits and Sweets – Saturday, February 8, 3-6pm

Posted January 15, 2014 in Community Web Exclusives, Urbandale

Dare to pair one of a kind mini-tini’s mixed by Iowa artisan distillers with bite sized sweets and savory items created by local eateries. Visit with distillers about the process of making spirits with Iowa corn.

Taste samples from event partners: Broadbent Distillery, Cedar Ridge Winery  Distillery, Dehner Distillery, Gateway Market, Iowa Distilling Company, ROGUEsweets, Sipp’n Sweet Corn Whiskey, Sweet Binney’s, Vom Fass, and Werner Distilling, among others.

Advanced tickets are recommended.  Purchase tickets at www.LivingHistoryFarms.org/CabinFever. General Admission: $20.00, LHF Members: $16.00   If space is available, tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information call 515-278-5286 ext. 171 or email events@lhf.org You must be 21 or older to attend, and non-alcoholic beverages are available.  Proceeds from this event benefit Living History Farms.

Flynn Mansion Dinners and Teas – Spring 2014 Explore the culture of high Victorian dining with an evening meal or an afternoon tea in the Flynn Mansion at Living History Farms! Join us for this unique opportunity to experience the serving culture and specialty courses which made up an elegant meal in the past.   Flynn Mansion Dinners March 2014 www.LivingHistoryFarms.org/FlynnDinner  Take a seat in the elegant Flynn dining room and allow yourself to be waited on by servants in proper 1870s period clothing. Our dinner host will share stories of Des Moines society and Victorian entertaining as guests enjoy nine food courses presented in 19th century style. Taste some of the unique staples of the Victorian meal, such as Bacon-Wrapped Oysters, and Carrot Soup a la Crecy, one of Queen Victoria’s favorite dishes. $75/person.   Victorian Afternoon Teas February 2014 www.LivingHistoryFarms.org/FlynnTea Indulge your inner Victorian with an elegant three course tea service in the historic Flynn Mansion at Living History Farms. Wear your hat and gloves and share tea traditions with Living History Farms’ interpreters wearing 1870s Victorian period dress. Guests will enjoy a chicken vegetable soup, tea sandwiches, scones, traditional cakes and sweets, all served with hot tea. $30/person.

Living History Farms is a non-profit, historical, educational foundation located at 11121  Hickman Road, Urbandale, Iowa. Operations and maintenance are dependent upon gate  receipts, memberships, and contributions. Living History Farms will open for the 2014 season on May 1. For more information visit www.livinghistoryfarms.org or call 515-278-5286.

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