Our 1812 Naval Dinner is coming up this Saturday, April 30, and I wanted to take one last opportunity to invite you to join the Club's officers (including me) for a dinner inspired by the seagoing adventures of Patrick O'Brian's Captain Jack Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin.
Dinner starts at four bells (6:00 p.m.). You can reserve a seat at the captain's table via Susan Converso, 917-225-6469, email@example.com. (Please see the message below for the menu.)
The Master and Commander books are great reads. Rather than clutter your Inbox with my enthusiasm, though, I've added some brief posts on the books, Saturday's menu, and O'Brian's own unlikely life to the Club's Entertainment and Restaurant forum.
Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday evening, I remain,
Yr obd't svt,
The 2022 Rear Commodore's Dinner An 1812-Style Naval Officer's Feast Saturday, April 30th, 6pm The menu - adapted by Rear Commodore Doug McCormick and Steward Anne Booth from Patrick O'Brian's books and their gastronomic companion, Lobscouse & Spotted Dog - will offer a taste of what life was like at the top of the naval hierarchy. First Course Navy Bean Soup Or New England Clam Chowder Family Style Platters Roast Pork with Crispy Crackling and Caramelized Apples Lobscouse- Corned Beef Hash with Yukon Golds and Sweet Onions Pan-Seared Atlantic Cod with Citrus Sauce and Parsley Mashed Rutabaga with Roasted Garlic Curried Rice Pilaf with Cauliflower, Peas, Toasted Cashews and Cilantro Salmagundi: English Garden Salad with Butter Lettuce, Watercress, Tomatoes, Crispy Beets, Cucumbers, Asparagus, Lemon-Hazelnut Vinaigrette Hard Tack Dessert Mixed Berry Trifle: Layered Sponge Cake with Fresh Whipped Cream, Lemon Curd, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries and Blackberries Period Dress Optional. Reservations: Susan Converso 917-225-6469, firstname.lastname@example.org Adults: $40.00 Plus tax & tip Children 3-12: $16.00 plus tax & tip