Book your Private Event at the Bartlett Pear
to Jan 1

Book your Private Event at the Bartlett Pear

Consider booking Bartlett Pear Inn as the venue for your next event. 

Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Easton, the Bartlett Pear Inn was built in 1790.  The classic Federal style architecture honors the past while expressing the everyday comforts of hospitality and modern functionality. Rehearsal dinners, small weddings (up to 80), baby showers, family reunions, birthday parties, memorials, and corporate retreats are all made more special in Bartlett Pear's unique and historic setting. 

Contact to discuss your event. 

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#discovereaston All Seasons!
to Jan 1

#discovereaston All Seasons!

Named one of the Best Small Towns in America, Easton, Maryland is home to over 16,000 people. Throughout the year, our beautiful town is visited by many more. Easton is known for its vibrant culinary and arts communities and its historic downtown. Our neighboring towns of Oxford and St. Michaels add even more coastal excitement. Our County boosts over 600 miles of shoreline to be explored!

Bartlett Pear Inn is located in the heart of one of our country’s most historic spaces, “The Hill District” of Easton, Maryland. We are footsteps away from many fine clothing, antique and specialty shops, and various studio and art galleries. The newly renovated Avalon Theatre is just one block away, where some of the most talented musicians in the country play.

In planning your stay in Easton, please visit Discover Easton.

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The Oldest Black Community in the entire Country?!
to Jan 1

The Oldest Black Community in the entire Country?!

We are fortunate to live in one of the most historic areas of our country. Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass cut their teeth in our backyards and we are fortunate to enjoy their history all around us.

Here in Talbot County, we are also proud to be home to the nations oldest free African American community in the country, “The Hill.” Once thought to be in New Orleans, historians have been working for the past few years to document, preserve and share this important history finding for Talbot County through land records, genealogy, oral history, archaeology, architecture, and preservation. By the 1790s, there were more than 400 free blacks living in The Hill neighborhood. By comparison, there were just 250 free blacks living in all of Baltimore City around that time.

Built in 1790, Bartlett Pear Inn is one of the grandest buildings located on The Hill.

There is a self guided walking-tour brochure available at the Talbot County Visitors Center, 11 South Harrison Street, or by contacting Talbot County Tourism at 410-770-8000 or Call ahead to see when Professor Dale Green of Morgan State University is giving his group tours.

Check out this You Tube video of Dale Green talking about The Hill.

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to May 31

Welcoming Authentic Acupuncture and Family Wellness to the Pear


Bartlett Pear Inn is pleased to announce Authentic Acupuncture & Family Wellness is now operating from a beautiful studio space inside their historic building.  Caroline Wrightson, owner and founder of Authentic Acupuncture & Family Wellness is an acupuncturist whose craft reaches well beyond the typical scope of Chinese medicine. Call or text 410-253-5810 for more information. Or make an appointment with Caroline here

Caroline Wrightson is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Diplomate of Acupuncture. Caroline believes that achieving true health and wellness is a dynamic and continuous process which requires cultivation and honoring of the true, Authentic Self. Her practice includes pediatric care with a focus in Autism and Autism Spectrum disorders, complex medical illness in children including autoimmune disease, MCAS, CIRS, EDS, women’s health and wellness, family care including pain management and cancer care. Caroline is co-leader of the Talbot County Maryland Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation.

A native of Easton, Caroline graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Arts in Classical Languages and Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park. She then graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Clinical Masters Level Diploma from the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine in Bloomfield, New Jersey. She is a nationally board certified acupuncturist by the NCCAOM and is licensed to practice in Maryland and Pennsylvania. She practices an individualized and medical based form of acupuncture which focuses heavily on palpation for diagnosis following the teachings of Kiiko Matsumoto, an internationally acclaimed acupuncturist. Master Matsumoto has been Caroline's guide since she began her acupuncture studies, and as she continues to study with her, she constantly evolves her craft to bring you individualized, caring and authentic treatments.


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to May 31

Stay tuned for dates for the following Spring Events!


Welcoming Ceremony
Visit Caroline's Acupuncture Studio
Tour the Bartlett Pear
Snack on nutritionally dense foods xoxo

Weston A. Price Meet and Greet
Bring a dish and meet like minded friends
Caroline and Alice will have their homemade ferments available to taste

Stay tuned for dates for the following events...
Acupuncture Workshops
Holistic Healing Classes
Whole Food Demos
Bartlett Pear Inn overnight Packages including Acupuncture Consultations
Wellness Weekend Getaways
Hotel Discounts for Weston A Price Chapter Meetings
Cooking Classes using the Nourishing Traditions Cookbook
Classes based on the Four Fold Path to Healing
Local Farm Field Trips, seeking out nutrient dense foods
Fermented Foods Classes
Healthy Cooking for Kids! 
CSA Pickups from Chesapeake Harvest, to begin mid-May

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to Dec 23

Avalon Foundation Presents "A Christmas Carol"

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As in every year, these shows feature our friends and neighbors on stage pouring their all into this brand new version of a true classic.

The Entire Play has been adapted to fit into 2017.  

The theme has been tinkered with in order to bring the story to more people TODAY!!  And it is not a copy of Bill Murray's success in "SCROOGED" in the least, but we have added laughs throughout the entire show.  

Bill Murray may end up doing this version one day!!  

Fun for the whole family! 


Dec 15, 16, 17, 20, 22, 23




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to Mar 31

Book Bartlett Pear Inn for your Meeting or Event

Using the Bartlett Pear Inn for your Meeting or Event


28 South Harrison Street / Easton, MD 21601 /

Amenities included with your reservation…

Meeting Rooms Handicap accessible, ramp and parking in the back of the building

Ample parking available on property and street side

Appropriate temperature and lights, ambiance waiting for your arrival

Water Service

Full Service Restroom


Spaces available for Rent

Corella Room (Seats 12) $50/ hour. Include the Gas Fireplace $5/hour

Main Dining Room (Seats 20) $80/hour. Include the Wood Fireplace $9/hour

Patio (weather permitting) $80/hour

Commercial Kitchen $50/hour and include a Steward $25/hour

Applicable to the above: Buy 3 hours, receive 1 for free

Bartlett Pear Meeting Package of any two dining rooms and the kitchen $180/hour

Beverage: Night Kitchen Coffee (regular and decaf) $25 set-up fee and $2 per person for unlimited coffee

Commercial Grade Walk-In $200/month (negotiable depending on individual need)


Kindly contact with any questions or to reserve your room today! Thank you. Looking for a Corporate or Family Getaway? Full Service Rental available as well, email for more details

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to Dec 3

Christmas in Easton Weekend


To promote shopping in Easton during the holIday season, Friday, December 1, we will host our second annual Moonlight Madness event in downtown Easton! Growing off of the success of last year's event, this year will include live music, radio stations from Easton and Cambridge, pictures with Santa, caroling, in-store events, and raffle prizes worth over $5,000!

In addition to Moonlight Madness on Friday, Dec. 1, we will have:

  • Friday, Dec. 1: Pictures with Santa
  • Saturday, Dec. 2: Easton Holiday Parade (6:30 - 8:30). To register a float/group, please click here.
  • Sunday, Dec. 3: Brunch with Santa (Tidewater Inn)
  • NEW: Friday, Dec. 1 - Sun., Dec. 3: Holiday Artisans' Market at the Waterfowl Building


To keep up with developments of Christmas in Easton, head to

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10:00 AM10:00

Small Business Saturday


Small Business Saturday returns this year on November 25! We're excited for a day to celebrate our independent merchants in Easton. Come stay at the Pear and explore everything our privately owned shops in Historic Downtown Easton have to offer for the Holiday season! 

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to Mar 29

Romance Bed and Breakfast Special, $139 per night (Monday - Thursday)

Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Easton, the Bartlett Pear Inn was built in 1790.  The classic Victorian style architecture honors the past while expressing the everyday comforts of hospitality and modern functionality. Rated #1 on Trip Advisor for Places to Stay in Easton, Bartlett Pear is a place to get away from the pressures of everyday life.  Whether getting away for one or two nights, or maybe even longer, the Bartlett Pear Inn will allow you indulge in the greatest luxury of all - time for yourself. 

Special $139 per night (plus tax) including breakfast. Available Monday - Thursday, any available Queen Suite


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to Oct 29

Chesapeake Film Festival

Watch. Think. Discuss.

With all of today’s movie viewing options, the film festival is still the only place to see great new works, discover hidden treasures, and engage with the heart of an artist.

Building on a legacy of diversity and quality, Chesapeake Film Festival’s 10th annual program will sharpen its focus on stories of particular interest and care to our region and community. Join the Discovery and share your interests!

Friday-Sunday, October 27-29, 2017. Full schedule coming soon!

Chesapeake Film Festival
101 Marlboro Ave, Ste 53 • Easton, MD 21601 • 410.822.3500 •

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to Oct 22

Academy Art Museum Craft Show


This Craft Show is the most prestigious and largest juried craft show on the Delmarva Peninsula! Come see why!  Please review the following information, taken from their website, about the show...

20th Anniversary

Can it really be 20 years since the Academy Art Museum gave birth to the first Craft Show, introducing our community to beautiful American crafts that normally were seen only on 'the Western Shore'? The first Craft Show gave birth to an event that now highlights 70 artists, each recognized locally and nationally as being the best of the best. What started out as an idea is now one of the Academy's most successful and joyful events for attendees, local businesses, and, importantly, the artists.  Treasures exemplifying quality at every price point, allowing each attendee to find that special piece of art! In addition, we attract Talbot County residents as well as guests who return for their annual weekend getaways.

What makes our Craft Show different?

  • Our selection committee personally meets with many of the artists.  We balance the various artistic media so that all works will shine. To increase the artists' sales success rate, there are products representing all price points. The artistic creations cover the gambit from small well priced treasures to expensive one-of-a-kind pieces of art.  Given that we are juried show, our artists have a number of awards to their credit. 

  • This year we will introduce Emerging Artists, passionate and skillful artists who are now entering their field as professionals.

  • Our Preview Party provides an opportunity for attendees to be the first to meet individually with the artists, to see their for-sale work and to make pre-show purchases.

  • Our Visionary Artist and Honorary Chair brings a unique aspect to the 2017 Craft Show.  Renowned artist, Bennett Bean, an innovator and leader in the field of ceramics, will be recognized with a special exhibit in the Museum Atrium during the Show as well as a pre-show museum exhibition.  Meet Bennett at a limited seating luncheon on Friday, September 15.

  • A weekend-long live demonstration of Raku fired pottery will be presented at the Museum by regional artist Brett Thomas with his mobile Raku unit.

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5:00 PM17:00

Suicide Prevention Campaign Launch


NO MATTER WHAT . . . YOU MATTER Campaign Kick-Off
October 6, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Bartlett Pear at 28 South Harrison Street in Easton
Live music provided by the Choptank Big Band

For All Seasons kicks off Mental Health Awareness Week and the launch of their new suicide prevention campaign, NO MATTER WHAT…YOU MATTER at Easton’s First Friday event. The event is part of the First Friday stroll through the local galleries and shops.
Easton Business Alliance Shopping Week
Sales Benefit For All Seasons
October 7 – 14, 2017
Easton’s business community is supporting Mental Health Awareness Week by donating a portion of their sales on specific dates during Mental Health Awareness Week.

The following Easton businesses will donate a portion of their sales on the following dates:
Bon Mojo Fri Oct 13
Chef and Shower Sat Oct 14
Colonial Jewelers
of Easton Fri Oct 13
Easton Bowl Fri Oct 13
Harrison’s Wines and Liquors Wed Oct 11
Kiln Born Creations Sun Oct 08
Krave Fri Oct 13
La De Da Fri Oct 13
Levity Thu Oct 12
Lizzie Dee Wed Oct 11
Marc | Randall Fri Oct 13
Nestled Baby & Child Fri Oct 13
Out of the Fire Thu Oct 12
Rise Up Coffee Tue Oct 10
Trade Whims Fri Oct 13
Vintage Books and Fine Arts Fri Oct 13

Additional Sponsors include:
Ashley Insurance
Bartlett Pear Inn
Choptank River Big Band
Doc’s Downtown Grille
Easton Business Alliance
Easton Pizzaria
Hair of the Dog
Laser Letters
Talbot Mentors
Tidewater Inn
Ed & Beth Anne Langrell
Diane Flagler
Mary Wittemann & David Urbani
Westphal Jewelers

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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.


Check out the Schedule:

Buy Tickets:

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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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6:30 PM18:30

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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9:00 AM09:00

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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5:30 PM17:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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 

Please email Alice for reservations:

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Tintonegro Malbec Wine Tasting, Dinner
6:30 PM18:30

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

Please email Alice for reservations:

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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. 

Please email Alice for reservations:

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6:30 PM18:30

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


Please email Alice for a reservation:

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6:00 AM06:00

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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