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As host to the fantastic Taste of Cape Ann, the Cruiseport Gloucester was the place to be last night!
We went….and we tasted.
What a tremendous collection of Cape Ann’s finest purveyors, establishments, and eateries serving up some delicious food, decadent treats, and a choice selection of beverages…all in the name of a fantastic cause. Can you say, “Win, Win”? Many excellent raffle items also helped to raise more money and give other local businesses the opportunity to get involved in this tremendous event.
All ticket sales will go towards supporting Cape Ann YMCA Teen Service Trips to New Orleans, Navajo Nation, and Nicaragua. I’m not sure I can think of a better learning opportunity for our community’s youth than providing them the chance to help communities that are in dire need. It is worth mentioning that I couldn’t have been more impressed by the students that were in attendance to represent the YMCA last night. They were enthusiastic, incredibly helpful, and wonderfully polite. Several times throughout the evening I was asked, “Is there anything I can do for you?” and they were right there to remove plates from tables, tidy the function space, and offer friendly smiles. Great job, kids! Way to represent!
Links to articles about their service missions can be found here:
For information on Teen Programming at the Cape Ann YMCA contact Rick Doucette at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-283-0470
This is always a good time — great food, wine, beer, spirits and people — and all for an excellent cause: supporting your local YMCA. There’s even music. This is the place to be tonight!
OK, this is what you need to know-
They are shooting for an April 1st opening.
It is owned by the same company that owns Espresso in East Gloucester but it will be operated as a stand alone restaurant under that company umbrella.
If you, like me had thoughts that this space was going to look like a dungeon inside let me tell you now that people are going to be blown away by the complete upscale renovation inside. I obviously can’t speak to the food because it isn’t opened but they pulled out all the stops on the decor. Money obviously was not an issue.
I was scratching my head when I heard that there was going to be another seafood restaurant in that area thinking that there was already a ton of restaurants in that area of Main/Rogers Street and that average just won’t cut it but let me tell you if the food and service are on par with the interior renovation they just may have a shot.
It takes balls to open a restaurant in the thick of at least a dozen great restaurants within a quarter of a mile radius. They must feel good about their prospects in our beloved City. They will be representing at Taste of Cape Ann Sponsored by the Gloucester Daily Times at Cruiseport Wednesday March 23rd. I’ll be interested to talk to the chef and get their perspective on what they will be bringing to The Gloucester Table.
For more info about the Taste of Cape Ann Event at Cruiseport click here
YMCA’s 2nd Annual Taste of Cape Ann
Food & Wine Gala
Sample food from the area’s best restaraunts including Alchemy, Chili Choice, the Dog Bar, Emerson Inn by the Sea, Henry’s, Jalapeno’s, Jim’s Bakery, Latitude 43, La Tratoria, Madfish Grille, Pleasant Street Tea Company, the Rudder, Ryan & Wood Distillery, the Seaport Grille, Sugar Magnolia’s, and Vinwood.
Thursday, September 16th, 2010
Cruiseport- Gloucester, 6 Rowe Square
Tickets are available at the Cape Ann YMCA or at the door.
All proceeds benefit the YMCA’s Child Care, Camp and Teen Initiatives in Gloucester and Rockport.
Special thanks to our sponsors Tom Davis, CPA; David McKechnie, Beauport Financial Services; Attorney Robert G. Stewart.
For more information contact:
Nikki Klink 978.283.0470 x1703