Music and food
Clammin N’ Jammin Fall Flavours Festival event celebrates bar clams and folk music
Clammin ‘n’ Jammin evening is Saturday in Abram-Village.
People who love seafood, especially bar clams, and traditional music will have an opportunity to fill their belly and their soul at the Clammin N’ Jammin evening Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Acadian Musical Village in Abram-Village. “Popular bilingual Chef Robert Pendergast will be preparing our celebratory menu and it’s the well-known Ross Family who will be entertaining us during this beautiful annual evening party, which is part of the P.E.I. Fall Flavours Festival,” says Marcel Bernard, president of the Acadian Musical Village. “The next morning, our same invited guest chef will
be cooking for us again during the Big Clam Brunch at the same location.” Everything kicks off Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
“You’ll have the chance to taste some local bar clam croquettes with natural sour cream and chive dip, delicious oysters served on ice and with autumn mignonette sauce, fresh mussels and traditional Acadian dishes, such as pâté and râpure,” explains Bernard.
“Chef Pendergast will share some of his savoury recipes and we will then host a culinary competition
to determine the winner of the best bar clam dish recipe.”
The Ross Family, composed of Johnny (piano), Daniel (voice, fiddle, dance) and Stephanie (voice, guitar, dance), will entertain the crowd with their Acadian and Scottish folk music. This bilingual group performs all over the Island; during the summer, they performed regular ceilidhs at Clinton Hills.
On Sunday, Sept. 17, everyone is invited to The Big Clam Brunch, prepared under the supervision of Chef Pendergast,
from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. On the menu will be local clam chowder casserole, the chef’s roasted Island potatoes with house ketchup, egg frittata with clams and basil pesto and slow-cooked pork with sea salt and minced clam.
There will be more musical entertainment by local artists as well.
Tickets must be reserved in advance by calling 902854-3300 or by visiting www. fallflavours.ca. Tickets to the Sept. 16 evening are $33, while tickets for the Sept. 17 brunch are $14.95.
The Ross Family – comprised of Stephanie on guitar, Danielle on fiddle and Johnny on the piano – will be entertaining the crowd at the Clammin N’ Jammin evening with its energetic Acadian and Scottish music Sept. 16 in Abram-Village.
Chef Robert Pendergast