Mary Dougherty, the owner of Nicole Miller boutiques in Philadelphia, will be the inaugural speaker at the debut of Dine & Dish - a new monthly dinner series presented by Realtor and tastemaker Michelle Leonard, and hosted at The Bercy in Ardmore. The series will kick-off on Monday, January 28th with Dougherty sharing stories about her success in building her fashion empire. The evening's festivities begin at 5:30pm with a “meet and greet” reception, and dinner will then run through 8:30pm. Tickets are on sale now for $50 per person, and include a networking reception, glass of sparkling wine, three-course seated dinner, tax and gratuity. Tickets are available by calling The Bercy at (610) 589-0500.
“Dine & Dish is a brand new dinner series designed to bring together and connect members of our community with our most inspiring leaders,” said event founder, Realtor Michelle Leonard. “I couldn’t think of a bigger or better speaker to kick-off our new series. Mary is one of the Philadelphia and Main Line region’s most influential women. She has built an iconic fashion empire from the ground up. I can’t wait to help share her story and raise money for her charity!”
For the inaugural Dine & Dish, guests will enjoy a VIP experience that includes sharing wine and exceptional cuisine with Dougherty, who is the owner of Nicole Miller. Learn how this self-made entrepreneur went from her early days at the Downingtown Farmers’ Market to later creating a Philadelphia fashion empire with boutiques in Center City and in Manayunk.
As an exceptional businesswoman and community leader, Dougherty has been named one of "Pennsylvania's 50 Most Successful Business Women" by Business Journal Magazine, one of the "Top 50 Women to Watch" by Business Philadelphia Magazine and one of the "Top 25 Most Fashionable Philadelphians" by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Dougherty’s favorite motto is, "If you are fortunate enough to be successful, it is important to give something back to the community you serve.” She has selected Philabundance as the first charity for Dine & Dish - with a portion of ticket sales benefiting the hunger charity.
Tickets for Dine & Dish are $50 each, and include a complimentary glass of sparkling wine during the evening’s networking reception, a three-course meal, tax and gratuity.
Dine & Dish’s monthly wine selections will be curated by The Bercy’s Beverage Manager and award-winning Sommelier Steven Gullo. Each month’s specially prepared meals will be presented by Executive Chef Joe Monnich and his talented culinary team.
Advance tickets and reservations are required by contacting The Bercy at 610-589-0500, or by visiting Eventbrite and searching for “Dine & Dish.”
Dine & Dish is presented and organized by Leonard in partnership with The Bercy. Following the success of Leonard’s Tasty Talks, she approached Bercy owner Justin Weathers about this exciting new experience. She said, “The Bercy is the perfect setting to host intimate dinners sharing tales of inspiration and success. I love the food, the atmosphere, the service. I want to not only connect our community with amazing stories and speakers, but also a great night of food and wine on the Main Street of the Main Line in Downtown Ardmore.”
Weathers added, “The Bercy is honored to host some of the biggest names on the Main Line. Dine & Dish will be an excellent opportunity for our culinary team to really roll out the red carpet and showcase an exceptional experience. We designed our restaurant with the goal of guests creating memories and sharing their stories over great wine and food - so Dine & Dish is the perfect pairing.”
Following January’s debut with Dougherty at The Bercy, Dine & Dish will continue with Andrew Greenblatt, CEO of The Philadelphia Film Society, on Monday, February 25th, and Marcus Allan, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence, on Monday, March 25th.
The Bercy is located at 7 E Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore. Complimentary valet parking is available on Station Road right off Lancaster Avenue.
ABOUT THE BERCY
The Bercy is the crown jewel in Ardmore’s award-winning culinary scene. Executive Chef Joseph Monnich offers a modern take on the French brasserie with classically inspired cuisine, wood-fired rotisserie, fresh pastas, and steakhouse style cuts. The expansive layout features an open mezzanine, 20-foot windows, and a raw bar with fresh seafood displays.
ABOUT HOST MICHELLE LEONARD
Main Line Realtor and tastemaker Michelle Leonard is one of the region’s master connectors and premier realtors - specializing in properties on the Main Line, in Center City, Chester County, Delaware County and Montgomery County through Century 21 Advantage Gold.
Michelle passionately connects people with their dream homes - and prides herself on introducing them to new and exciting neighborhoods, restaurants and experiences. She strives to make her clients, both buyers and sellers, outrageously happy by wearing many hats to make them feel like they are wearing a crown. She also is known for her signature hat collection, that has affectionately earned her the title of “The Hat Lady.”
On her mission to bring people together, Michelle created the sold-out and buzz-filled Tasty Talks monthly luncheon series that showcases secrets and stories from our region’s newsrooms. Guests salivate over tales from the biggest names in regional media.
With Dine & Dish, Leonard wanted to share stories of inspiration in a new, exciting and larger way. Each month, she will team up with The Bercy and bring the region’s most influential leaders to the heart of Downtown Ardmore. Leonard will not only partner with her favorite restaurant, but she will continue cementing her role as a master connector in our region.