The Cashtown Inn Wine Dinner

A couple of weeks ago, Feaston motored on out to Gettysburg and let some of our friends at The Cashtown Inn do the cooking for us.

It was a seven course Italian wine dinner, complete with owner Jack Paladino’s Italian family recipes.

The dinner was amazing and came in Vesuvius-sized portions. And the wine! Oh, the wine! It was like we were in Willy Wonka’s Wine Factory.

The wines kinda looked all the same. The food was good to look at though.

The wines kinda looked all the same. The food was good to look at though.

I took pictures all throughout the dinner. Some are not the best and for two reasons: It was dark and I didn’t want to bother people with the flash. And I was drunk.

First Course: Tuna carpaccio with olive oil, capers and sea salt. It was paired with a 2007 Terrazzo Bianco.

We're not crazy about capers, but they played an alright role in this starter.

We're not crazy about capers, but they played an alright role in this starter.

Second Course: Cured meats, artisan cheeses, olives, marinated vegetables, roaster pepper salad and house-made foccacia. It was served with a 2007 Argillae Orvieto.

Um, Yeah! Hello antipasto. The roasted pepper salad and marinated eggplant was the best thing about this.

Um, Yeah! Hello antipasto. The roasted pepper salad and marinated eggplant was the best thing about this.

Third Course: Fried buffalo mozzarella cheese with calamari and fra-diavlo sauce. It was paired with a 2006 Lechthaler Pinot Nero.

Typically I don't like squid. But this was exceptional. And the cheese, fogettabouit.

Typically I don't like squid. But this was exceptional. And the cheese, fogettabouit.

Fourth Course: Pasta e fagioli with white beans, beggies, ground beef and pasta in tomato and beef broth. I don’t remember with what it was served.

Topped with Parmesan cheese and what I believe is parsley.

Topped with Parmesan cheese and what I believe is parsley.

Fifth Course: Sunday gravy with linguini, lasagna and shrimp scampi, served with rosemary red spuds and Parmesan baked asparagus. It was paired with a hearty 2007 Pecchenino Dolcetto di Dogliani.

By far the single biggest plate of food I have ever consumed. It was excellent.

By far the single biggest plate of food I have ever consumed. It was excellent.

And then i wiped my plate clean with a piece of bread.

And then i wiped my plate clean with a piece of bread.

Sixth Course: House-made espresso gelato served with hand-stuffed canoli. It was served with Marini, a sort of sweeter dessert wine.

Together, they rocked my taste buds.

Together, they rocked my taste buds.

Seventh Course: Chocolate dipped biscotti. I didn’t take a picture of this one, but you get the idea. Michelle and I looked forward to this dinner for about three months or so.

If you’re ever in Gettysburg, scoot your but up to the Cashtown Inn. Order whatever Don Paladino suggests.

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One response to “The Cashtown Inn Wine Dinner

  1. Good Eater

    OH YEAH!!! I want to go to there, again!!!

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