The Merchantman Pub Newsletter
February brings with it Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, Islander Day, Jack Frost Children’s Winterfest and Scotties Tournament of Hearts!! This month at the Pub we have our Valentine’s Day Menu, Wintertime World Wine Social #2 with Shelly Cooke and Thursday’s are Pasta night with Seth Shaw, our culinary champion!!! February is Heart Month so check out the Heart & Stroke Foundation of PEI @ http://www.heartandstroke.pe.ca where they have a TON of useful information.... from the signs of a stroke to heart healthy recipes. A big congrats to Lorraine Buell who was January's Trivia winner!!!!
A Little Laughter
A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word. An earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither of them wanted to concede their position. As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats and pigs, the husband asked sarcastically, "Relatives of yours?" "Yep," the wife replied, "in-laws."
This month we our spotlight is on Steve MacLure. He is our fun-loving, footloose and fancy free man in charge of the kitchen at night!! Steve loves to have a good time and is always the life of the party. He is always keeping things lively in the kitchen – the night guys have a blast!! Steve has worked in many restaurants, some in B.C., but has returned home to PEI. Steve excels at working with the public and has done many Thursday Night Pasta Nights – of course, the ladies love him with his blue eyes and batting eyelashes!!!!
Did You Know.....
..... that February is the only month of the year that can pass without a single full moon? It is also the only month of the calendar that once every six years and twice every 11 years, will have only four full 7-day weeks.
..... that Alice Cooper (turning 63), Bob Marley (who would have been 66), John Travolta (turning 57) and Elizabeth Taylor (turning 79) all celebrate their birthdays in February?
..... that worldwide, over 50 million roses are given for Valentine’s Day each year?
Wintertime World Wine Social #2
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 next first of the next four sessions will begin on Thursday, February 10th, 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 $225.00 (tax and gratuity included) per person for four (4) sessions.
Please call Shelly at 902-566-3475 or email 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”.