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 at Boston Public Market, Presented by The Trustees
When is the last time you had a bite of dandyfunk? Or enjoyed a sip of snagaree?
Join The Trustees, the Old North Church & Historic Site, and The Fireplace for a culinary adventure through the maritime victuals of our seafaring forebears. You’ll try these recipes and many others as we experience firsthand the way food and menu reflected class structure on the seas. Renowned chef Jim Solomon of The Fireplace has devised a menu that will take you on a journey from the simplicity of the sailor’s board to the richness of the captain’s table with dishes like Hard Tack ‘Biskit’, Cornmeal Porridge with Sautéed Carrots and Bacon, Poor John Cod Cakes with “Limey” Mayo, and Madeira Braised Mutton with Turnips, Carrots, Bacon Hash and Currant Studded Rice. Lift your cup of the sailor’s Rum Tea Punch; toast the evening with some Snagaree: it’s going to be an unforgettable and delightful night!
What is Old North’s connection to the sea? Many of Old North’s original pew owners and parishioners were sea captains, privateers, and merchants. Old North’s steeple, the tallest point in Boston until 1830, beckoned home those in the sea-faring industry and was often the most welcome sight to those on board a ship entering Boston Harbor.