For all who love good eating and good reading

'Recipe for a Book Club', based on the book of the same name by Mary O'Hare and Rose Storey, offers 'twelve lively months of suggested reading, featured authors, and menus... to make each gathering of your book discussion group a joyous occasion.'

Always the first Tuesday of each month, mark your calendars for a night out with your fellow bibliophiles and gastronominiques (book and food lovers).

$14.95 per person (Includes menu listed)

Reservations and payment in full required one week prior. (We accept cash, check within 5 business days of event, Charge Card, PayPal.

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November 6, 2018

Book: 'Two Years Before The Mast' by Richard Henry Dana

This is a journal of Richard Henry Dana's experiences as a sailor from 1834-1836. His sailing experience came about when, as a law student at Harvard-where he contracted measles, which affected his vision- he was advised to take a break from his studies to recover. He chose to join the crew of the Pilgrim, a merchant sea vessel, as an ordinary seaman. 

He kept a diary of his experiences as they sailed from Boston to California and back. His vivid accounts of the perilous trips around Cape Horn and accurate descriptions of the California coast made 'Two Years Before The Mast' an immediate bestseller in 1840. It is an authentic picture of the perilous life of a sailor in the early nineteenth century.

Menu: Artichoke Dip, Sausage, Shrimp and Chicken Gumbo, Crusty French Bread, Bread Pudding $14.95

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December 4, 2018

Book: 'The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother' by James McBride

Written from the vantage point of two people, this book covers the life of James McBride's mother, an Orthodox Jew whose childhood was difficult and disturbing.  Interspersing tales of his own background, he describes what is was like to be raised in a family of twelve with a black father and a white mother, financially poor, and having to deal with race-related issues.  

It is a beautiful tribute, exemplifying the power of love and the amazing feats people can accomplish with determination and the right mind-set.

Menu: Pinwheel Sandwiches, Cheese Tortellini Salad, Zucchini Bites, Almond Tea Cakes $14.95

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January 8, 2019

Book: ‘Angel Strings’ by Gary Eberle.

This fast-paced book is about a man’s personal revelations through the experiences he has with people he encounters during a cross-country trip.

Joe Findlay, who narrates, is the hero in search of something more fulfilling in his life than just performing as a backup guitarist in Las Vegas. His whole life changes when he agrees to drive Violet, a hitchhiker, and her baby to San Diego.

Problem? He is on his way to New York City to audition as a guitarist with a rock band!

Guess he’s headed West…

Menu: Mushroom Bruschetta, Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella Salad, Pasta with Herbs, Pistachio Cake $14.95