En­joy tra­di­tional Aca­dian food

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FOOD/COM­MU­NITY -

As part of the Aca­dian Har­vest Fes­ti­val at the Bank of Rus­tico and Doucet House mu­se­ums, en­joy an evening of Aca­dian food pre­pared by chef Robert Pen­der­gast and/or mu­sic with Leon Gal­lant and Billy MacIn­nis on Thurs­day, Sept. 7 from 5-9 p.m.

The mu­se­ums are lo­cated at 2188 Church Rd., Route 243N off Route 6 in Rus­tico.

Chef Robert Pen­der­gast will pre­pare tra­di­tional Aca­dian food at the Doucet House’s out­door clay bake oven, 5-7:15 p.m. He will also en­ter­tain with sto­ries and mu­sic while he bakes. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is re­quested.

This event will be hap­pen­ing rain or shine.

The soirée will be­gin at 7:30 p.m. Gal­lant, a multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist from Stan­ley Bridge, writes and sings with coun­try, folk and East Coast in­flu­ences. His mu­sic is kitchen style to get feet tap­ping, and his songs are in­flu­enced by down home peo­ple, places and sto­ries.

CDs such as “Songs from the Shanty”, “down by the bay” and “Be­tween the Jigs and the Reels” cap­ture the pride and joy Is­lan­ders have for their Island and their roots.

MacIn­nis, a well-known Island fid­dler, has a num­ber of CDs, in­clud­ing “The Fid­dler from P.E.I.” and “Fid­dle Fin­gers”.

A third-gen­er­a­tion fid­dler, he has been en­ter­tain­ing from an early age, record­ing his first al­bum when he was 13. He has shared the stage with many talented artists, in­clud­ing Stompin’ Tom Con­nors for nine years.

The Farm­ers’ Bank of Rus­tico Mu­seum is wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble and air con­di­tioned.

More in­for­ma­tion about the events and prices (cash only) is at 902-963-3168, farm­ers@ pei.aibn.com or www.farm­ers­bank.ca.

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