This was my first volunteering experience and it was a ton of fun. It reminded me of my training in Travel and Tourism. I enjoyed the whole experience while "working". I watched several competitions (Chowder Championship, Clamato's Best Caesar in Town Finals, Oyster Shucking). I also was able to listen to several live music bands.
I was given two passes and went back for more fun with my oldest daughter on Sunday!
|We watched and met Chef Michael Smith. He's great, friendly and so tall!!|
|My daughter is interested in going into Culinary Arts, so this was a very special meeting.|
|Chef Michael Smith demonstrated how to handle and cook lobster.|
He also talked about how to properly eat an oyster.
|Speaking of oysters... There is a Prince Edward Island Oyster Society ,|
if you are an oyster virgin, you take an oath (see the card) and
then take a salty kiss by eating your very first oyster.
My own mother loves oysters, but sadly
I do not take after her.
There was some gagging involved and
lots of chewing (mostly because Michael Smith had just told us to)
and I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to swallow the thing.
But I finally did.
Lots of drama and I will very likely
never eat an oyster again,
but I am happy I tried one!
It was the texture I didn't like at all, the taste was fine.
|Great live music by Bang on the Ear|
|All summer, I wanted to hear some fiddle music. At the festival, I finally did!|
These are the Chaissons, a family of amazing musicians.