It's The Merchantman Pub's June Newsletter!!!! Summer is here and hopefully the weather will be fantastic!!! We are gearing up for a fun and busy Summer season!!!
Our new Summer Menu is ready and will be available on June 6th (assuming the printer has our new menus printed and returned to us on time!!!). The new menus will be posted on the website at the end of the week - there are a lot of new creations from the entire kitchen staff. One perk of this job is taste testing many of these wonderful new dishes. Chef Shirleen and her team have really outdone themselves, in my opinion. My favorite is the Lobster Linguine - this year it's made with Famous Pepper's Pasta - fresh PEI pasta and lobster...... YUMMY!!!!
Father's Day is on the 19th - we are not open - but we do wish all the Dad's a very Happy Father's Day!!!!!
Next month is the Pub's Birthday Party - details will be posted on our Facebook Page or on Twitter. Follow us @MerchantmanPub!!!!
May's Trivia winner is Freda Hickox!!! Freda knew that Chapulines are Mexican, deep fried grasshoppers - a delightful treat!!! Freda wins a dinner valued up to $17.95. Congrats Freda!!!!
June is Tourism Month!!! Check out this info..... http://www.gov.pe.ca/index.php3?number=news&newsnumber=7789&dept&lang=E
Rediscover the Island!!! My favorite places are the West Point Lighthouse and Canoe Cove Beach!!!
Katie Dawson is in the spotlight this month. Katie is one of the newer additions to the kitchen staff - she is definitely a welcome addition. Katie could teach a few people about getting things done and accomplished in the kitchen. She is cool under fire and has an awesome work ethic. She has been a quick learner and a hard worker. Katie also has some great ideas - like her "Sweet Nothings" dessert we ran as the Dessert of the Day - DELICIOUS!!!! Katie will be attending the Culinary Institute in the fall to fulfill her dream of becoming a chef - inspired by her grandmother. Katie's aunt Marilyn also used to work at The Pub.
No matter what Katie does or where her travels take her, she will undoubtedly be successful. Her kind and helpful demeanour will make her the best in any kitchen!!!
Local Supplier Spotlight
Queen Street Meat Market has been supplying The Merchantman Pub with burgers, rib eyes, mussels and delicious aged cheeses for years. The quality of their products and their willingness to customize cuts of meat for us is outstanding.
They offer quality seafood, meat, poultry and other items that are of the highest quality and customized to your needs.
Need some lobster, oysters or mussels shipped to famil or friends in Canada? They can do that too.
Contact Myron or Ann Turner, owners of Queen Street Meat Market, @ 894-7336 or stop by the store @ 368 University Avenue (across from Dairy Queen) from 8-5 Mon - Fri or 8-4 on Saturday.
Did You Know????
Did you know.....
...... that according to Hallmark, Father's Day is the 5th largest card-sending holiday?
..... that one in four lobsters is blue - because of a genetic mutation that produces too much protein and mixes with the red pigments to turn them blue? And that there is a 1 in 1 million chance of finding an albino losbter which lacks in color pigmentation?
..... that the Puffin is the Provincial bird of NFLD and Labrador? PEI's is the blue Jay, Alberta's is the Great Horned Owl and NS is the only province without a Provincial bird.
..... that the population of PEI (as of July 1st, 2010) was estimated to be 142,266? The median age was 42.1 years; 51.1% were females and 48.9% were males; and the population of Canada was 34,108,752.