Small Bites: December Food News
The latest statewide food news from the New Hampshire Magazine team
Currier and Ives Cookie Tour
Explore the Monadnock Region one treat at a time
The 12th annual Currier and Ives Cookie Tour takes place at more than a dozen spots in the towns of Fitzwilliam, Jaffrey, Rindge, Troy, Peterborough, Dublin and Swanzey. In addition to getting your fill of sweets on this self-guided tour, each business will be decorated for Christmas. Plus, participants that visit at least 10 out of the 16 stops on the tour will be entered to win a gift certificate valued at over $100 that can be redeemed at any location on the tour. A portion of this year’s proceeds will be donated to a local charity that assists people in need during the winter months. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at several tour locations.
December 10; currierandivescookietour.com
Christmas at Canterbury
During the two Christmas at Canterbury events at the Canterbury Shaker Village, a special Christmas dinner is offered at the Shaker Table restaurant from 4-9 p.m. The Shaker-style buffet is $20, and reservations are recommended. Before dinner, make sure to check out simple delights such as a 19th-century magic show, a chance to meet Santa, Christmas card making, a toy train display, Christmas carols, the tree lighting and more. Christmas at Canterbury is on December 3 and 10 from 3-8 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $8 for children 6-17. (603) 708-1192; shakers.org
December 3 and 10, 3 to 8 p.m.; shakers.org
Pickwick’s Holiday Dinners
Enjoy historic and festive meals
Step back in time at the Strawbery Banke Museum’s historic William Pitt Tavern for a delicious Colonial-era, four-course meal prepared by acclaimed chef Evan Mallett of the Black Trumpet. This series of dinners, offered as a part of Portsmouth’s popular Vintage Christmas lineup, also features locally crafted libations and live music to evoke holiday cheer. Dinners are offered on Candlelight Stroll weekends: December 3-4, 10-11 and 16-18. Each evening has three seatings at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. The cost is $70 for adults and $30 for children. Reservations are a must and can be made at Pickwick’s Mercantile, Pickwick’s at the Banke, by calling Mr. Pickwick at (603) 427-8671 or at pickwicksmercantile.com.
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 at 4, 6 and 8 p.m.; pickwicksmercantile.com