Cinco de Mayo Feast at the Ocean City Yacht Club
The Epicurean Society celebrated Cinco de Mayo at the Ocean
City Yacht Club recently enjoying great food supplied by Bill McGinnity and his
staff from the Yacht Club. We started off the evening with nachos, tangy fresh salsa
with cilantro, fresh vegetable and cheeses, spicy shrimp,meatballs, sausages and wonderful hot hors d’oeuvres.
The Yacht Club hosts private events and has one of the best views of the sunset
in the area.
Next we were treated to a Mexican buffet of salad, pork, fajitas with grilled
peppers, onions and chicken and toppings, and grouper. For dessert we had fried ice cream,
which had a warm cinnamon sugar coating (pictured below). We also enjoyed tira mi su and almond
Peter Mora, President of Atlantic Cape Community College ,
spoke to the group about the significance of the local college which provides the
area with low cost, commuter access, higher
education. They have an open admissions policy and about 40% of their students
transfer to Rowan or Stockton. The college helps students who might have
trouble with math or English to catch up with refresher courses or help those
who never had algebra.
ACCC has 13,000 total students and a top ranking archery
team. They look forward to adding a Science and Technology building, a new
student center and more fitness programs. Mora also praised the Culinary
Program which is celebrating its 25th Anniversary.
The Epicurean Society is hoping to go to Careme’s, the
Culinary School’s student-run restaurant in the fall for one of their meetings.
The other speaker was Doreen Prinzo of the Concierge
Association of Atlantic City. She told the group about the importance of the concierge
to spread the word about tourism in the area and announced there will be a
Restaurant Week coming in March 2009 in Atlantic City.
Ocean City Yacht Club 100 Bay Rd. Ocean City 391-0845
Ed Hitzel and Jeff Schwartz
Epicurean Meeting Weds. June 11 6:30 pm Ram’s Head Wine
Tasting and Dinner
Kendall Jackson Vines and George Muller from Reidel Glasses
$150 inclusive including 4 Reidel wine glasses
For reservations call 780-5947 www.epicsj.com