Thanks for full bel­lies and good com­pany

Isis Town and Country - - News -

ICE hockey, pou­tine and pump­kin pie are not things that spring to mind when you think of our re­gion.

But Cana­dian-Aus­tralian restau­rant Mol­ly­dook­ers at Ap­ple Tree Creek has been fit­ting in very suc­cess­fully, with own­ers Alana and Mike Van­den­brink fronting a full house on Sun­day night for their first Thanks­giv­ing din­ner.

Roast turkey, glazed ham, mash and veg­eta­bles were adorned with cran­berry sauce and stuff­ing that ig­nited mur­murs of de­light across the com­mu­nal ta­bles.

The idea was to recre­ate the warm, com­mu­nal feel­ing of Thanks­giv­ing that Mike has long known in his na­tive Canada.

The room was filled with a mix of Aussies and Cana­di­ans, unit­ing over desserts of pump­kin pie, ap­ple pie, nanaimo bars and but­ter tarts.

After­wards, a brave few fronted the bar for a tra­di­tion use­fully dubbed the “shot­ski” – con­sum­ing spir­its in­clud­ing Fire­ball and Kahlua from a spe­cially equipped ski which lives be­hind the Mol­ly­dook­ers bar.

Ice hockey was, of course, on the TV.

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