Friday, May 27, 2011


Yep, Summer has started. After what felt like months of continuous rain, the skies have cleared and we're smack in the middle of some pretty hot summer weather. Everybody likes to spend summer on their patio, right? Everybody likes smokin' acoustic music, right? What if you could combine the relaxed environment of a backyard patio, some sweet music AND some amazing food? What if you could do it all at The Sheppard Mansion? YOU CAN.

Starting Friday June 3rd and continuing every friday through the Summer, we'll be providing entertainment on our patio from 6-9pm....AND central PA's most amazing drinks, wine and beer.....AND....oh, yeah....THERE WILL BE FOOD. Our full a la carte menu will be available starting at 5pm. BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE. There will be a SPECIAL PATIO MENU, only available on friday nights, only available on the patio. Seating is limited and there are no reservations. First come, first served. I would suggest setting up a tent and camping out if you want to get a seat because this is GONNA BE HOT!

Not to worry if you were planning a special occasion, hoping to dig into one of our tasting menus or simply want to dine inside on a friday....the Dining Room will be open, too!

So, since everybody likes a good tease, the patio menu is listed below. Better get a paper towel or two, because this menu's gonna make you drool.....

‘Sheppard Snackers’

barbequed pork belly sandwiches, Housemade Pickles

Fried Oyster Po’ boys

Lettuce, chow chow vinaigrette

crab dip+bread bowl= ☺

Sheppard Mansion Farms Beef Flatbread

Caramelized onion, horseradish, cheddar, arugula

Green Tomato Gazapcho

Garden herbs, shrimp

‘Chips and Dip’

A basket of fresh fried potato chips and black truffle crème fraiche

‘Bologna and Cheese’

cured meats, cheese, pickles, mustard, bread

Clams Casino Bites

Crispy collard greens, lemon cayenne mayo

Pennslytucky Poutine

Fries, cheese curd, smoked chicken, truffle gravy

A six pack of Natty Boh for the Kitchen

Show the kitchen some love……

OK, two things. 1)Yes, you read that last item correctly. You'll have the distinct opportunity to buy the hard workin' kitchen crew a six pack of the finest beer available in the land of pleasant living. Show us some love, folks. 2) There will also be a 'secret' menu available on the patio.....I'm gonna let you in on the secret. We're cool, right? OK. Two items that won't be listed on the printed menu, BUT will be available to those people 'in the know'. Let's keep this just between us, ok?


The Dutch Dog

A bacon wrapped, deep fried hot dog, topped with truffled sauerkraut, mustard and served on a pretzel hot dog bun

The Big Boy

A short rib and marrow stuffed Sheppard Mansion Farms cheeseburger served with the most amazing fries you've ever tasted. Period.

The 717 Sundae

Salted Pretzel Ice cream, caramel popcorn, malt, dark chocolate

These secret menu items will be a little more expensive than the regular patio options, but will be 100% worth every penny. Truffled sauerkraut? Good Morning.

So, there it is folks. Take every friday off for the rest of the summer(tell your boss I said it was cool), dust your tent off and camp out for a seat. YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Culinary Garden Update