Sunday, August 15, 2010

Trilogy returns; Molzahn is host

Wine country — ‘The Bachelor’ finalist will host food, wine and art event

  • By: David Sale  
  • Published: 6/9/2010 12:00:00 PM
   “Trilogy,” the festival of food, wine and art, will return this summer with a special guest host — Tenley Molzahn, local star of ABC’s “The Bachelor.”
   Molzahn will return to the Allison Inn, scene of her hometown date with bachelor Jake Pavelka, and members of “Team Tenley” will have the chance to get up close and personal with the reality TV star.
   “Tenley is a true modern-day princess,” said Sheryl Kelsh, executive director of the Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce. “Her real-life story mirrors the trials and happy ending of a quintessential fairytale.”

   Although she may not have taken the final rose, Molzahn won the affection of viewers in Newberg and across the nation — and is rumored to be returning to TV as the star of “The Bachelorette.”
   On June 25, she will host a four-course winemakers’ dinner prepared by chefs from The Joel Palmer House, Farm to Fork, The Allison’s own Jory restaurant and Sweetest Thing Cupcakes, with wine pairings by Willamette Valley Vineyards, Elk Cove Winery, Erath Winery, Rex Hill and Lange Estate Winery.
   Later that evening, the Artist Quick Draw features a live demonstration and question-and-answer with 18 local artists, including Ramona Youngquist, Michael Orwick, Shannon Ray and Susan Day, working in a variety of mediums.   The pieces created by the artists will then be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce. For sales, call 503-538-2014.
   Tickets to the dinner and auction are $125 per person, but the event continues — at a more modest price — from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Oakhurst Thoroughbred Farm, 18715 N.E. Highway 240. It will feature food, wine and art from more than 60 regional vendors. For more information, visit www.TrilogyNewberg. ccom

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