A healthier diet can improve many aspects of your life and health. From losing or maintaining weight to warding off certain medical conditions, a diet rich in natural and non-processed foods becomes vital to achieving a healthier lifestyle. Thankfully, eating healthier foods does not have to translate into losing flavor and giving up the things you love. The Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar is proud to present a brand new culinary series, “The Doctor and the Chef,” featuring the vast nutritional knowledge of Bucks County's Dr. Wendy Warner paired with the Yardley Inn Executive Chef Eben Copple’s creative palate. The first event in the series, Focus on a Gluten-Free Lifestyle, takes place at the Yardley Inn on Wednesday, January 11 beginning at 7 p.m.
Wendy Warner, MD is a local holistic physician with a passion for eating well. Her belief is that the road to health starts with what we eat, drink, breathe, and how we surround ourselves. She strives to teach her patients about local resources for healthy food, pointing out that healthy is also tasty.
In this dynamic culinary program, Dr. Warner will share with guests the enormous benefits available to us by eliminating and restricting gluten from our diets while Chef Eben makes sure that taste is not sacrificed.
“Even if you don't have celiac disease, many people find they have a gluten sensitivity that causes trouble,” Dr. Warner says. “Learning how to eat well without wheat and gluten is important. The wheat we eat today is nothing like the wheat we evolved with, and has the capacity to cause serious medical conditions including GI problems, inflammation, and diabetes. The good news is that it's easy to eat really well without the wheat we've all grown so accustomed to! Chef Eben's menu is something you could make at home, because we want to make cooking accessible to everyone.”
Buckwheat blinis, cured salmon, quail egg
Polenta with sauteed shrimp and tomato
Flourless fruit cake, pears
Chef Eben plans to make everything as straightforward as possible so that guests can recreate the meals easily at home. Each guest will receive copies of the recipes used at this special dinner.
Tickets to attend this first event in “The Doctor and the Chef” series are $49.95, which includes dinner. Tax and gratuity are additional. Tickets can be purchased through the Yardley Inn. The next event in this series takes place in May with a special focus on a hormone-balancing diet. This session covers foods that help our bodies keep estrogen and progesterone in balance as well as foods that help the liver break down those hormones. The main idea behind this event is that many hormonal symptoms can be relieved with simple changes in diet.
The Yardley Inn hosts numerous themed dinner events each year, including wine dinners, beer dinners, an annual scotch dinner, and other creative themed dinners. The Yardley Inn will also be open for special holidays like Easter, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day, along with normal business hours throughout the year. To make your reservations, call 215.493.3800 or visit the Yardley Inn website (www.yardleyinn.com) to make your reservations online.
Dr. Wendy Warner will also appear an invited guest on The Dr. Oz Show on January 13, 2012.