Don’t eat it Miss Stacey—a mouse drowned in the pudding sauce!
According to Joanna Robinson, senior writer for Vanity Fair, “Small, smart, redheaded, scrappy, and imaginative, Anne Shirley has been winning hearts and minds ever since Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery introduced her to the world in 1908. The character was so immediately popular that Montgomery penned seven sequels to Anne of Green Gables over three decades. Anne has kept the tourism industry in her home of Prince Edward Island booming, and Anne has inspired a number of films, TV shows, and stage productions. One adaptation in particular—the 1985 Canadian Anne of Green Gables mini-series, starring Megan Follows and directed by Kevin Sullivan—struck gold. At the time, the CBC production was the most popular TV program to ever air in Canada. As it was re-broadcast in the U.S. (on PBS and, later, the Disney Channel), the four hour event and its 1987 sequel, Anne of Avonlea, became instant classics—winning Emmy and Peabody Awards, reinvigorating interest in the L.M. Montgomery novels, and inspiring a generation of women to emulate the brainy, ambitious, hot-tempered, and kind-hearted Anne. We are now in the midst of another Anne boom. The always-popular ginger is the subject of several new film, stage, and TV adaptations. But the newer versions will have to work as hard as the fictional Miss Shirley herself to win over a generation raised on the warm and cozy version.” Why not dust off your 1987 version or read the original book? Get reacquainted with the folks at Green Gables. It will feed your soul.
And we will fill your tummies with delicious dishes inspired by with old style Green Gables cookery including:
- Cheddar Chive Scones with Herbed Butter,
- Creamy Garden Vegetable Soup,
- Cucumber Tea Sandwiches,
- Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches,
- Savoury Apple Brie Tart,
- Sherried Mushrooms on Baguettes,
- Anne’s Chocolate Liniment Cake (minus the liniment),
- Ginger Molasses Cookies, and
- Marilla’s Sticky Toffee Pudding with Custard Sauce.
Anne helped shape so many women into who they are today. We’re sure you will enjoy light-hearted fun as we discuss 100 life lessons we learned from Ann Shirley. Join us, the kettle will be on.
Offered each Friday and Sunday, Sept. 1st thru Oct. 1st
By Reservation Only