to Sep 3

Monty Alexander Jazz Festival

For some, Labor Day weekend can be a bittersweet occasion, symbolizing the unofficial end of summer, but for jazz enthusiasts across Maryland and beyond, it’s the most wonderful time of the year: The Monty Alexander Jazz Festival.

In its eighth year, the Easton-based festival, returns with the sensational and eponymous Monty Alexander, along with his hand-picked selection of musical companions—all newcomers, save for past festival favorite René Marie.

The festivities kick off in the evening of Friday, September 1st with trumpeter/vocalist Bria Skonberg, described by The Wall Street Journal as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation.” The Canadian songwriter’s musicianship frequently draws comparisons to the legendary Louis Armstrong.

The fun continues with Saturday’s jam-packed schedule, starting with a free community concert at 11 a.m., featuring the United States Navy Band Commodores. The 18-member group, recognized as the Navy’s premier jazz ensemble, will perform an eclectic mix of traditional big band music and exciting jazz vocal arrangements.


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to Jul 23

Plein Air Easton!

Plein Air Easton is the largest and most prestigious juried plein air painting competition in the United States.  In its 13th year, it is held in Easton, Maryland each July.  Plein air painters produce art from life (as opposed to in the studio). Artists from all over the United States and beyond will apply to this competition.  There will be 58 competing artists painting throughout Talbot County, Maryland the week of July 17-23, 2016.  Many of the world's most accomplished artists have Easton at the top of their wish list of competitions and we will continue to set the bar for excellence in the coming year.

Quick Facts:

  • Art sales for last year's event topped $384,000 with 334 paintings sold in 2.5 days.
  • Approximately 6,000-8,000 people participate in the festival throughout the week
  • In 2016 the Collectors' Preview Party sold a painting every 45 seconds during a 90 minute period.
  • Plein Air Easton’s Quick Draw is open to any artist with $10 and ambition.  Nearly 200 artists paint for 2 hours in downtown Easton and the event culminates in an outdoor exhibition and sale.
  • Galleries and arts organizations program scores of demos, workshops, exhibits and lectures as part of the event.
  • The weekend of July 22nd and 23rd will feature an Artisan's Market that will showcase Delmarva artists displaying many different types of arts from jewelry to pottery to metalworks and much more.

Plein Air Easton is at the center of the modern plein air movement.  Easton is making history and the work produced here has importance beyond the daily joy of seeing original artwork in your home.  We invite you to experience the vibrancy and artistic excellence of Plein Air Easton and to be a part of the history being made here.  Please contact the Plein Air Easton Information Hotline for more details at 410-822-7297 or


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6:30pm 6:30pm

Chesapeake Film Festival

The full program for the entire Festival is still in development but in the meantime, check out this wonderful opportunity!

The Chesapeake Film Festival Invites You
To A Special Event With Film Critic & Author



Film critics can make or break a film’s debut. 

What do they know that we don’t?

Washington Post chief film critic and finalist for the 2008
Pulitzer Prize in criticism, Ann Hornaday comes to Easton, MD
to discuss her new book, Talking Pictures, How to Watch Movies
and to answer all your burning movie questions.

Setting: Scossa • Easton’s finest Italian trattoria
Sunday, July 16, 2017 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
8 N. Washington Street, Easton, MD 21601

Plot: Film geeks take their game up a notch
Reception prior to talk with Italian delicacies and cash bar

Point Of View: Great food! Great conversation! Great cause! 

Characters: Event ticket $50 • Ticket + Book $77.60

Main Idea: Event benefits the Chesapeake Film Festival

Buy Tickets and stay tuned for Festival updates at: 


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9:00am 9:00am

2017 Paddle Jam


Talbot County Young Professionals and Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy (MRC) are excited to partner with Toyota SPLASH Event Series and bring Paddle Jam to our community on June 24, 2017!


Paddlers will launch kayaks, canoes, or paddleboards from Easton Point Marina to enjoy a 6 mile paddle along the Tred Avon River. Paddlers will end back at Easton Point Marina where there will be live music, food trucks, beverages, and great prizes. Justin Ryan Band will be playing from 1-5! Along the paddle route, participants may pick up poker cards at designated Paddle Jam boats and participate in the event poker game. Winning hands will receive prizes! Grand prize winner will walk away with a BRAND NEW Sun Dolphin Aruba 10ft KAYAK!  Registration is available now. Don't miss out on this awesome summer event!

Please use the links below to get more information and register!

More info here

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to Apr 8

Restaurant Week!

Talbot County’s chefs and restaurateurs again invite residents and visitors on a culinary journey of discovery as they showcase their finest dishes and most creative cooking during Restaurant Week 2017.

Now in its eighth year, this week-long event runs April 2rd through April 8th and is sponsored by the Talbot County Office of Tourism and Talbot County Tourism Board. Restaurant Week spotlights many of the local eating establishments that grace the treasured towns and communities of Talbot County and offers food lovers the opportunity to try new restaurants or revisit favorites.

Stay Tuned for our Restaurant Week Menu, offered at Lunch from 10am - 3pm

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5:30pm 5:30pm

Wine Tasting with Franck!

This event is going to be rescheduled for later this Spring! Stay tuned! xoxoxo

Franck has been to the Pear before and he always charms the crowd with his stories, charm, wit and pointy shoes! Franck of Franck's Signature Wines will be here talking about his importing business and we will enjoy 5 of his most favorite wines. 

Friday March 10th, 5:30pm, $42 pp snacks and wine tasting xoxo

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FeBREWary Beer Dinner
6:30pm 6:30pm

FeBREWary Beer Dinner

FeBREWary is Maryland’s official month-long celebration of craft beer, and with craft brew events on tap across the state, it’s the perfect time for a beer lover's getaway. We are excited to feature Union Brewing at our Beer Dinner!

First Course

Shrimp and Chorizo Grits, Squid Ink Beurre Blanc and Duckpin Pale

Second Course

Pistachio Crusted Venison Tenderloin, Huckleberry Jus, Brown Butter Potato Basket, Romanesco and Balt Altbier

Third Course

Burrata Cheese, Candied Basil, Prosciutto, Plums and Rye Baby


3 beers, 3 course dinner, welcome beer, raffle, and half priced house selections

$60 per person, plus tax and gratuity 

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Tintonegro Malbec Wine Tasting, Dinner
6:30pm 6:30pm

Tintonegro Malbec Wine Tasting, Dinner

"TintoNegro, meaning black wine in Spanish, is meant to celebrate the essence of Malbec in Mendoza. Known for its dark, blackish color Malbec is definitely a TintoNegro. TintoNegro was born of the long time friendship and professional collaboration of Alejandro Sejanovich and Jeff Mausbach, colleagues at Bodega Catena Zapata for almost 15 years." - TintoNegro website

Please join us for a delicious evening featuring the wines of TintoNegro in Mendoza, Argentina. Special guest Jeff Mausbach, partner in Bodega TintoNegro, will guide us on an enlightening journey through the various soil expressions of TintoNegro wines. Jeff will present four separate examples of Malbec wine from four unique sites in the vineyard, and also the ultimate blend - Finca La Escuela. We will also be pouring the charming 2015 Mendoza Malbec, fresh-off a 91 point rating by wine writer James Suckling. And more!

Dinner will be an Argentine-inspired feast of appetizers and grilled meats as the main course.

The Wines

Tintonegro Malbec Mendoza ’15

Tintonegro Malbec-Uco Valley ‘14  

Tintonegro Malbec-Limestone Block ‘13

Tintonegro Soil La Piedra ‘11

Tintonegro Soil La Grava ‘11

Tintonegro Soil La Arena ‘11

Tintonegro Soil El Limo ‘11

Tintonegro Malbec Finca la Escuela ’12 



Lime and Cumin Marinated Chicken

Faina with Chorizo, Blue Cheese and Spinach 

Sliced Hanger Steak, Grilled Pork Sausages, Chimichurri Sauce, Vegetables

Alfajores Cookies


Thursday February 16th 6:30pm

$68 per person, all inclusive

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Valentine's Day at the Pear
to Feb 11

Valentine's Day at the Pear

Valentine’s Day Menu at the Pear

First Course
Market Salad, Local Vegetables, Champagne Vinaigrette

Plain Wayne Carrot Ginger Soup, Kale Chips, Pickled Mustard Seed

Bay Mushroom Shiitake Stuffed Arancini, Inn Made Prosciutto, Basil Pesto

Second Course
Truffle Pappardelle Pasta, Bay Mushroom Fricassee, Chapel Country Creamery Cheddar, Black Truffle Shavings

Joe Jurgielewicz & Son Duck Wellington, Pearl Onions, Pickled Apricot, Poppy Seed Tuile, Brown Butter Yukon Gold Puree, Jus

Purple Potato Crusted Monkfish, Cous Cous, Arugula, Saffron Beurre Blanc, Garlic Chips

Dark Chocolate Mousse, Feuilletine Crunch, Gianduja Creme Anglaise, Cocoa Pearls

Lemon Blueberry Tart, Crème Fraiche Ice Cream

Burrata Cheese, Candied Basil, Prosciutto, Plums

Menu Available Friday February 10th and Saturday February 11th, starting at 6pm
$52 per person for 3 courses (your choice of one from each section above), plus tax and gratuity, includes glass of sparkly wine. Cocktails, full bar, wine pairings and wine list available. 

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6:30pm 6:30pm

Tête de Veau Dinner at the Pear

“For me, eating calf’s head is a must in Lyon—even for breakfast,” says chef Daniel Boulud about this Lyonnaise specialty.

One of our most special long-time Bartlett Pear dinner guests has been asking Chef Jordan to cook this French specialty for years.  While we may not exactly be lounging around in Lyon, France, Chef's Jordan is excited to present a unique dining experience at the Pear on Saturday January 14th.  Consider joining us for a family style dinner celebrating the classic French tête de veau (kindly review the recipe to save me from my minced description).  

Chef Jordan's Tête de Veau Family Style Dinner

Baguette & Butter

Chef’s Seasonal Soup Preparation

Artisan Lettuces, Burnt Lemon, Pistachios, Aged Balsamic

Ahi Tuna Carpaccio, Haricot Verts Chantilly, Crispy Guanciale 

Braised Head of Veal, Sauce Gribiche, Bouillon Vegetables

Root Vegetable Maxim 

Specialty Cheese & Fruit Selectio  


$60 per person, family style, plus tax and gratuity

Gamay and Chardonnay available to enjoy with your dinner, priced per bottle


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6:00am 6:00am

New Years Eve at the Pear


   Confit Leg, Shaved Fennel

   Coffee Dusted Breast, Pickled Cherries

   Foie Powder, Natural Jus



   Kaffir Lime & Sake Ice Cream

   Soy Foam, Puffed Grain


Duck Wellington

   Mushroom Duxelle, Griottones Gastrique

   Turnip Purée, Poppyseed Tuile, Nasturtium


Hazelnut Napoleon

   White Chocolate Mousse, Almond Praline

   Caramelized Filo 


$85 per person, plus tax and gratuity

Wine Pairings and Lovely Bottle List available 

Reservations please, Credit cards collected and $50 non-refundable charge if cancelled within 24 hours of New Years Eve.  

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9:00am 9:00am

Coffee with a Cop

"Coffee with a Cop" is on a mission to improve issues and build trust in each community across the Nation. Come grab your morning cuppa Joe at the Pear, stay awhile and chat with our Easton Police Department.  Officers of the Department that work each day to protect us and keep us safe will be hanging out at the Bartlett Pear to discuss issues and learn more about the community they protect.  Stop by to learn more about the Department for "Coffee with a Cop." 

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4:00pm 4:00pm

Moonlight Madness Shopping in Easton!

Easton, Maryland's Moonlight Madness Shopping event will take place on Friday, December 2! Come downtown from 4-9 p.m. for a chance to win one of several $1,500 raffle prizes, enjoy music, refreshments, in-store events, and Pictures with Santa! 

Raffle tickets will be given out beginning Waterfowl Weekend at participating merchants, through the day of the event. Look for the "Moonlight Madness" poster in their store window. All purchases over $10 receive AT LEAST one raffle ticket.

Head to for more information!

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to Dec 29

Hotel Special for December

Alice has never discounted the rooms this deeply before!  She is just dying to share the beautiful bounty of her Boutique Hotel with as many guests as possible this winter.  Start your winter off with an overnight getaway to the most historic and well preserved Inn in Easton.  Enjoy any available Suite for $99 a night Sunday - Thursday starting November 27th through December 29th.  Please note this Special Offer does not include breakfast in our restaurant.  

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to Nov 13

Waterfowl Weekend!

Waterfowl Weekend is here!  Now Celebrating it's 37th year, this Festival brings people to Easton from all over the country.  Check out all the details on their website: 

Bartlett Pear Inn is right in the middle of the action!  We will be open for breakfast and lunch as normal from 7am until 2pm.  At 2pm will be will continue to offer our lunch menu and a small dinner menu until 8pm!  Join us for drinks, dinner and or dessert!  Just walk in, check out our new Bakery and set-up and sit down at a table by the fire to get warm before heading back out into town.  

Saturday is the big day in town! Hang out at the Pear and enjoy Oyster Shooters from Know Good Farm,  Narragansett beer and more, Alice's Bistro Wine List, tons of pastries and delicious Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner! 

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