Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Second Full Moon Dinner at the Freight Shed – Great food and a very full moon!

Full Buck Moon over the Kennebec
July 22, 2013

The Bath Freight Shed Alliance held its second Full Moon Dinner fundraiser under a very visible and brightly shining "Full Buck Moon" last Saturday, July 22nd. With all the sliding doors open and the moon rising over the Kennebec, some 50 guests enjoyed an exciting meal prepared by Chef Ray Franklyn of Solo Bistro of Bath. Will and Pia Nielson, owners of Solo Bistro, provided the food and drink with support from vendors at the Bath Farmers Market.

Photo credit: Will Jennings

The hors d’oeuvres plate featured a delicious basil and tomato bruschetta with a smooth pomegranate balsamic glaze, a perfect enticement of good things to follow.


A colorful and delightful salad of small roasted tender baby beets with farmers’ market greens, pickled red onion, a Hahn’s End blue cheese and velvet emulsion was served next to whet the appetite. 

Representing Chef Franklyn’s native lands, a Caribbean jerk chicken followed – with subtle baked in spices accompanied by local beet greens, Callaloo, fried plantains and herb roasted farm vegetables all with an orange poulet glaze. Yum!

An exceptional clean and tart pineapple curd bedecked with fresh raspberries and vanilla macaroons completed the meal.

A wonderful selection of wines was provided by Solo Bistro – including a dry white Collio Molamatta from Friuli-Venezia in Northeast Italy, and a red Rioja from Spain, Ermita de San Felices.

Let the feast begin!
Big Barn Coffee provided a robust coffee, Mike Fear of Now You’re Cooking provided the sparkling water and Baxter Brewing Company brought the beer – Pamola Xtra Pale Ale and Stowaway I.P.A.

Brendan Lake
Photo credit: Will Jennings

Local artists Gayla and Tim Teague exhibited some of their creative photographs of the construction of the replica Virginia being built at the Freight Shed with co-tenant Maine First Ship. Brendan Lake provided wonderful music in keeping with the event.

By the meal’s end, the reliable Full Moon had risen above the broad Kennebec on Long Reach illuminating the Freight Shed as it has for the past 110 plus years.

The upcoming Full Moon Dinners, scheduled for August 20 and September 19, will provide the offerings of Tim O’Brian of Trattoria Athene and Jon Merry of Dragonfly Cove Farms respectively.

There are only a very few openings remaining so book now! Email us to reserve your spot!

Coming up this Fall Season

Mark your Calendars!

An Oktoberfest event with varied sausage, sauerkraut, pretzels and a wide selection of beer is planned at the Freight Shed for Saturday,October 12th at noon.

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