look at the energy! courtesy photo- Mr. Fleury, Band Director, and GHS Docksiders
What’s on the set list and the tasting menu for this great pairing? Mark your calendars for the GHS Docksiders Wine Tasting booster at The Gloucester House on Saturday, March 17, at 6:30PM.
Enjoy an evening with the GHS Docksiders: Listen to great music, sip fine wine, shop & support local music. Special Guest auctioneer, Senator Bruce Tarr. Tickets are $25 at the door or from a GHS Docksiders member or…
You can buy a ticket or donate at Alexandra’s Bread, 265 Main Street, Gloucester
Brought to you by the Rockport Rotary Club and sponsor Seabreeze Liquors, the World Adventures Wine Tasting event will no doubt be a good time for a good cause, as proceeds help fund the Rotary’s generous community service projects. And besides that you’ll be on the top floor of the Shalin Liu Performance Center for the event, overlooking the Atlantic while you sip your wine and chat with your pals, accompanied by food and music. The Wine Tasting event is on Saturday, October 8th from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from a member of the Rotary Club or through the Shalin Liu Performance Center box office, 978-546-7391.
Joey — here are some details on our upcoming Food & Wine Tasting Fiesta coming up on May 7….
The Blue Shutters is having its final Food & Wine Tasting of the off-season on Saturday May 7, and there are still a few spots open. These Food & Wine Tastings are our most anticipated off-season events…and why not? You get to try some great wine paired with amazing dishes in a fun and friendly atmosphere overlooking Good Harbor Beach — and it’s our treat for those who spend a night or two at the Blue Shutters that weekend. And if that’s not enough of an incentive, consider this: we’re using our May 7 event to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, featuring wines and food items fromChile, Argentina and other countries south of the border. This all unfolds in the Main Room of the Blue Shutters, where you can compare notes with other wine and food lovers before retiring to one of our uniquely decorated rooms overlooking Good Harbor Beach. Once again, our Traveling Vineyard wine expert Kathy Hill and Langham Hotel chef Mark Sapienza are putting together the tasting menu for this afternoon. We’ll know more about their plans in a few weeks but to give you and idea of what’s in store, check out the items from our March tasting: Smoked Salmon Crostini; Chicken Rillettes with Apple Ice Wine and Toasted Baguettes; Fennel Salami, Speck and Duck Proscuitto with Fig and Cherry Moustarda Fruits; Meatball Parmesan Sliders; Manjari Soft Chocolate with Burgundy Cherries…all paired with yummy red and white wines (in the photo here you see Mark, his wife Donna and innkeeper Patty preparing those meatball sliders). No matter what Mark and Kathy serve up, this is definitely not your average Saturday afternoon snack. Call or email us today and reserve a room for this weekend — one night or two — and get in on this special event. We’re also offering a weekend discount — if you stay two nights that weekend, the second night is half-price! You won’t find a deal like this anywhere.
Tony, Patty, Ed and Annmarie
Mother’s Day is coming soon — May 8 — and we have a suggestion on how you can make this a special treat for Mom. That Saturday, May 7, we’re holding our Food and Wine Tasting — you’ll find details in the post below. Mom can enjoy great wine and amazing food items on Saturday afternoon and wake up to the beauty of Good Harbor Beach the next morning (in this photo you see our innkeeper Moms AnnMarie and Patty enjoying some wine at our last tasting event in March). We’ll make sure Mom has some flowers — our treat! There will be time to enjoy walks on the beach, and we’ll also have menus and recommendations for those interested in dining at one of Cape Ann’s many restaurants – and a guide to some of our favorite spots for drinks, shopping and entertainment while you’re here. Of course it would be even more special if you were there as well — or maybe you want to treat yourself to a Mother’s Day getaway. No matter who comes along, it’s sure to be a special weekend. And we’re making it even easier to spend a few days here — book a room Saturday and get Friday night at half-price. Call and make a reservation while there’s still space left.
ROCKPORT MUSIC HOSTS TWO FESTIVE FUNDRAISING EVENTS IN
THE SHALIN LIU PERFORMANCE CENTER TO BENEFIT ARTISTIC PROGRAMMING
AND EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH ACTIVITIES.
Wine Tasting on November 7 features unique wines and gourmet food tastings.
Legendary pianist Dave Brubeck headlines “Jazz on the Rocks” on November 21.
WHAT: ROCKPORT MUSIC WINE TASTING – November 7
Rockport Music offers wine aficionados the opportunity to sample nine of the best French, German, and Californian wines from some of the world’s finest producers. A delicious culinary creation accompanies each of the four flights. Attendees will evaluate the wines and vote on the best overall pairing of wine and food.
California’s Benchmark Wine Group representative Whitney Farris leads the wine tasting and Chef Ron Weisheit and Pastry Chef Rhonda Weisheit of Pralines & Pepper! in Newburyport share how each morsel of food was created to best showcase the wines. To view the wine and food list at http://www.rockportmusic.org and click on Show Your Support.
WHEN: Sunday, November 7, 2010, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
WHERE: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, Rockport, Massachusetts
WHO: Rockport Music (biography indicated on page 2)
TICKETS: Tickets to the Wine Tasting are $75 each. Space is limited to 50 people. Call the Rockport Music Box Office at 978.546.7391 to reserve tickets.
WHAT: JAZZ ON THE ROCKS WITH DAVE BRUBECK – November 21
Legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck is the featured performer at Jazz on the Rocks. Event features a pre-concert wine and hors d’oeuvres soiree in the third- floor Reception Hall and a mini live auction of exclusive items, including jazz weekends in Boston and Newport (RI), a sculpture by Chris Williams, a wine dinner at My Place By The Sea (Rockport, MA), a weekend in Ogunquit, Maine, and arts and culinary experiences.
Guests and members of the public who cannot attend may participate by purchasing raffle tickets to win “Trane,” a sculpture by internationally acclaimed sculptor and Rockport resident John Raimondi. Part of Raimondi’s Jazz Series, this 40” bronze sculpture is a tribute to renowned sax player John Coltrane, a romantic abstraction and evocation of the artist’s essence.
Jazz on the Rocks benefits Rockport Music’s newly inaugurated series of jazz concerts, other artistic programming and educational outreach activities in the Gloucester and Rockport public schools and on communities throughout the North Shore.
Honorary co-chairs John and Stephanie Connaughton (Newton and Rockport, Massachusetts); Michael Krupka and Anne Kubik (Lexington and Rockport, Massachusetts); and Richard and Cynthia Tennant (Clearwater, Florida and Rockport, Massachusetts)
WHERE: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, Rockport, Massachusetts
WHEN: Sunday, November 21, at 5:00 P.M. (originally scheduled for October 2.)
Dave Brubeck, honored by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2009 for his incredible talents and lifelong accomplishments and contributions to the field, is recognized for helping to ease jazz into the mainstream, marrying spontaneity with classical rigor, making unlikely time signatures irresistible, and adding swing to serious music. From the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s worldwide success in the 1950s and ‘60s, through the jazz opera Cannery Row Suite he created with his wife Iola Brubeck at the 2006 Monterey Jazz Festival, Brubeck continues to surprise.
John Raimondi’s work is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; and the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, among many others. To date, Mr. Raimondi has completed more than 100 monumental sculptures for public, corporate and private collections worldwide, such as Stockley Park, Heathrow Airport, London; Omaha International Airport, Nebraska; and the Sculpture Garden in Vienna, where his work represents the United States.
Founded in 1981, Rockport Music presents exceptional concerts and cultural events in its acclaimed new home, the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Located 45 minutes north of Boston in the historic, seaside village of Rockport, Massachusetts, Rockport Music is best known for its summer chamber music festival which features the world’s finest ensembles and soloists. With the opening of its new concert venue, Rockport Music has expanded its offerings to include year-round presentations of jazz and world music, high-definition broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera and the National Theatre (London), and classic and independent films. Education and community outreach activities serve almost 7,000 individuals in the Gloucester and Rockport public schools, and communities throughout the North Shore.
GREGG SORENSEN | DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
This Saturday! Get your tickets online now! 100 wines in three hours. You can do it.
The Rotary Club of Rockport will hold one of its major fundraisers, a Wine Tasting at the new Shalin Liu Performance Center, on Saturday, October 16th. The event, from 5:00-8:00pm, will feature live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and over 100 wines to sample. Tickets are available for $30 from any Rockport Rotarian, or through the Performance Center box office at 978-546-7391 x102, and on their website at www.rockportmusic.org. Wines are provided by Seabreeze Liquors of Gloucester.