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Here’s the Deal On Alchemy…

We will be reopening fall 2014 with Chef Paolo Laboa in the kitchen. Paolo’s menu will consist of genuine Northern Italian cuisine that showcases the freshest, local ingredients at approachable prices.


If you want to catch Paolo before the opening, he will be touring the Serenitee Group restaurants. Paolo will work the team to create a signature dish that reflects his interpretation of the restaurant’s cuisine.


Head to Facebook for more information on where Paolo is: https://www.facebook.com/AlchemyBistro

Thank you!
Sam 

Paolo and Chef Scott at Opus

GloucesterCast Taped 1/26/14 With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guests Toby Pett and Kim Smith

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GloucesterCast Taped 1/26/14 With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guests Toby Pett and Kim Smith

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Topics include:

Polar Vortex, Alberta flipper,local restaurant talk including DeWolf Tavern, new theme at Alchemy, The Mexican Touch, Sticky Fingers, Changes on the blog, addressing Craig Kimberley’s statement that the blog has gotten too soft, Bill O’Connor helps to streamline the blog, words to people who begrudge contributors to promote their work on the blog, Art Haven Buoy Auction Kudos, Kim’s Not So-Teasing Butterfly announcement.

Alchemy brings New Orleans to New England for New Year’s Eve

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Alchemy will be celebrating 2014 New Orleans style with cocktails inspired by the Big Easy, creole fare and smooth jazz.

Sip Sazeracs while enjoying Chef Scott’s special prix fixe menu

Alchemy will be celebrating 2014 New Orleans style with cocktails inspired by the Big Easy, creole fare and smooth jazz.

Sip Sazeracs while enjoying Chef Scott’s special prix fixe menu:

 1st Course
Fried Oyster Po’Boy
Confit Alligator Hush Puppies
Maque Choux Salad

2nd Course
Sous Vide Grilled Filet Tenderloin
New Orleans Cassoulette
Crab & Crawdad Etouffee

3rd Course
Orange & Cinnamon Beignets
Glazed Doughnut Bread Pudding

 Judith Murray and her trio will be crooning jazz standards throughout the night, and guests who order the specialty prix fixe menu ($75) will also score a ticket to Minglewood’s New Year’s Eve party right down the street! Call for Reservations: 978.281.3997

Power, Women, & Alchemy

My friend Silvie is yet again shaking up the scene, and in a good way. In September she hosted a successful event at Savour http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2013/09/23/savours-grand-slam-event/. This month it's at Alchemy on Monday, December 2nd from 5pm to 8pm. She stressed that you need to get your tickets before Thanksgiving, because they're selling fast. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door. 10% of proceeds go to Pathways for Children.

My friends Silvie Lockerova and Annette Dion are again shaking up the scene, and in a good way. In September they hosted a successful event at Savour http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2013/09/23/savours-grand-slam-event/. Next month it’s at Alchemy on Monday, December 2nd from 5pm to 8pm. They stress that you need to get your tickets before Thanksgiving, because they’re selling fast. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door. 10% of proceeds go to Pathways for Children.

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Challenge at Alchemy – November 19

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Challenge

Location: Alchemy
Date: November 19, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $25
To keep with the season of giving, bring a canned good with you to the event for The Open Door, and we will match your donation can for can. 

Are you [or someone close to you] a vegetarian who feels a little left out during the Thanksgiving season? Do pilgrim sandwich specials and Pinterest boards devoted to Thanksgiving leftovers bum you out? Then, Alchemy has the chef throw down for you!

On November 19th Chef Scott Jensen takes on the team at Organic Garden Cafe of Beverly in a Vegetarian Thanksgiving Challenge – and, trust us, this is nothing like your grocery store’s tofurkey. At the challenge, every guest will receive a signature challenge cocktail, a Thanksgiving-inspired dish from each chef, and the opportunity to cast their vote for the winner!

Come join the fun and say hi to Peter who will be the MC for the event.

Wicked Tuna Throwdown at Alchemy Tuesday 9/10

Wicked Tuna Challenge

This Tuesday, September 10th, Alchemy’s Chef Scott Jensen will challenge Chef Steve Morlino of Boston’s Union Bar and Grille to a Wicked Tuna throw down! Both chefs will whip up their best dish using the famed tuna – yes, the tuna from the show – and YOU will get the chance to choose the winner.  Peter Van Ness will MC the contest just like a seafood throwdown, but YOU are the judges and Cape Ann TV will film — even in the kitchen!

The Wicked Tuna Challenge starts at 7:30 – so don’t be late. For $25, every guest gets a signature challenge cocktail made with Gloucester’s own Ryan & Wood spirits, a Wicked Tuna dish from each chef, and the opportunity to cast their vote for the winner. Oh, and did we mention Chef Scott Jensen got his start in Boston at Union Bar and Grille?

Call Alchemy (978.281.3997) to reserve your spot now – space is limited!

Wicked Tuna Challenge
Location: Alchemy, 3 Duncan Street Gloucester, MA

Date: September 10, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $25

Dinner Dealer Card of The Week-Alchemy We used our first one today at Lat 43

If you’re feeling a little adventurous for dinner tonight, or want to make a great first impression on a first date — swing into Alchemy’s Bistro. Their inventive and creative menu will keep you coming back for more.

Or maybe you’d prefer a warm intimate atmosphere by the fire while sipping a cocktail or drinking a beer from their impressive selection of ales and brews. Alchemy is the type of place where you can retreat from the stresses of everyday life, slow down and recharge those batteries. At the same time, you can also pull together your friends for a fun night out at Alchemy and share a bunch of their amazing small plates—Tapas style! 

With produce and meats locally sourced, Alchemy’s menu is designed to highlight and celebrate the flavors of the season. Long story short, you have to go. But don’t just take our word for it, check out their online ratings . . .

Yelp — 4.5 out of 5 stars (110 Reviews)

Trip Advisor — 4 out of 5 stars (95 Reviews)

Open Table — 4.4 out of 5 stars (127 Reviews)

Need we say more?! Shuffle through your Dinner Dealer deck of cards, and find the $10 off coupon to Alchemy. Now, go and eat! 

www.DinnerDealer.com
DINE OUT. DINE LOCAL. DINE OFTEN.

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What? You don’t have a deck yet? No worries! You can get ‘em online.

FYI, Dinner Dealer has teamed up with 5—women-owned—North Shore businesses to create an amazing Mother’s Day Gift Set ( including *bonus coupon* to Mamie’s Kitchen )! Order yours by Thursday, May 9 to receive in time for Mum’s Day. 

Check it out at https://www.DinnerDealer.com/Mom

GloucesterCast 4/30/13 With Chamber CEO Robert Heidt

GloucesterCast 4/30/13 With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guest Chamber CEO Robert Heidt

Click to listen- Host Joey Ciaramitaro

Topics Include:
Seaport Grille, Alchemy, The Landing, Calas, Lobster Land, Castle Manor Inn, Ohana, The Franklin, Lat 43, The Patio, CapeAnnChamber.com, Golf Tourney, Small Business Week, Secretary of Education, Pleasant Surprises, Death Row Sub, Death Row Meal, Free Activities,Contact The Chamber

For More Info On Cape Ann Spring Restaurant week Deals-

www.capeannchamber.com/rw

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No- Brainer! Go See EJ and My Two Buddies Show and Get Half Off At Alchemy With This Groupon (there’s only two days left to get this deal)

EJ and My Two Buddies Show is hanging at Alchemy through January 4th.  Why not buy this groupon that has two days left to get before it disappears, head to Alchemy to see the show, get one of their INSANE KOBE BEEF Burgers and if you like one of our pieces buy one which 10% of the money goes to the Gloucester Education Fund.

Wins all the way around!!!

Click here for the Alchemy $30 for $15 deal

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Alchemy Kobe Beef Burger-  The Best Burger In Gloucester

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Two Buddies Show Photos by Anthony Marks

Thank you so much to everyone that came out to support EJ and my show at Alchemy.  Thank you Anna and James Eves from Cape Ann Giclee for their quick turnaround and super high quality work creating my photos into canvas wraps (you don’t have to be a professional photographer to visit James and Anna at 20 Maplewood Ave and have a canvas wrap of your work created) 

I’m really proud of the work.  Really proud of it.

Unfortunately we had a boat that stayed out lobstering past the time that the show ran so I could only manage to stop in to say hi in between offloading lobster boats and didn’t get out of work til after the show was over.  For the brief time I could stop in it was great to see many of our FOB’s and people from the Gloucester Education Fund who 10% of the proceeds of the sale of our work at Alchemy will go to.

if anyone else has photos from our opening could you send them in to goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com I know Charlie Carroll was snapping away and Jason Grow was taking photos as well.  I’d love to see what I missed.

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Don’t panic, we’ve figured tonight out for you

Raffle Prizes for the GCA FundraiserYou’re overwhelmed.  So are we.  That’s why we’ve got an itinerary that you can follow to make sure you get everything you really want to do into tonight.  It’s good practice for tomorrow (Men’s night in case you haven’t been paying attention).

For those of you who like to start early, it’s dinner at Jalapenos GCA fundraiser at 5pm.  While you’re there, enter to win some great prizes pictured to the right.  You don’t have to be present when the prizes are drawn in order to win.  Just be sure your name is on the raffle ticket.

At 6:30 catch the PART 1 premiere of Dan King on his Local Music Seen with Allen Estes farewell tribute with special guest J.B. Amero that we previewed in this post.  You can run home to catch the show, or, better yet, ask the bar manager where ever you are to turn the TV to Channel 12.

Then at 7, head over to Alchemy to see Chelsea Berry and drop off a toy for the Pathways Toy Drive.

Finish up the night at with Fly Amero and his 80s rock star guest Jon Butcher at the Rhumb Line.  Whew!

Then be sure to get plenty of rest so you can start all over tomorrow at Men’s Night.

Maggies Farm

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Last night we stopped at Mark McDonough’s newest restaurant, Maggies Farmlocated in Middleton. Disclaimer: our son Alex recently started working there although, I can honestly say, our dinners were simply outstanding. And as you can see in the photos, the portions are enormously generous.

Maggies Farm Restaurant Middleton ©Kim Smith 2012-2Alex recommended the Nachos and, even though I generally dislike shouty capitals– WOW is all I can say!

The host Kai was gracious and friendly and our waitress was super professional and efficient. The ambiance was warm, welcoming, and fun, and the crowd ranged in age from 20-somethings through the ages including dating couples, sports bar fans, a group of women getting together after work, and sitting next to us, was a grandmother with her granddaughter discussing the granddaughter’s upcoming wedding plans.

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Husband Tom ordered the Fish and Chips. I did not try the fish however, the onion rings were the best I have ever tasted–extra crispy flavorful golden brown on the outside, perfectly sweet, tender onions within. We were not sitting under the lights and I apologize for the not-so-great photos, but we’ll be back often. I ‘d love to return at lunch time for better photos and to try more items on the menu. I struggled to decide and was more than happy with the delicious Pan Roasted Chicken with cranberry cornbread stuffing, parsnips, Brussel sprouts, and gravy (and much too full after the perfectly enormous plate of nachos to eat all my dinner). The menu is a collection of favorite comfort food from many cuisines, and is comfort food at its most sublime. For sushi-lovers, the sushi looked very tempting and is half-off on Monday nights. I can see any number of reasons to head over to Maggies for lunch or for dinner as it is only a five minute drive past the long stretch of shops, stores, and car dealerships that line Rt. 114. Maggies is located adjacent to Richardson’s Farm. When the weather warms it will be lots of fun to make a night of Richardson’s mini golf and dinner at Maggies!

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The name Maggies Farm Restaurant is taken from the Bob Dylan song he penned (from the album Bringing it All Back Home), after his departure from acoustic folk to electric rock. See Mark McDonough’s Gloucester restaurants Alchemy, Latitude 43, and Minglewood.

EJ Lefavour’s opening at Alchemy

On Thursday night, I joined the other GMG contributors, FOBs, local artists, friends, and passers-by at EJ’s show opening at Alchemy.  I got there right at the start.  Of course, EJ was there with her radiant smile, putting the last touches on things.

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Wine and munchies were served, with Alchemy’s usual aesthetic and culinary flair.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8066/8232924697_4d459aeeab_z.jpgThere was a good turnout of people, and EJ made a number of sales in the time I was there (including a print that I bought on the spot and another I ordered in a custom size…). Not surprising, given the beauty and uniqueness of her work.

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Go down and check out the art! Maybe you’ll find just the right painting, photo or print to give to a family member or friend for Christmas.

- Fr. Matthew Green

Alchemy of Art Opening – Wednesday August 8th 5:30-7:30

From Jim Clyde:
“When the immortal Scottish poet Robert Burns penned the words….”the best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang oft agley…” he must have had the plein air painter in mind.

Many times I have set up my easel in the brilliant sun of a mid-winter day only to find a short time later that the temperature has dropped 20 degrees and the wind has created a chill factor that renders one’s fingers inoperable.  Struggle on or pack it up?

Or the refulgent summer sky deteriorates into overcast and thunderstorms.  Not wishing to confirm Franklin’s theory of electricity, I fold up my easel and head home.

But there is nothing quite like painting outdoors, or “en plein air”.  Under the tutelage of Gloucester painter/teacher David Curtis, I have gained an appreciation of outdoor painting and the spontaneity that it necessarily generates.  By the way, you can always identify a painting that’s been done en plein air…. There are bugs and grass in the paint!”

Jim Clyde

Come join us to see Jim and his work this coming Wednesday evening to Alchemy’s brick room gallery from 5:30-7:30 PM.  And when you’re done taking in the view, if you’re still feeling frisky stick around for some live music by John Rockwell and some ladies night delights.  Music from 7-9.

Have you figured out what to do for Father’s Day? (It’s Sunday)

Ok here are some great ideas:

  1. Stuff the kids in the car and take a Sunday drive to Latitude43 for their Classic Car Meet and Honky Tonk BBQ.  They are having pulled pork in the smoker and smokin’ hot Johnny Carwash beating out classic 60’s surf songs and rockabilly.
  2. Linda Amero Trio at Captain Carlo’s
  3. Brunch at Alchemy with Flynn Cohen & Friends
  4. Brunch at Seaward Inn with Julie Dougherty

That’s 4 ideas from 11am – 3pm.  10 more choices after 3pm and 14 choices TODAY (Sat)! Check out the full list here.

Get out and enjoy family, friends, and some great music on Cape Ann.

Hoe Down and Happenin’

Hoe Down & Happenin’  –  A Farm-to-Table Dinner
June 24, 4-9 pm
Celebrate summer and local food with Alchemy and friends at Greenbelt’s Cox Reservation
A slice of heaven on earth local food fans won’t want to miss…
A raw bar station sourced from local suppliers, BBQ lobster salad sliders, local caught yellow-fin, house-smoked pulled pork,Tendercrop Farm skirt steak…a table full of farm-fresh organic greens and vegetable salads, and desserts that will bring locavores to tears! And it’s all taking place on one of the longest nights of the year, within the magnificent surroundings of the Cox Reservation.
Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 24, 4-9pm, as Alchemy Bistro brings local fare with a flair to Greenbelt’s Cox Reservation with the Hoe Down & Happenin’, with proceeds to benefit Greenbelt’s local land conservation efforts.

Limited tickets:  $100.00 pp includes:

• Cocktail hour with music, raw bar, special local brews and wines
• Creative food stations presented by Alchemy Bistro and local artisanal
providers
• Bluegrass music featuring Flynn Cohen
• Cash bar with signature cocktails, wines and local beer
Purchase tickets online or call 978-768-7241.
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