This Week at the Herdic House
Blue Plate Special: Wednesday, February 21
Classic chicken Divan, with WindStone Farm chicken, broccoli and a creamy mushroom sauce
Every Thursday–Happy Hours: 5-8 pm
Join us at the Herdic bar from 5-8 for a few Happy Hours: $6 Herdic cocktails from our list and $4 Woodbridge wines by the glass…
A Taste of Piemonte: Friday, February 23
The arrival of some fresh Oregon black truffles at the Herdic has inspired us to do a little Piemontese cooking this weekend. The region of Piemonte, pressed cheek-to-cheek with Spain, is famed for its wines, its risotto and its truffles (though, admittedly, predominantly the white Alba variety). Piemonte is also the birthplace of the Slow Food movement, which has gained international recognition (even here in Central PA!), and brought to prominence a number of remarkable cooking techniques and ingredients…but basta with the history lesson! Piemontese food is good food, and we hope you’ll join us in savoring it this Friday at the Herdic House…
- Barolo by the glass
- Seared beef carpaccio: antibiotic-free beef tenderloin, seared and served with shaved parmesan, arugula, lemon, olive oil and shaved Oregon black truffle
- Local white bean soup with fontina and house-cured pancetta
- Cabernet-braised beef shortribs served over mushroom risotto and finished with shaved Oregon black truffle
- Hazelnut panna cotta with caramelized pears and dark chocolate
And don’t forget: come check out the work of Katie Meyer in our lounge. The multi-talented Katie not only farms, waits tables and fixes cars—she’s also a skilled photographer and watercolorist. And this may be Williamsport’s last chance to appreciate her talents—Katie is leaving us for the mountains of Montana in April, with the proceeds from her show helping to fund the move…
Friday, March 2
Artist Emily Green brings her paintings inspired by traditional quilt patterns to the Herdic lounge for the month of March—and helps us kick off Women’s History Month with an aesthetic invocation of the arts of women young and old…
Friday, March 9
Our first fundraiser for Thrive International was so popular that we’ve decided to head back for seconds! Join us for a prix fixe menu of terrific Burmese food prepared by one of Thrive’s most experienced chefs—Lum, from Myanmar—working together with the Herdic crew…
Friday, March 23
It’s time again for Celebrity Waiter Night, that fun evening for a fantastic cause, where local celebrities join the Herdic staff and serve up wit and great food to raise money for the Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy. Join us for a raucous good time!
Friday, December 29
Christmas may be past, but, while the season is still upon us, we’re seizing the opportunity to make one more European Christmas stop—in Germany. Bring out your family from near and far for some delicious and hearty German holiday fare…
Friday, December 22
Join us this week for tried and true British Christmas fare, featuring the figgy pudding that Liz has been aging for over a year. We’ll have a flaming pudding march, and some spirited Christmas caroling to start your Yule off right!
Friday, December 15
Liz is concocting a classic Italian Christmas menu, complete with the seven fish dishes required according to Miele family Christmas Eve lore
Saturday, November 18
Victorian Christmas kicks off the holiday season in Williamsport with a bustle, in multiple senses—and the Herdic House is pleased, as always, to help celebrate. Whether you join us for our traditional afternoon tea or finish up an afternoon of house tours by enjoying classic Victorian holiday fare in our dining room, be sure to stop in to the most Victorian spot in town as part of your day’s festivities!
Friday, November 3
Come out for an art exhibit in our lounge of new works by Duyen Nguyen (Eva Johnson), along with some collaborative pieces between Ms. Nguyen and her husband, Jeremiah Johnson. Then stick around for some Puerto Rican food as we join with other restaurants in the area to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Maria, via good food and good times…
Friday, October 27
We’re putting together a spooky menu to help kick off Hallowe’en weekend in a properly creepy fashion. Hannah will be exorcising the cocktail demons with some saintly cocktails at the bar, and the kitchen is putting together a bloody good menu. Stay tuned for details!
Friday, October 6
Our lounge will be graced on First Friday by the whimsical artwork of the talented Bruce Storm of Muncy, with an artist’s opening starting at 6 pm.
Friday, September 29
Summer’s last blush! Liz (yep, she’s 8 months pregnant and still cooking) will be creating a menu centered on rose petals, rosé wines and other summer hues to celebrate the last hurrah of our beautiful PA summertime…
Saturday, September 23
The good times will be rolling all night long at Preservation Williamsport’s A Night in the Louisiana Bayou. Whether you’re coming for the Dixieland music, the classic Cajun fare or just the stiff drinks, it promises to be a night of fun, food and wild times—catered by your friends at the Herdic House on the lovely lawn at 522 W. Fourth St…
Friday, September 1
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting a show by the exceptionally talented Nella Storm during the month of September, with an opening on September 1 from 6-8 pm. Nella’s series of gorgeous paintings is titled “A Love Letter to Lycoming County” and will make you see our beautiful area in a whole new light!
Friday, August 25
Have you been bemoaning the lack of a good Indian food in Williamsport? We’re hosting the event to satisfy your cravings! The Herdic House is partnering with the non-profit Thrive International on a night of terrific Indian food and culture, with a collaborative menu prepared by Thrive students and our chefs.
Wednesday, August 16
Come out to the Herdic to kick off Little League and enjoy a great view of the Little League parade as it struts right past our doors! We’ll be charcoal-grilling Misty Mountain Farm cheeseburgers for the Blue Plate, and we’ll have plenty of hot dogs for little kids (and big ones) as well. Good food, good drink and front row seats—what could be better?
Friday, June 9
The first Full Moon of the approaching summer calls for a menu drenched in early summer delights—especially strawberries! Join us in celebrating a plethora of excellent dishes and a precious little ruby red fruit under the pale and lovely Strawberry Moon.
Friday, May 26
It’s the annual Herdic Shad Smoke! Featuring Sid Furst and his shad-smoking boys on the back alley smoker, and a delicious menu loaded with lots of smoke and lemon, it’s a night not to be missed…
Sunday, May 14
The Herdic House will be open and serving dinner for Mother’s Day, from 11 am-1 pm. Come celebrate your mother and mothers everywhere with a delicious meal in the most beautiful dining room in Williamsport!
Friday, May 5
Join us for First Friday, as we welcome our May artist Theresa Crowley Spitler to the Herdic House. Ms. Spitler’s vibrant pastels will grace our lounge for the month of May, with an opening from 6-8 pm on May 5. And in the kitchen, naturally, we’ll be featuring an inventive menu of some of our favorite Cinco de Mayo recipes…
The Herdic House is among the finest examples of Italian Villa architecture in the state, and guests are welcome to tour the restaurant. Its distinctive features include ornate plaster moldings and arches, and a mahogany stairway that curves three floors to a cupola. The ornate first floor mouldings and the acanthus-leafed fluted columns on the porches are original to the building, and the intriguing three-story chandelier has captivated many visitors. The bar, in the rear of the building, was created from the witness stand of the demolished county courthouse, and the fan was taken from the same building.
For reservations, please call 570-322-0165 or email email@example.com