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Breakfast with the Arts: Part 2

The Art of Nature and the Home

The Garden Cafeteria at Winterthur is reconfigured during Sunday Brunch to create a more intimate dining space focused on food and the glories of the gardens. Diners must stroll past the dessert offerings first, tempting them to forgo other buffet items. This would be unfortunate,

Images courtesy of Winterthur

Images courtesy of Winterthur

since the eclectic buffet items regularly change and include such varied options as sushi, crisp salads and fresh fruit. Boomers who visited the 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair will find memorable Belgian waffles on the menu. Sparkling champagne beautifully enhances the omelets made to order.

Sunday Brunch is served from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

The Holiday Brunch menu at Winterthur offers special seasonal temptations, including Berry Muffins with Nutmeg Sugar, Sweet Cream & Currant Mini Scones with Fig & White Raisin Baked Apples and Smoked Salmon on Mini Potato Pancakes with Dill Sour Cream & Fried Capers.

Yuletide at Winterthur allows visitor to experience traditions of the past and dazzling displays in this special wintertime tour. Be transported to a 19th-century market square to see how preparations for winter festivities began, and in celebration of the exhibition Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition, see the scrumptious evolution of the holiday meal from the colonial period to the early national period. Enjoy Winterthur’s unique version of a winter wonderland as you meander through a re-created woodland path offering vistas of the Winterthur Garden enveloped in snow.

Whether you are taking in the breathtakingly decorated trees, the colorful and exquisite room and food displays, or the winter wonderland of the garden, Yuletide at Winterthur is a feast for the eyes.


5105 Kennett Pike

Winterthur DE

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This story was first published in the News Journal in 2008, under the byline of Gail A. Sisolak. All copyrights reserved.


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Winterthur’s Enchanted Woods Creates the Perfect Setting for an Enchanted Summer Day

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WHAT: Winterthur’s Enchanted Summer Day

WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 11:00 am–3:00 pm

WHERE: Winterthur’s Enchanted Woods, 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, Delaware

Fairy princesses, enchanted woodsmen, and all magical beings are invited to run, skip, and play at Winterthur’s Enchanted Summer Day on Saturday, June 16 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Enjoy a full day of crafts, games, and face-painting as the Celtic tunes of roving musicians fill the air. Craft a silly crown while you marvel at a magician’s amazing sleight of hand. Create magic wands and magnificent mice at the arts and crafts table, and savor delicious ice cream from Woodside Farm Creamery. Dance around the Maypole, or learn how to pot a basil plant in the fantastical surroundings of this special children’s garden.

Families are also invited to explore the museum on the Once Upon a Family Tour or in Winterthur’s Touch-It Room. Capture your favorite moments from the day with a digital camera and enter your photos into the Enchanted Summer Day photo contest. The winner will receive a family membership (or renewal) to Winterthur—good for a whole year. This is a rain-or-shine event; if raindrops threaten, the magic moves inside. Most Enchanted Summer Day activities are included in Winterthur’s regular admission. For more information about the event, visit