Congratulations, Mehgan Jarvie. You’re our winner!

Thank you to everyone for reading The Town Dish and entering our Brandywine Ballet + Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant Giveaway. 

Before Brandywine Ballet’s production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz hits the stage on May 3 – 5, they’re teaming up with The Town Dish in search of a recipe inspired by the famous story. Perhaps your family passed down the secret to an Over the Rainbow Trout dish or maybe you’re witty enough to create something brand new? How do Yellow Brick Brownies sound?

Whatever it is from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz that inspires you, The Town Dish and Brandywine Ballet want you to turn that into a recipe and submit the concept for a chance to WIN BIG. How big, you ask?

One lucky and creative winner will score:

  • Two tickets to Brandywine Ballet’s performance of Wizard of Oz (tickets details & show times)
  • Their personal recipe shared via Brandywine Ballet’s website and monthly e-newsletter
  • A feature published on West Chester Dish to highlight the winner’s recipe, their personal story, and share photos

That’s not all!

Also granted to the best Wizard of Oz-inspired recipe will be TWO TICKETS to a Beer vs. Wine Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in West Chester ($150.00 value). The dinner, unfolding April 11 at 6 pm, will feature five courses, with five beers and five wines. See the full menu below then keep scrolling for contest entry details!


Maiale Tuscan Salami Salad

mâche, shaved baby artichokes, parmigiano reggiano, fresh lemon, herbs and extra virgin olive oil

Paired with Hefeweizen and Carpineto, Super Tuscan White “Dogajolo”


Grilled Octopus Skewers

smoked paprika potatoes, dehydrated cherry tomatoes and charred piquillo coulis

Paired with Rising Sun IPA and Leese Fitch, Sauvignon Blanc


Herb Basted Halibut

red beet risotto, saffron-yellow beet puree and micro beet greens

Paired with Saison and Hahn Estate, Pinot Noir


Goat Cheese Stuffed Lamb Chops

red pepper-black currant jam and scallion oil whipped potatoes

Paired with Abbey Dubbel and Cigar Zin, Zinfandel


Milk Chocolate Panna Cotta

fresh berry compote and mint foam

Paired with Peppermint Patty Stout and Cesari, Ripasso

How do you win all that?

Post your original recipe concept (no specifics needed yet) in the comment section below.

Wait patiently until March 15 when The Town Dish and Brandywine Ballet select a winner.

Sounds pretty easy, right? We think so and we hope it inspires your creative juices. The Town Dish and Brandywine Ballet can’t wait to review your unique responses and pick a special winner down the [yellow brick] road.

Now, my pretty, it’s time to start entering.

Wizard of Oz cupcake courtesy of