You're probably not finished Christmas shopping, but who cares? Take a break from the shopping lines and experience these great food events happening this week.
Scotch always tastes better in the winter. Learn a little history lesson on Monday, Dec. 22 at Good King Tavern (614 S. 7th St.) during a scotch tasting featuring Glenfiddich (15 year, 18 year, retro). The tasting is priced at $30 and includes a tasting, a chat with an ambassador, and complimentary charcuterie with cheese. The event has two seatings: 8 p.m. or 10 p.m.
Celebrate the final days of Hanukkah with seasonal suds from He'brew Beer Company on Tuesday, Dec. 23 at Devil's Den (1148 South 11th Street). Beginning at 7 p.m. enjoy craft selections from the company such as Barrel Aged Rejewvanator, Funky Jewbalation 14, Jewbalation Reborn, and Hop Manna.
If the Christmas dinner you made wiped you out and left you with no leftovers, take the day off from the kitchen on Friday, Dec. 26 and treat yourself to a Traditional French Christmas Dinner: Diner Noel at Bistrot La Minette (623 South St.). For $65 or an optional wine pairing for $100, guests will enjoy menu items such as chestnut soup, duck, oysters, bacon chives, and more. The dinner is offered during normal hours and is also available Dec. 27-30.
Boxing Day is celebrated in England, so what better way to celebrate the holiday than at British pub The Victoria Freehouse (10 S. Front St.). Beginning at 7:45 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 26, the bar will honor this holiday by offering $11 bubble and squeak, a $12 English Breakfast, $4.50 Tennents Lager pints, and more. For those soccer fans out there, the telly will be on playing the matches.
If you haven't been to any beer festivals this year, you still have one last chance. On Sunday, Dec. 28, World Café Live in Philadelphia (3025 Walnut St.) gives home to their 7th annual Winter Beer Festival for an evening of American seasonal craft brews from names such as Goose Island, Starr Hill, Flying Fish, and more. Beers will start pouring at 1 p.m. and tickets cost $40.