Tapas of the Season from our Local Farmers
Prepared by Legendary Local Chef Wally Siebel
Award-Winning Beer from Master Brewer Nathan Drake
Township 7 Brewery, Dickinson Center, NY
Luscious, sweet treats prepared by Gail Anderson
Owner of the new Marigold Kitchen and Bakery in Potsdam
Music will be provided by local guitar prodigy Mark Lyon
Sunday, September 16, 3-5 PM
At the Hermitage
465 Old Market Rd.
For the benefit of Planned Parenthood of the North Country New York
Wally’s fabulous dishes crafted from the finest local fresh produce will delight your palate. Nate will share his exquisite beer and expertise in brewing, describing each beer, the flavors, and how they are brewed. Gail will give you an advanced taste of what’s to come in her new restaurant (opening this fall on Market St.) Mark’s sonorous guitar and Robin’s Adirondack style home will provide the setting for these gustatory delights.
Most importantly, all proceeds will go to support Planned Parenthood of Northern New York’s critical role of providing reproductive health care to local men and women at a time when it is critically needed.
So I hope you’ll join us for this event, perhaps the most ambitious one I’ve planned for the Hermitage. It features two chefs, a brewer, and a musician and, as always, a worthy cause.
$75 per person
Space is limited to 28 people, so please reserve early!
Call Lucille to RSVP at 315-782-1818 ext. 249 or send a check to PPNCNY, 160 Stone St., Watertown, NY 13601, by September 7.
A little more about the Beer, Bounty, and Music
Wally Seibel has been enjoying cooking and eating for as long as I’ve known him (and that’s a long time!). He has been guest chef at many local restaurants, including the award-winning 1844 House, and was the restaurant critic for the Watertown Daily Times for nine years.
I met Nate Drake, founder of Township 7 Brewing Co., when he returned to his ancestral home in Dickinson Center from Alaska. We shared some stories about brewing and he mentioned he was going to start brewing again. When I tasted his first brew, I had a feeling he had the touch. It was only when I tasted his Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout–and liked it–that I knew he had a real gift.
Gail Anderson and I met when we served on the Board of the Potsdam Coop. As a former restaurant owner, she brought a sound knowledge of business and food to the Board. I had the pleasure of sampling some of her creations when she brought them to the Board meetings and at dinner at her house. I am thrilled that she is opening a new restaurant, the Marigold Kitchen and Bakery, on Market St. in Potsdam, so I will be able to enjoy her fine cooking more frequently!
My dear friend of many years, Mary Ann Casale, had been raving about a young local guitarist, Mark Lyon. Finally, last January, she scheduled a concert here with him. Nearly on the eve of the concert, she fell ill and Mark was left to play the gig alone. And Mary Ann was right, he is a truly talented musician.
Mark draws from folk, blues, country, and bluegrass and is guided by nature and ethereal influences. He teaches guitar with the Musical Way Academy. Mary Ann says, “He is a very very very VERY good guitar player. He is very engaging with the audience and his easy way is something that you don’t find too often. He plays to play, not to perform.”
He is also interested in the use of music in the healing arts and has been accompanying Becky Harblin during Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Baths. “It is my goal to make people feel when they listen to my music,” said Mark. In addition to playing, he built his own guitar in local luthier, Tracy Cox’s shop.