Farm to Table to Paper

Farm to Table to Writing
A Special Workshop at the Gloucester Writer’s Center

Thursday, June 2nd
3:00 – 8:00 PM

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Farm to Table Workshop

Food. It’s literally what’s for dinner, breakfast, or lunch. It can be a lifestyle or even a moral or ethical choice. What should the fat, sugar, or sodium content be? Is it organic, conventionally raised, or genetically modified? So many choices, so many things to think about, so many possible dilemmas. Generally, though, when we think about food, writing doesn’t enter the picture beyond reading the words listed in recipes or employed in a review of the latest difficult-to-get-reservations-for restaurant.

That’s not the case for this workshop. Yes, it will involve food, but the focus will be on funneling our experience of food through writing. We’ll begin by gathering at the GWC and then going to opening day at the Gloucester Farmers’ Market, where we’ll talk to farmers about the foods they’re proudly serving up. After that, we’ll return to the GWC with our booty and cook up a light dinner. Depending on your preference, some of you will be sous chefs, others will hover over the stove, and still others will be servers. At every point in this process, we’ll ask questions; take notes; learn how to include other senses, not limiting ourselves to taste alone, and generate ideas. Your writings will be the evening’s rich desserts, a blending of words leavened with your wit, ideas, and observations. Your tasty creations can be poems, short stories, or prose confections. If you love food as well as writing, this is an evening not to be missed!

Please note: this workshop is open to people of all dietary persuasions, whether omnivores, vegetarians, or vegans. A hunger to express your observations and ideas is the only requirement.

For more information:
The Gloucester Writer’s Center is located at 126 East Main Street.


Seaport Grille Lobster Fest Wednesday

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Come in every Wednesday for our Lobster Fest Special

Single – $14.95                                                                                                                                   Twins – $26.95                                                                                                                                   Single Baked Stuffed – $22.95                                                                                                         Twin Baked Stuffed – $34.95                                                                                                           2 Pound – $45.00                                                                                                                             2 Pound Baked Stuffed- $55.00                                                                                                       5 Pound – $70.00                                                                                                                             5 Pound Baked Stuffed – $80.00

Served with corn on the cob and cole slaw!!  

Greasy Pole Cruise FLASH SALE!!

Greasy Pole_nCome Cruise with Us!

Call 978-865-3210 to get your tickets today!!!

Call by 8:00 PM today, Saturday, June 27 and get $10.00 OFF

Sunday, June 28th

From 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Tickets $49/Adults and $24/Children

Come join us as we anchor for the best view of the Greasy Pole in Gloucester!! Enjoy the festivities of the Greasy Pole while you dine on a fresh shucked Lobster Roll, Clam Chowder, Virgilio’s Roll and Chocolate Mousse for dessert!!

It’s the perfect way to enjoy St. Peter’s Fiesta!!

Ohana’s Prix Fixe – Chef Enx lets his creativity shine through

Merriam-Webster defines Prix Fixe as “a complete meal offered at a fixed price.” Ohana defines Prix Fixe as “a delicious three course dinner with ever changing choices.”  “The food is a delicious odyssey of tastes.”

In addition to popular regular items such as Mongolian Baby Back Ribs (indescribably good), Ohana Caesar Salad (a beautifully presented de-constructed salad) and Butterfish (Misoyaki marinated- seared and baked to perfection), Chef Enx creates new items on Ohana’s Prix Fixe menu.   This menu changes regularly with choices of 5-6 appetizers, 4-5 main courses and 2 desserts.

Here are some examples of what New American Cuisine can be all about:

Mochiko Dusted Bass, Pork Belly, Watermelon Curry, Scallion Lo Mein. This dish combines subtle Asian spices from Japan, India and China with fresh local ingredients.

Dusted Bass


Calamari Pad Thai with Grape Salad – A new take on two popular favorites combining calamari with the classic Thai rice pasta and adding a bonus of sweetness with a grape salad


Calamari Pad Thai Shrimps and grape salad tofu puree

Do not forget dessert:  Here is a delicious one:

Boston Creme Pie with banana creme anglaise, chocolate mousse, and fluffernutter ice cream

Boston Creme Pie


Everything is made in-house – from the bread to the ice cream.

Here is the classic Butterfish

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Call for reservations 978-283-3200.

If you have specific dietary needs, please call ahead of time and Chef Enx will prepare something special.