Mu­sic and food

Clam­min N’ Jam­min Fall Flavours Fes­ti­val event cel­e­brates bar clams and folk mu­sic

Journal Pioneer - - PRINCE COUNTY -

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.

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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.

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Chef Robert Pen­der­gast

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