Spotlight: Dinner + Discourse, The Gift Of Travel with Karen Loftus and Matthew Lester.

The Candy Factory’s Dinner + Discourse series recently hosted an engaging evening themed “The Gift of Travel” with panelists Karen Loftus and Matthew Lester. The event, catered by the talented team at Grocery Lanc, combined stimulating conversation with exquisite dining.

Unraveling the Joys of Travel

Karen, a renowned travel writer and Adventuress in Chief at Women’s Adventure Travels, alongside Matthew Lester, an editorial photographer known for his nature and landscape work, shared their unique insights into how travel can transform lives. They discussed travel’s ability to inspire, educate, and connect, drawing from experiences ranging from bustling global cities to the serene landscapes of Lancaster County.

A Culinary Adventure

The evening also featured a specially curated menu by Jeff Grey and Katie Brown, the founders of Grocery Lanc. The dinner included a Mushroom & Gruyere Tart with a Seasonal Salad, Thai Chicken Curry (with a vegetarian option), and a delightful Pavlova with Passionfruit Curd and Citrus.

The Essence of Dinner + Discourse

Dinner + Discourse at The Candy Factory is more than just a meal; it’s an intellectual journey. Each session, moderated by Jason Mundok, brings together diverse perspectives for in-depth discussions. From gratitude to travel, these gatherings offer fresh viewpoints and a chance for meaningful conversation.

Why Join Dinner + Discourse?

It’s an opportunity to step out of the ordinary, engage in enriching dialogues, and enjoy delicious food. These events are a testament to the power of community and shared experiences.

Looking Ahead

Don’t miss our upcoming events, including “New Beginnings” with Suzette and Curtis on January 11th and “Love Language” with Melody and Megan on February 15th. For non-members, the event costs $5, while dinner, which varies each month, is an additional charge. TCF Members enjoy complimentary attendance.

Join us for the next Dinner + Discourse at The Candy Factory – where dining meets discovery.

Find a list of upcoming events here.

About The Sixth Floor

Nestled in Lancaster’s heart, The Sixth Floor is The Candy Factory’s exclusive venue, combining comfort, flexibility, and a laid-back ambiance. Ideal for intimate events, this space has been the epicenter of countless memorable nights.

Exclusive Access for TCF Members

As always, TCF members and Season Pass holders enjoyed complimentary access to this special event. For those not yet part of TCF coworking and social club community, our coworking memberships offer Season Pass Access to all our events, from music nights to various cultural gatherings.

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