Archive for February, 2013
“Fur,Fin and Feather” the oil drawings of Robert Fort – a fundraiser for The Animal Haven – March 27th
Fur Fin and Feather, the Oil Drawings of Robert Fort,
a fundraiser for The Animal Haven
Lots going on at Mory’s – join today – Culinary corner with Chef Caputo – Family planetarium night – Art & lunch series – sing alongs & much more!
Please call 203-562-3157 to make your reservation.
CULINARY CORNER with Chef Caputo
What is Welsh Rarebit? I had never heard of this infamous dish until my first day of work as a stagiere (apprentice) on my externship from the Culinary Institute of America, at the Creek Club on Long Island. Welsh Rarebit, I figured, definitely consisted of rabbit. Really. I cannot say I was disheartened when I found out it did not contain rabbit because at the time my culinary palate didn’t have me eating Oscar, who was my pet rabbit as a kid! Now many years later I subscribe to Craig Claiborne’s version that a Welshman came home without any rabbit from his hunt and his wife named her new rabbit-less creation “Welsh Rabbit”. Years later, just as the recipe varies, we have come to know this as Welsh Rarebit, a staple at Mory’s. There are existing recipes from the mid 1700’s where Rarebit is little more than toast with melted cheese. Most recipes involve toast points and some type of cheddar cheese sauce made with ale. There are milk versions too. Some thicken with roux (butter and flour) while some do not. Most add mustard powder and Worcestershire sauce and pepper. My beloved chef’s bible since culinary school for all classical preparations is Escoffier’s “Le Guide Culinaire”. Escoffier recommends melted Gloucester or Cheshire cheese over toast with cayenne pepper or a sauce of cheese, ale and mustard. Though a bit different from other recipes, all Welsh Rarebit dishes seem to center around melted cheese and bread. And don’t forget the favorite beverage to be consumed with Rarebit: Beer. It seems there are as many recipes for Welsh Rarebit as there are tale’s about its humble origins. I expect one day soon in this modern world where “all things food” have given rise to television networks, too many cookbooks, numerous bloggers and “food experts” at every turn, that someone will write the definitive version of “Welsh Rarebit: The Untold Story”. Until then, enjoy. Bon Apetit.
Reminder to our Members: We offer a Gluten Free Menu. Just ask your server and we will accommodate your needs.
Business Office News: We now offer Automated Clearing House (ACH) payment option. Call Roberta to set-up your account today.
|Yale Singing Schedule (6:15-9:15pm except where noted)
Family Planetarium Night Thursday, March 7th A night with the Stars at The Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium (more information leitnerobservatory.org) A special show for Mory’s members at 7:30 pm-the observatory is located on Prospect Street; use the Betts House driveway at 393 Prospect Street – keep to the right at the top of the driveway – ample parking is available. Stop by Mory’s before or after the show!
Mory’s Sing Along Wednesday, March 20th Back by popular demand!
Come enjoy an evening of drinks, dinner, and singing, where you the patrons are the musical entertainment of the evening! It’s a Mory’s Sing-Along. The Club will provide the Mory’s Songbook, which are proprietary and have to stay at the Club at the end of the evening. The book includes many familiar glees; they are traditional, popular, patriotic, college, Yale, show tunes, etc.. You’ll know them! Our Director for the evening is Adam Begley (Yale ‘11+1) The +1 designates his “gap year” as a Whiffenpoof. As an undergraduate music major, along with being a Whiffenpoof, Adam also served as Asst. Dir. of Yale Glee Club and the musical director of Redhot & Blue singing group. He currently sings with the Yale Scholar Cantorum and is director of the Varsity Choral Artists and co-conductor of the Academy division of the Elm City Girls’ Choir. He is excited to be involved in this fun evening of song as the 1st Sing Along-Director at Mory’s. Make your reservations now!
Russian Chorus Friday, March 29th The Yale Russian Chorus is a tenor-bass a cappella choral ensemble specializing in sacred and secular Slavic choral music. Chorus members are Yale University students from a variety of academic disciplines. Founded in 1953 by Denis Mickiewicz, a Yale student at the time, the YRC is recognized as one of the world’s premier performance ensembles of Slavic music today.
‘Movies & Mimosas” at Criterion – Sat. & Sun at 11:30am – this weekend “Now Voyager” with Bette Davis
Visit www.bowtiecinemas.com for more details
“Insomnia Theater” at Criterion – Fri. & Sat. night at 11:30pm – all seats just $5 – this weekend “Reservoir Dogs”
Looking for a volunteer to drive a dog from vet back to its foster home – from New Fairfield to Hartford on Sat. March 2nd
LEG 1: New Fairfield, CT to Hartford, CT – 1 hour, 60 Miles
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. NEEDED!
Seeking NONUNION To Portray VERY FORMAL/BLACK TIE Theatre Goers. Works Thursday 3/7 & Friday 3/8, Fitting 3/5 or 3/6. You MUST be available BOTH work dates and must attend a fitting. This wardrobe requires dressy upscale evening gowns for women and tuxedos or dark/black fitted upscale suits for men (men with tuxedos do not need to attend fitting). Email a current photo and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org and make the SUBJECT LINE read- FACEBOOK, your full name, NONUNION, Availability, Fitting Date. (for example- FACEBOOK, John Doe, NONUNION, Avail 3/7&3/8, Fitting 3/5)