We’re feverishly preparing for a big weekend at Mount Vernon Confections, with three cool events on the schedule!
1) Tomorrow (Friday, September 14, 2018), Mount Vernon-Lisbon Restaurant Week begins, with the theme, “What can $20 get you?” Each of the 18 participating food businesses is offering a 2-for-$20 special throughout the Week (which actually runs for 10 days, from September 14-23). MVC will have a special half-pound box of a dozen favorite chocolates, perfect for giving as a gift or nibbling with your sweetie during a Netflix binge or Sunday Night Football broadcast. Pick up a “passport” in any of the participating businesses, get signatures from five, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a restaurant gift certificate. Learn more about Restaurant Week here.
2) Also tomorrow, we’ll be participating in the 15th Annual Brewnost, at the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It’s always a fun night filled with delicious beers, food, wine and spirits from great local restaurants and breweries. We’ve been posting the last couple weeks about our menu, which will include a milk chocolate truffle made with Wilson’s Orchard Hard Cider “Old Blue,” with a fruity twist of blueberry (and an impossibly cute label). We’ll also be offering our “sleeper favorite of 2018,” the creamy white chocolate lemon truffle; and of course we’ll have our signature dark chocolate raspberry truffles (do you see a fruity theme going on here?).
3) Last, but definitely not least, the Lincoln Highway Arts Festival takes place Saturday, September 15, 9 am-4 pm. There will be 50-plus artists exhibiting and offering their work for sale, artist demos, music and more. This is one of my favorite of Mount Vernon’s festivals: it’s typically a beautiful fall day–still warm enough to warrant ice cream(!); it’s low-key and relaxed; and there is beautiful art and interesting artists. We’ll be open our regular hours of 11 am-5 pm and will have a limited number of these fun chocolate paint palettes.
Phew! They all sound like fun, right? I hope we’ll connect with you this weekend…or during Restaurant Week!