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AAUW Beaver Valley Branch presents “Touring & Tasting Delights”

7th Annual Kitchen Tour “Touring & Tasting Delights” 

Saturday, September 20, 2008      Tour 5 kitchens 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Visit Marketplace & Cafe at Dutch Ridge Elementary School 10:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Tour tickets:  Pre-sale $15.00 or $18.00 at the door 

Lunch tickets: $10.00 (pre-sale only) 

 Tickets can be purchased at the Hostess Shoppe in Beaver or by calling (724) 728-7908 

THE KITCHENS 

1.  1692 River Road, Beaver               Chef Margy Law of 3M Personal Chef Service 

The facade of this home-with-a-view is characteristic of Floridian architecture.  The muted coral, soft yellow, and creamy beige tones are used in perfect progression and compliment the white-washed, white oak flooring.  The skillful use of tropical hues is extended to the self-contained, spacious and elongated kitchen.  Pale wood tones are used for the cabinetry and the counters are off-white Corian.  The cream-toned appliances and white metal light fixtures continue the palette.  

2. 100 Oak Street and River Road, Beaver      Chef Emily Pizutti, Emily’s Pastry Shoppe 

The front entrance transitions to the hallway leading to the spacious, well designed, and highly efficient kitchen.  The cabinetry is oak with a light pickling finish and the ample surfaces are white Corian.  An original painting on ceramic fronts a portion of the spacious island.  The adjoining Breakfast Room affords a splendid view of the newly landscaped patio created by the specialized expertise of the homeowner. 

3. 704 North Avenue, Brighton Twp.          Chef Cindy Bologna-Ridge, Silk House Cafe 

A cool neutral palette is used throughout, enlivened withcarefully chosen red accents.  The opal finish on the oak cabinetry coordinates perfectly with the pearl-gray granite countertops and sizable double-tiered island.  The KitchenAid appliances are stainless and the flooring is cherry-stained hardwood.  Country French dinette and appointments complete the warm and inviting mood of this imposing kitchen. 

4. Felicity Farms Bed & Breakfast Inn         Chef Judy McDermott, AAUW member,

 2075 Dutch Ridge Road, Brighton Twp.      and husband, Walt 

A complete renovation retained the architectural distinction and sense of history to this 200+ year old home.  Non-traditional and varied cabinetry mimics the use of kitchen storage closets from another era.  A treated cherry woodwork surface tops an antique-white bead board island.  Also establishing a timeless effect are Federal blue painted cabinets, concealed refrigerator, a polished furniture-like pantry, and a distressed china closet. 

5. 3445 Dutch Ridge Road, Brighton Twp.      Chef Deb DelMonte, in her own home 

Upon entering the vestibule of the “Chouse” (church turned house), it becomes evident to the visitor that the visionary homeowners accomplished the evolution of a jewel.  The cabinetry is natural cherry, the flooring oak, and the appliances are stainless.  These elements are perfectly reflected in the coloration of the expansive glass mosaic wall-covering.  The counters, as well as the surface of the imposing curved island, are darkly-tinted poured concrete.  

Dutch Ridge Elementary School:  From Medical Center, follow Dutch Ridge Road north for 1.4 miles.  Turn Right.  Enjoy the ambiance of a quaint little French village by having lunch at Le Bistro (cafe) and shopping at specialty boutiques at La Place (marketplace).  Coffee bar refreshments from Cafe Kolache and sweet breads from La Boulangerie will be sold all day. 

 Menu for Gourmet Lunch:  Traditional Kitchen Tour Sandwich of Black Forrest turkey breast layered withSwiss cheese, raspberry mayonnaise with hint of red onion and served on specially created Jenny Lee Bakery raisin roll; Tropical Rice Melange (salad); seasonal fresh fruit; chips; home baked cookies using Neiman Marcus recipe; iced tea. 

The proceeds of “Touring and Tasting Delights” benefit our scholarship fund. 

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.
For more information, please visit the AAUW Beaver Valley Branch  which is located in Beaver County, PA website at http://aauwbeavervalley.com/default.aspx

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