Wednesday, June 21 @ 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Eat Like a Sailor | Dine Like a Captain
Featured Chef: Jim Solomon of The Fireplace
Location: The Kitchen, Boston Public Market
Tickets: TBD (check back for more details on tickets and pricing!)
Join Old North and The Fireplace for a culinary adventure you’ll not soon forget! Get a taste (literally!) of what life at sea was like during colonial times. Let Chef Jim Solomon teach you about nautical cuisine … and discover the difference between what captains ate and what sailors ate by sampling two distinct menus. Assume the identity of a real person who lived at sea in the 18th century and dine accordingly. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of the dietary aspect of Boston’s history and class distinctions on board a ship.
What is Old North’s connection to the sea? Many of Old North’s original pew owners and parishioners were sea captains and merchants, and in fact, our steeple was funded by the sale of logwood, a hot commodity in the 1730s but only made possible by the forced labor of enslaved Africans. That steeple, the tallest point in Boston until 1830, beckoned home those in the sea-faring industry and was often the most welcome site to those on board a ship just entering Boston Harbor.