Welcome to the Merchantman Pub Newsletter ONLINE!!!! Every month there will be a newsletter with a ton of information about the Pub and some extra tidbits of fun. We will spotlight one local supplier and one of own every month and the bottom of each newsletter will have a trivia question and an entry ballot to print off to win some fantastic prizes.
Did You Know....
..... the highest selling Christmas song EVER is White Christmas?
..... the first country to use the tradition of the Christmas tree was Germany?
..... the Buche de Noel (a delicious confection of chocolate cake and rich pastry cream rolled into the shape of a log) symbolizes the belief that a large log should burn continuously on Christmas night? The next morning the ashes are scooped up and kept as a good luck charm to heal sickness, bring on needed rain and guarantee success in business.
Wintertime World Wine Social
What could be better on a winter evening……
Sitting with old friends……making new ones……..
Enjoying wines from around the world…
Foods to match…..
Come in out of the cold…. keep warm and have fun!
You and your friends will have a chance to relax, learn about wines from around the world, taste them and enjoy tapas matched to the flavorful wines.
This winter, in the course of four sessions, you will be able to explore a different country through wine and food, with Sommelier Shelly Cooke. Chef Shirleen will prepare a tapas style menu of flavors and textures to tempt your palette and complement the wines, all in the warm and cozy atmosphere of Gooner’s.
Each evening you will explore a new country, tasting 4 different wines. The food served will complement and bring out the flavor of the wines. The first of the four sessions will begin on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 6:00 pm., at Gooner’s, 56 Water Street.
You and your friends will be part of a maximum of twelve others to enjoy these evenings of relaxation, learning, flavors and fun with Shelly.
The cost is $200.00 plus tax per person for four (4) sessions.
Please contact Shelly at 902-566-3475 or shelly [dot] cookegmail [dot] com to register for the
Wintertime World Wine Social, this winter at Gooner’s.
“Wine truly is a wonderful way to interact and entertain”.
PS.Can’t do January? Shelly has agreed to do WWWS in
February and March too! Even more fun.
This month our spotlight is on the kitchen. Seth Shaw, our American man (from Lincoln, Maine), has accomplished a lot in his 24 years. Seth started out helping his grandfather make chowder for competitions – that lit the fire for Seth’s passion to cook. After attending a culinary class at a local community college, Seth worked at the “River Drivers” restaurant. He decided to continue his education, move to PEI and attend the Culinary Institute. Seth is Chef Shirl’s right-hand man, second in command, and very capable of the role. He is smart, smiley, witty and has a dry sense of humor. That is why we love him!!
Local Supplier Spotlight
Mickey Rose, besides being our most handsome supplier, is also the supplier of the best, freshest seafood around. Mickey has had years of education and experience in the industry and it shows in his quality products. He is focused on “bucking the common distribution chain of too many hands, and work directly with the fishers and producers”. You can spot the MR Seafood trucks motoring across PEI or you can find the crew at the Farmer’s Market in Charlottetown on Saturdays. If you want some of the wonderful seafood Mickey has to offer, pop by their retail store at 26 Thompson Drive in Charlottetown or visit their website www.mrseafoods.com.