418 4th Street • Marietta, Ohio 45750 • 740.373.4180

Food History: A Meal from theThe Pioneers

Monday, September 18, 2023 – 6pm to 8pm

Join us as we recreate an iconic meal from David McCullough’s The Pioneers. In the book, Manasseh Cutler describes an elegant banquet held at “the president’s house” by invitation of Thomas Jefferson. Taste our interpretation of an iconic Jeffersonian meal while learning about Manasseh and his role in the journey toward the Northwest Ordinance from expert local historian, Bill Reynolds.


The menu reflects elements of Manasseh’s description of his meal at the White House. Additional inspiration was taken from Jefferson’s iconic culinary style. During his presidency and at home in Monticello, Jefferson treated guests to French influenced cuisine, but featured locally cultivated ingredients.

First Course
Wild Rice Soup & Biscuit

Second Course
Pork, Brined & Smoked w. Raisin Butter Sauce
Roasted Carrots, Beets, & Red Onion

Third Course
Swedish Cream w. Fresh Fruit

Time: 6pm – 8pm

First Congregational Church Fellowship Hall

318 Front St., Marietta, OH

$45/Castle Members (Use Code “foodmember” at check out)


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Have a group of 6 or more? Call about our group rate.

**Reservations required by 5pm Wednesday, September 13**




In partnership with The Cook’s Shop

With generous support from the Arthur and Jeane Edwards Charitable Fund, Marietta Community Foundation

The First Congregational Church

318 Front Street
Marietta, OH 45750

Home to the oldest congregation (1796) in Marietta, The First Congregational Church was originally built in 1807 as a wood-frame church. Almost a century later in 1905, a fire destroyed that structure. A year later, the church was rebuilt, this time out of yellow brick, and was dedicated on the same spot.

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