There doesn't need to be a special occasion to dine at Harrison's but we enjoy planning special menus for some of life's extra special celebrations and favorite holidays.
Holiday | New Year's Eve | Valentine's Day | Rustic Italian | Tropical Fusion | Spice! | Penn State Graduation | Mother's Day | Summer Seafood Specials | Seasonal Sports Fare | the Cranberry & the Nut | Thanksgiving to Go
We're celebrating the holidays this year with a culinary trip around the world! Our Holidays around the World menu makes stops at many different global destinations with special dishes inspired by the amazing variety of ingredients and flavors other regions have to offer.
» View the 2013 Holiday Menu here
New Year's Eve
At Harrison's, we believe in indulging in great food, in a relaxed atmosphere while remembering the current year and anticipating the new year. Harrison's dining room is the perfect place to celebrate with a low-key but high-taste evening on New Year's Eve.
» See the 2012 New Year's Eve menu here
We are all about "Undivided Attention" at Harrison's on Valentine's Day! Our undivided attention is on fresh ingredients, great taste and superb service, so that yours can be on your Valentine. We offer two ways to Eat Well, Drink Well on this romantic holiday each year:
- Valentine's Day Dining - You set the time, we'll set the table and together we'll set the mood for a very special celebration. In addition to our full menu, we offer romantic Rustic Italian (see menu above)
- A Romantic Valentine To-Go Dinner Menu - If a quiet, romantic evening at home is preferred this Valentine's Day - pre-order a chef-prepared meal to heat and romantically serve in your own space. Just add some candles, flowers and a bottle of wine!
Rustic Italian Menu
Harrison's explores the robust flavors of rustic Italy - the old world flavors of coast and countryside. This is one of our most popular menus. We recommend bringing a group of 4 or more and sampling the entire menu together!
» View the 2013 Rustic Italian Menu!
Tropical Fusion - Brightest Flavors of the Islands
"Tropical Fusion – the brightest flavors of the Islands" is a sunny menu that our customers enjoy in March. It is our way of taking everyone to the Caribbean islands for an amazing blend of tropical tastes and multicultural influences. This menu included delicious fresh seafood and tropical fruits, an infusion of Latin and African flavors, and hot weather herbs and vegetables like avocado, pineapple, yuca, green plantain, cilantro and mango. For many, Caribbean Bananas Foster or sips from a Guava-tini completed the meal. Sandals were optional.
» View our 2012 Tropical Fusion Menu!
Spice! This special menu features the delicious flavors of the spice-producing regions of Southeast Asia and the surrounding islands - some call it Southeast-Asian-Fusion. This menu is a crowd pleaser, with people coming back several times to try all the selections. While everything on the menu is delicious, a few to note are Ginger Margarita, Indian Spiced Sweet Potato & Salmon Cakes, Green Papaya Salad, Malaysian Pork Satay, Soto Ayam - Indonesian Chicken Soup.
» View the 2013 Spice! menu here
Penn State Graduation
Each year, Harrison's offers a Penn State Graduation Prix Fixe Menu for Penn State's spring graduation weekend. We make your special achievement a distinctive celebration with a menu that includes our fresh salad bar, hors d'oeuvres, fresh bread, delicious top-notch entrées and assorted desserts. Full bar service, including bubbly is available!
» See the 2013 prix fixe menu here
Mother's Day is one of our three most popular days of the year - bringing Mom to Harrison's says special! With deliciously creative food, a relaxed yet upscale atmosphere, and friendly, caring service, the mother that you celebrate will know how much you care. We traditionally serve our full dinner menu plus some special Mother's Day features, such as the ever-popular Lobster Wrapped Scallops Beurre Blanc with Fresh Asparagus. Reservations fill up quickly for this day so please reserve early. Another hint: Harrison's Gift Cards make excellent Mother's Day gifts!
» See the 2013 Mother's Day menu here
Summer Seafood Specials
Being landlocked in Central Pennsylvania doesn't keep us from serving delicious seafood in State College. We go out of market to the Eastern seashore to select the freshest harvest from the sea including summer favorites that include seasonal soft shell crabs in June, fresh day boat scallops in July, and succulent lump crab in August. View our Summer menus here:
» Soft Shell Crab Menu, June 2013
» Day Boat Scallop Menu, July 2013
» Lump Crab Menu, August 2013
the Cranberry & the Nut
As our thoughts turned to holidays and winter flavors, we created some new seasonal features. This popular menu started November 5, 2013 and was offered until Thanksgiving.
» View the 2013 Cranberry & the Nut Menu here
Thanksgiving to Go
Take Home Ready & Delicious! Whether you are hosting your first Thanksgiving or your thirty-first, let's face it, this is the big meal of the year. This American tradition can feel overwhelming but it doesn't have to - with a little (or a lot) of help from Harrison's! We have meals for as few as two ready for pick up at the restaurant at your scheduled time. If trimmings are what you need, pick and choose the favorite sides of your choice or if the "main attraction" is all you need, we can help with a whole roasted turkey or sliced, seasoned turkey breast.
» View the 2013 Thanksgiving Menu here
Seasonal Sports Fare -
We Are...Coach Inspired!
Traditionally our September menu has had a sports theme and 2012 seemed like the right time to try something new. In September (and it was so popular, also in October!) our special menu featured some personal menu favorites of some of our winningest Penn State fall sports coaches. Thanks to the coaches for sharing some of their favorites with us!
» View the 2012 Coach Inspired Favorites selections here
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