The Bucks County Taste Dinner Club

A Spring Dinner at Vela


Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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140 Veterans Lane
Doylestown, PA 18901

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Lynne Goldman 
Bucks County Taste Dinner Club 



Classic, simple and seasonal

Vela appeared on the Doylestown restaurant radar very, very quietly. You might even say, under the radar. Chef-owner Donna Ewanciw wanted to make sure that she and her team were ready to provide the quality of food and the dining experience to meet her standards. But after a soft opening last Fall, the word is out. Vela (pron. vay-la) is Italian for “sail.” And sail into Doylestown it has.

I sat down with Donna to talk about Vela. She shared her thoughts on food, values and tradition. Here's an excerpt from the article on

The food: "Our dishes are crafted with tradition, with an Italian accent, but with a lightness to it. I want the food prepared simply so that you can taste the main components of the dish. Each dish is no more than five ingredients with a strong focus on seasonal vegetables. I’m committed to doing what’s right by the food."

The values: "Traditions, family, hospitality, consistency, culture. We grew up with the tradition of being around the table with family. It’s important to find that time to sit and enjoy with friends, family." 

Join us for a warm, relaxed and delicious evening at Vela on Sunday, April 28. See the menu below. Let us know of any dietary restrictions. Vela also has a great wine and cocktail selection from their bar. [NOT byob]

Sunday, April 28, 2019
6 - 9 pm

$60 per person
[INCLUDES tax and gratuity]

Deadline to register is April 21


Chef's Amuse Bouche

1st Course

Grilled Shrimp 
with Frisee, Citrus Aioli

with Squash, Sea Scallops

2nd course

with Quinoa Parmesan Batter, Tomato, Mozzarella

Vela's Signature Meatballs

Cortecce Pasta 
with Sweet Peas, Mint, Basil, Cream

3rd course

with Fennel, Herb Potato

Veal Short Ribs 
with Smoked Bacon Risotto, Grilled Asparagus

with Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes, Smoked Paprika, Artichokes


Blueberry Crisp 
with Vanilla Ice Cream