Upcoming German Christmas market, winery open house, Panciuto dinner

Posted on December 11, 2013 

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Durham’s Guglhupf is hosting a Christmas market from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

SHAWN ROCCO

Sometimes, it seems like there is never enough space in the paper for all the interesting events that are happening around the Triangle. Here are three more:

• Durham’s Guglhupf Bakery, Restaurant and Cafe is hosting its fifth annual German Christmas market from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. This event is Guglhupf’s version of the Weihnachts market popular in villages throughout Germany during the holiday season. The bakery will be selling holiday baked goods, including stollen, gingersnaps, Spekulatius (spiced cookies with almonds) and Zimtstern (cinnamon star cookies). There will be outsider artwork, collectibles, holiday gifts and gift baskets for sale.

While shopping, people can enjoy housemade bratwursts on a pretzel bun with sauerkraut and mustard, Berliner doughnuts filled with raspberry jam, apple fritters and ginger-and-honey-spiced Lebkuchen cookies. Or they can order a glass of some mulled wine called Gluhwein, apple cider or a hot toddy.

Book Harvest will be collecting new and gently-used books to pass on to children in the Triangle. There also will be live music and face painting for the children.

Guglhupf is at 2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham. More info: guglhupf.com.

•  Chatham Hill Winery is hosting its annual Holiday Open House from noon-6 p.m. Saturday. The event includes special tastings of the winery’s mulled holiday wine, drawings, food from Sarges Chef food truck, Jones House cafe and Mr. Russell’s Soups.

The cost is $12 per person or $10 for wine club members with $2 being donated to charity. The winery is 8425 Chapel Hill Road, Cary. More info: chathamhillwine.com

• Hillsborough’s Panciuto restaurant is offering its annual year-end community dinner at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The menu is a work in progress but here’s what chef Aaron Vandemark shared: hay-braised pork shanks; hickory-smoked pork belly with turnips; grilled pork ribs under a brick; pickles, cheese and country ham; sweet potato-apple soup with bacon cornbread; and a chestnut biscuit with maple ice cream, vincotto (a sweet Italian condiment made from cooking grapes) and orange marmalade.

It costs $70 per person. For a reservation, call 919-732-6261. The restaurant is at 110 S Churton St., Hillsborough. More info: panciuto.com

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