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Greetings TWIB readers, As we usher in the month of May we welcome all of the celebrations that make Heritage Month such a festive one. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to enjoy the culturally rich heritage of our island home and to share such with our visitors. The theme for this year’s celebrations is ‘Bermuda’s Historical Treasures’ and we are fortunate to possess an historical and cultural uniqueness that sets us apart from many other destinations. These special qualities are what turn vacation experiences into lifetime memories for our guests. Not every destination can boast being the home to the historic and picturesque town of St. George; that we have the most golf courses per square mile (and some of the most beautiful courses) in the world; that visitors can climb Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse - one of the oldest working cast-iron lighthouses in the world; or that Bermuda, despite being one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world, has become such a cultural-jewel in the Atlantic! We have so much to celebrate and, so much more to show off - our island heritage is rich and one that deserves attention year-round! One great resource to connect us with Bermuda’s unique cultural identity is The Ministry of Community and Cultural Development. Their website provides a wealth of cultural information. www.communityandculture.bm Other resources that provide a wealth of information, from history to current events, are: Bermuda’s official tourism website . www.gotobermuda.com/about-bermuda/our-island The St. George’s Foundation www.stgeorgesfoundation.org as well as The Royal Naval Dockyard www.thewestend.bm and Maritime Museum www.bmm.bm to name a few. May 1st also marks one month of operations for the Bermuda Tourism Authority, and we’ve now settled into our permanent offices at 22 Church St., Hamilton in the Washington Mall. Our work has just begun! By collectively spreading the word, about our treasure trove of history that is Bermuda, we can all help in positioning our island as a destination well worth the visit.
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Get Wedding Ready This May It’s the start of wedding season! From lace to florals and pastels, there is something in Bermuda for every taste and budget. Boutique CC has some cute dresses in bold colours. Check out their sale rack for great deals. For a more casual look, Atelerie has gorgeous DVF dresses and A.S Cooper’s pretty dresses that are perfect for the mother of the bride. Use your accessories to dress up or dress down a look depending on the event. … just don’t wear white! If you’re going to a garden or beach wedding be sure to wear flats or wedges. Unless you want to aerate the lawn, stilettos will be a nightmare. Trends have some great neutral 9 West pumps to go with any outfit. Hats are a great accessory for weddings. Match it to your ensemble in bright hues from A.S. Cooper’s or clip on a fasinator for a flirty, vintage look. Feeling creative or on a budget? Stop by Qui Ja and buy all your accessories to make your own! Gentleman can’t go wrong in Bermuda Shorts, navy blazer and socks. Get your shorts from TABS (www.tabs.bm and select colours at A.S. Cooper Man Store) and The English Sports Shop. A.S Cooper’s have some great shirts with complementary ties and the Island Shop and English Sports Shop have fun Bermuda motif ties (also make a great Groomsman gift!). Here are some snaps of our top pics for the month of May. For more fashion finds follow ‘TWIB Style Guide’ on Instagram.
No Bermuda wedding would be complete without a pair of these. Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewelry
This mother of the bride dress from A.S. Coopers is just peachy! Complete the outfit with a nude bag, pumps and a little gold jewelry.
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Catlin End-to-End Multiple events ending at Dockyard. Registration costs $40 for adults and $20 for youths under 19. For more info, or to sign up, visit Bermudaendtoend.bm. Metropolitan Opera in HD: Massenet’s Werther 5pm at BUEI. Tickets are $35, $30 for students and available from pTix.bm. For more information, see www.gands.bm/opera.htm or contact Matt Nester at email@example.com.
SUN MAY 4TH
Summer Sundays in the Park: Lift Your Voice 3pm in Victoria Park. Free admission. For more information, contact 279-5254 or visit CityofHamilton.bm.
SAT MAY 10TH
The Garden Club of Bermuda’s Open Houses and Gardens: A May Wedding 10am at Christ Church, Warwick. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children aged 10 to 18, and free for under-10s. For more information, visit GardenClubBermuda.org. Bermuda Folk Club: Folk n’ Funny 8pm at Spanish Point Boat Club. Admission is $10 for non-members, $8 for members and there will be a cash bar. For more info, contact 295-1030 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit FolkClub.bm.
SUN MAY 11TH
Christian Spiritual Re-Tooling Retreat Experience For Women 9am at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club. Cost is $220 per person. For more information, contact 236-2539 or visit HappyintheMidstOf.com
SUN MAY 11TH - 18TH
St. George’s in Bloom Competition Throughout the Town of St. George’s. For more information, contact Trudy Snaith at email@example.com or Michelle Wales at CV Cafe, 8 York Street, 297-0208.
SAT MAY 17TH
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Puccini’s La Bohème 5pm at BUEI. Tickets are $35, $30 for students and available from pTix.bm. For more information, see www.gands.bm/opera.htm or contact Matt Nester at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Young Byes 7th Annual Charity Golf Classic 7.30am at Belmont Hills Golf Club. The cost per team of four is $600. For more information, or to submit your entry, contact email@example.com. Onion Day 10am at Carter House. Open to the public. For more information, visit Facebook.com/CarterHouseMuseum.
SUN MAY 18TH
We are Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder at Ebenezer Methodist Church 4pm at St. Paul A.M.E. Church. Tickets are $25 and are on sale at the church office. For more details, contact Dale Butler on firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-3409.
MON MAY 26TH
Senior Mondays at Masterworks The Musical Magic of Tony Bari at The Reefs Trivia Quiz Night at Taste 141 (1st and 3rd Mondays of the month) Trivia Quiz Night at South Shore Swizzle Inn (2nd and 4th Mondays of the month)
City of Hamilton Walking Tours Quiz Night at Robin Hood Pure Lovers Couples Reggae Bowling, Strykz Bowling Lounge, Southside Bermuda Toastmasters (1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month)
Sweet P Afternoon High Tea at The Bermuda Perfumery Fine Vines at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess Quiz & Curry Night at Bermuda Bistro at the Beach Writers’ Studio of Bermuda: Drop in Writers Class Open Mic Night at Hog Penny The Big Chill at Bone Fish Harbour Nights Latin Dancer’s Delight: Drop-in Class and Latin Dance Party at Docksider’s (every other week, May 14th and 28th)
Trivia Thursdays at the Swizzle Inn (Bailey’s Bay) Candlelight Meditation Chant Group Theme Night with Will Black at Hog Penny The Glass Onion Band at Bone Fish Bar & Grill The Earl Leader Band Live at Jasmine Lounge
Wine Down Happy Hour at Lemon Tree Cosmo Fridays Happy Hour Grotto Bay’s International Buffet Happy Hour at Muse Classic Rock Dance Party with Will Black at Hog Penny The Earl Leader Band Live at Jasmine Lounge The Big Chill at Sea Breeze Charlar Hora Feliz (Happy Hour) at Rumbar (first Friday of the month) Improv Bermuda presents Friday Laffy Hour (first Friday of the month)
City Market at Pier 6 Ladies’ Night at Bermuda Bistro at The Beach ChewSLAM – Spoken Word and Poetry Club Sweet P Afternoon High Tea at The Bermuda Perfumery Super Chic Saturdays at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess Saturday Night Flava featuring DJ Felix at Red Steakhouse and Bar Two Rock Wine Company Weekly Wine Tasting Will Black and Local Bands Live at Hog Penny The Big Calypso at The Reefs The Musical Magic of The Tony Bari Trio at Cambridge Beaches
Brunch – everywhere!! Walking Club of Bermuda Olde Towne Market (from May 17th) Chewstick Neo-Griot Lounge & Cafe Open Mic Night The Musical Magic of Tony Bari at The Reefs The Big Calypso at The Frog & Onion Pub (from May 11th)
Current Art Exhibits
Appleby Bermuda Half Marathon Derby 9am in Somerset, ending in the City of Hamilton. The entry fee is $45. For more information, or to sign up, visit BermudaMarathon.bm. Annual Bermuda Heritage Day Parade 1.30pm in the City of Hamilton. For more information, visit CultureandCommunity.bm.
Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art MAY 2ND - 14TH UNTIL JUNE
FRI MAY 30TH - 31ST
Sky Gazer by Alan Smith
Relay for Life Bermuda 6pm at Bermuda National Sports Centre. Registration is $10 per person and participants are asked to raise a minimum of $100 each. For more information, visit BermudaRelay.com.
SAT MAY 31ST
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mozart’s Così fan tutte 5pm at BUEI. Tickets are $35, $30 for students and available from pTix.bm. For more information, see www.gands.bm/opera.htm or contact Matt Nester at email@example.com. Super Saturdays at Masterworks: Zoo/Aquarium 10am at Masterworks in the Botanical Gardens. Free and open to families. For more information, contact 299-4000.
Ever The Twain Shall Meet
A Myriad of Birds by Fran Giffard
Tale of Two Cities Exhibition
MAY 16TH - 28TH
MAY 30TH - JUNE 11TH
Bermuda National Gallery UNTIL MAY 31ST
Michael Walsh: Contemporary Conversation Highlights from the BNG Collection Book Launch of Bermuda National Gallery: An Introduction
Bermuda Society of Arts UNTIL MAY 13TH
Edinburgh Gallery: This Place Matters To Me Onions Gallery: Spring Members Show: Bermuda Heritage’s Treasures Studio A: Works on Awareness for the Dieticians Association Studio B: DesignWorks by Dominic Paiva
MAY 16TH - JUNE 3RD KAF Spring Showcase
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Ironshore presents RELAY FOR LIFE, Bermuda’s first event is fast approaching and you won’t want to miss the fun! Bermuda will come together as a community as we all Celebrate. Remember. and Fight Back©. in the battle against cancer. The Relay For Life event will be held at North Field, National Sports Centre on Friday 30th May and will be an epic team fundraising event. The fun begins at 6 pm on Friday as team members take turns to walk around the track continuously for 24 hours. As walkers walk, the stadium will be filled with activities for all the family. Integral to a Relay For Life event are three very special ceremonies. First, a lap to honor survivors and caregivers – to Celebrate. At dusk a quiet and candle-lit Luminaria TEAM membCeremony ers willistaamoving ke turway ns ttooRemember. walk around the tr ack Drop in to Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre on Point Finger Road to dedicate atyour NorLuminaria th FieldBag , Natotihonor onal aSloved portone s Ceand ntrmake e a Luminaria donation. To energize the event a final ceremony on May 31 to Fight Back© will give everyone a chance to collectively show strength A and CTdefiance IVITIEinSthe & battle fun against for acancer. ll theParticipate! family Come to the event, support a team, dedicate a Luminaria, be a volunteer, be a sponsorEor Don’t reform ct yaoteam ur tand entfundraise! and enCome joy and 3 sjoin pecusia…l C eremonies miss out. For all information www.bermudaRELAY.com
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Citizen Science Lecture With Bill Gillies May 15
A May Wedding May 10
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May 10. 10:00am 4:00pm, Christ Church, Presbyterian Church of Scotland, Middle Road, Warwick As part of their Open Houses and Gardens programme, The Garden Club of Bermuda will be holding ‘A May Wedding’ at Christ Church Presbyterian Church of Scotland. This elegant old Bermuda church will showcase the theme of a traditional Bermuda wedding. The ‘Coccon’ and ‘Kirdale’, which are two Bermuda homes close to the church, will be showcased in beautiful flower arrangements for the wedding theme. There will also be a fashion show, bake sale, children’s secret garden, crafts, plein-air artist, refreshments and cut flowers on sale for Mother’s Day. Tickets (available on the day): $20 adults, $10 ages 10-18, under age 10 free. All proceeds to The Garden Club of Bermuda’s Scholarship Programme.
Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute B.U.E.I. Bill has been restoring artefacts recovered while diving over the past thirty years and is internationally recognized as an expert in the field of rebuilding fragile historic glass artifacts. For information about this lecture please contact 292 7219. Residents and visitors alike will enjoy this informative event.
Info: Joy Nash, 234 0971, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gardenclubbermuda.org
MARINE SCIENCE SUMMER CAMPS FOR AGES 7-13
SCHEDULE June 26 - 27
Dabble in Whales
June 30 - July 4
Dabble in Disaster
July 7 - 11
Dabble in Sea Myths, Sea Serpents and Superstitions
July 14 - 18
Dabble in Prehistoric Seas
July 21 - 25
Dabble in Dissection
July 28 - 30
Dabble in Pirates
August 4 - 8
Dabble in Bermuda
August 11 - 15
Dabble in Sharks
August 18 - 22
Dabble in Sea Myths, Sea Serpents and Superstitions
August 25 - 29
Dabble in Wild Weather
September 2 - 5
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What will your kids dabble in this summer? Camp 9am to 3pm Monday through Friday After camp supervision available from 3pm to 5pm Camp Registration Forms available online at www.buei.org
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TABS ‘The Authentic Bermuda Shorts’ Style Advisor BY BECCI HANSON, TABS FOUNDER
Get ready to step into summer with TABS! Designed in Bermuda by Bermudian Rebecca Hanson, TABS a.k.a The Authentic Bermuda Shorts, are expertly tailored for a flattering, straight-leg fit. TABS are available in fourteen vibrant colours, each colour matched to something you will see on the island. From the oleander flower, to the crystal blue water of Paradise Lakes, to the vibrant green of the endemic Palmetto plant, there’s a whole lot of Bermuda inside every pair! Gavin Howarth / Howarth Photography
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SUNDAY TABS, T-shirt, flip flops, beer. PREPPY For a preppy look, pair your TABS with a polo shirt, cardigan over the shoulders and loafers. Gavin Howarth / Howarth Photography
TRADITIONAL / FORMAL Want to keep cool in the office or look dashing at a wedding? Wear TABS in the traditional way for stylish elegance. TABS are made with 100% cotton to keep you cool, stylish and smart. • Pair with a navy blazer and navy TABS Bermuda socks. Don’t wear socks with your sandals, ever. It’s just wrong.
SMART / CASUAL The dreaded ‘smart casual’ dress code is easy with TABS. Wear a shirt and open the top 2 buttons. Role the sleeves of the shirt up to your elbow. If it’s chilly, slip on a sweater or cardigan. Watch your colours here, if you have gone for a neutral short then team it up with a bright jumper OR shirt, not both. No socks and finish the look with some brown loafers. For a more European look, team your TABS with a linen shirt and suede deck shoes. Colour Guide
• Tie should complement your TABS. For a more dapper look, put on a bowtie.
The general rule is neutral TABS = bright coloured top, bright coloured TABS = neutral top. Simple.
• Keep it simple with a white or striped dress shirt, make sure it’s tucked in.
TIP: No one wants to see your boxers. Wear white boxers with your lighter coloured TABS.
• Pick out brown or black loafers to finish the look and match your shoes to a TABS leather belt.
CASUAL Team your TABS with a breezy white shirt and classic espadrilles for a relaxed holiday look. You can wear a t-shirt under your shirt and undo all the buttons for a more casual ensemble.
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The Artist William Collieson BY STEPHANIE GIBSON
of a beach. He says that he uses this combination to question the practice of displaying dead animals as decoration. Both the bones and the stuffed birds are essentially dead animals. One is just more explicit than the other. While walking through his installation, Collieson hopes the viewer will be able to “not have things as they should be or as they are supposed to be.” Throughout Timetable, and his body of work at large, Collieson urges the viewer to challenge his or her perception of the world. The saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” does not apply to Collieson. I think it goes much deeper than that. It comes down to having such a keen sense of awareness of self and the world around him, which became apparent while speaking with him, that he is able to appreciate the beauty of discarded objects and is able to work with objects without imposing his views or preconceived notions on them. Not everyone can do that. Mr. Collieson says that he “wants to make people think a little bit;” and he does just that. While viewing and experiencing Collieson’s art, he gives us the opportunity to abandon the lens through which we view the world, and examine things from new angles.
William Collieson is one of Bermuda’s most distinguished contemporary artists, whose work can be seen throughout the island. One warm, windy, Wednesday morning, I sat down with Mr. Collieson to discover more about his fascinating work. As you walk through Collieson’s piece Timetable, which is part of the BNG East’s exhibition A Sense of Place, you are immediately made aware of the history of the space. You are overcome with the realization that the space was once occupied by people with stories to tell. And more to the point, that the space itself has a story to tell. From our conversation, I discovered that history, and the story that discarded or found objects have to tell is one of the driving forces behind Collieson’s art work. He noted that he is drawn to the previous life that objects have lived and the intrinsic value they have because of this. Mr. Collieson says he does not go out hunting for materials. He simply collects things that appeal to him, which results in a much more organic and authentic product. It takes great faith to trust that he will find objects and faith to believe that the process will work. He is able to arrange objects, that otherwise would seem unrelated, in ways that highlight the story of the object. “What’s its life been?” and “Why are they left?” are questions that Collieson raises when coming across found objects and he encourages the viewer to engage with these questions as well. The other driving force is the urge to prompt the viewer to rethink the way he or she perceives the world. In the middle of the Timetable installation, is a glass dome sitting on a black pedestal. Mr. Collieson told me that in Victorian times, these domes were used to display beautiful, taxidermy birds. In Collieson’s work, the dome is filled with naturally bleached and worn horse bones found along the shore
To see William Collieson’s installation featured here, visit the BNG East ‘Bridge House’, 1 Bridge Street, St. George’s or visit www.bng.bm for more information.
Bermuda Ha Ha The Life Of A Writer BY ROGER CROMBIE
No one ever becomes a reporter to get rich. To get drunk, maybe, but not rich. Desperately needed additional income can be earned by covering football matches or reviewing plays or concerts. It’s sometimes the best part of the job: see a band live and be paid to tell everyone how awful they were. Two reviews stick out in my memory for the wrong reasons. One: the Art Ensemble of Chicago at the Bermuda Festival. Two: a star-studded evening of reggae under the big tent at Somerset Cricket Club. The Art Ensemble created free jazz. The leader, Henry Threadgill, played the hubcaphone at that show, a xylophonish affair made of discarded hubcaps he’d found on New York’s streets. You get the idea. I had met Threadgill and am keenly interested in such music. For me, the more chaotic, the better. The review was one of my very earliest, when I had the bravado of youth and a deadline 40 minutes after the concert ended. I wrote a glowing report and urged people not to miss the second show. A few days later, I went to Police Club to watch a video … wait, I have to explain to the youth. Police Club isn’t a weapon, it was a place citizens could go on Thursdays to watch a videocassette projected onto a big screen. Entertainment in Bermuda was sparse in those days, and a movie at Police Club after a few pints at Police Bar was well worth it. I took my seat for the film. Half a dozen policemen sat behind me and started murmuring. “Are you Crombie?” one of them asked. I was, as it happened. “Well, you owe us all $45,” he said. “We saw that tripe at City Hall last night because you told us to.” “Ah, yes,” I said. “I’ll just go home and get my wallet.” I never did see the film.
William Collieson, British, Timetable (detail), 2013, mixed media installation, dimensions variable. Collection of the artist.
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I did, however, catch every act at the reggae spectacular at Somerset. As the stage was being changed between bands, I wandered out back for a cigarette. I had backstage access due to being Press
and, of course, a great charmer. And a bullspiel merchant of epic proportions. A tall Jamaican dude in silk robes wandered out to join me. We leant on the barrier as we talked. He asked me which of the evening’s bands was my favourite. I like more or less anything that’s good, I replied. He insisted, but I wouldn’t be drawn. (My very favourite is the oldest-school ska, but this was all modern stuff.) “What do you think of Michael Rose?” he asked. Rose was best known for his work with Black Uhuru, but his presence was felt by the Wailers and that entire generation of musicians. “He’s pretty good,” I said, although to be honest I’d not heard a great deal of his music. “Pretty good, huh?” the fellow said. He turned on his heels, walked into the tent and onto the stage. His name was Michael Rose.
Bermudian to purchase a home. I imagine neighbours peeking out, and I see the determination in Pilot Darrell’s eye when he walked up and placed his key in the door. Read more about this freed slave’s story at Pilot Darrell Square, a notable spot on the African Diaspora Heritage Trail. MITCHELL HOUSE Built in the 1730s by prosperous St. George’s merchant, Major Walter Mitchell, the home was owned by Isabella and William Archer in the 1800s, one of the most successful black couples in Bermuda who were said to have owned slaves. Imagine the whispering that went on in that kitchen and cellar! Visit Mitchell House, home of the St. George’s Historical Society, to learn more. Visit these and other historical properties in St. George’s. Listen closely and you too will hear the stories … What’s in my basket?
From The Handle Bars of Shoshanna Getting To Know Our East End BY KRISTIN WHITE
In July 1612, 50 families sailed into Bermuda with the goal of turning it into the most successful colony of the British Government. It had been 2 years since a group of shipwrecked passengers, who’d been stranded on our shores for one year, had departed the island on ships they’d built from salvaged materials and Bermuda cedar. When they reached Jamestown Virginia, the cahows (Bermuda birds aka tastes like chicken) and pigs they’d stored helped save that struggling colony from starvation. Once word reached that the shipwrecked passengers were not only alive but had thrived on a beautiful island full of resources the decision was made. And the Town of St. George’s was established.
*Red Velvet Cupcake from Sweet Saak Bakery *Ginger Ale from Conscious Vibes Café *Sunblock from Robertson’s Drug Store *And I’m reading – “Bitter Fruit” by Achmat Dangor, from The Book Cellar WANNA COME? You can rent a pedal bike from Eve’s Cycles on Water Street. Ask About Kristin and Shoshanna: Kristin has lived in St. George’s for 10 years and has developed an obsession with the town. She owns a bookstore on Water Street, and is the Development Director for The St. George’s Foundation. Her bike is named Shoshanna, and is enjoying all of the attention. ST. GEORGE’S EVENT MAY HIGHLIGHTS: Join The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs for a Culinary Festival on 9 May Visit local gardens for St. George’s in Bloom on 17 May
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My view from behind bars… With four hundred and 2 years of life, it is impossible to walk the streets of St. George’s and not feel our town’s incredible history seeping up through the cobble stoned alleys and echoing through the chambers of the forts that dot our coasts. May is Heritage Month and a key aspect of our heritage is held in the stories of our people. And in St. George’s, imagining and ‘witnessing’ the tales is as easy as visiting the centuries-old homes. TUCKER HOUSE In August 1775, the gossip in this home of one of Bermuda’s wealthy families was that their own flesh and blood had betrayed the King and helped save the American Revolution by sneaking gunpowder onto a boat moored at Tobacco Bay and headed to Philadelphia. Visit the Tucker House Museum for the full story. And use your imagination to see a flustered Governor Bruere, father-in-law of Henry Tucker, slamming down a pewter mug and saying, “They’ll have your brothers’ heads for this treason!!” PILOT DARRELL SQUARE Look closely at the steps and see watermarks from tears of joy and pride shed when Pilot Jemmy Darrell moved into this home after his emancipation in 1797 and became the first Black
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Sunshine Award Winner Ms. Aishah Muhammad Of Co-op Taxi BY DR. BARBARA M. O’SHAUGHNESSY
There was a Gombey hat that Peter got for me, a bottle of Gosling rum, ginger beer, and a picture drawing with a frame of a Gombey dancer, drawn by a local artist. This was a gesture I did not expect at all. They did it out of kindness and expecting nothing in return, their aim was to make sure I loved Bermuda and I had a great time there. Aishah kept calling me every day to make sure I was ok, I felt like I had a mother there, looking after me. She has become a friend now, she is my Bermudian friend that I will never forget. She is a true ambassador of Bermuda, she made me love the island and its people. We had a cultural exchange I’m proud of and I look forward to one day welcoming her in my home in Ireland.” The Chair of Visitor Industry Partnership, Dr. Barbara O’Shaughnessy is proud to congratulate and thank Ms. Aishah Muhammad for making Ms. Gonzalez’s Bermuda holiday such a special memory, “She truly deserves this award as she exemplifies the true Bermudian spirit of Hospitality and friendship and brought some special Sunshine to Ms. Gonzales’s vacation”.
Dr. Barbara O’Shaughnessy, VIP Chair, The Minister of Tourism Development and Transport, The Hon. Shawn G. Crockwell, pinning the winner, Sunshine Award Winner Aishah Mohammad, Mr. Bill Hanbury, CEO of the Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA).
The Visitor Industry Partnership (VIP), in association with our lead sponsor, Bermuda Tourism, is pleased to announce the winner of the third quarter of the VIP Sunshine Award. This quarterly programme is designed to highlight a Bermuda resident who has gone ‘above and beyond’ to make a Visitor’s stay in Bermuda ‘one to remember’. Visitors are encouraged to nominate a resident using a nomination form that can be found in ‘This Week in Bermuda’ or online at www.vip.bm. The third quarter winner is Ms. Aishah Muhammad of Co-op Taxi. She was nominated by Maria Gonzalez of Ireland who said, “I would like to nominate Aishah because she is a true ambassador of Bermuda for the following reasons: I contacted her company originally to book my return taxi fare for me and friends. She always replied in a timely and friendly yet professional manner. This made a very good impression on me about her company and Bermuda. A couple of days before traveling to Bermuda, I asked her if she could help me find cultural events or anywhere I could see the Gombey dancers, also restaurants where I could try local foods like Hopping John, etc as I was more interested in getting to know Bermuda and its people than just doing the beach. Aishah had gone further than the extra mile, she contacted me within 24 hours with lots of information on where to eat, what to do and even sent me a video to show me the location of the tennis courts where the Gombey Festival was going to take place. She even tried to arrange for me to meet Heather Nova, when she found out I was a big fan, who happened to be in town that week I was there. When I arrived in Bermuda, I had a very stressful time as my luggage was delayed for 24 hours. Aishah sent me a bag of goodies to my guesthouse with a sarong, t-shirt, Bermudan souvenirs, newspapers, postcards and other goodies that made my day when I had nothing to wear. She and her partner Peter came to visit me the following day and we spent a couple of hours chatting and enjoying some drinks together. They made me feel at home in Bermuda and they helped me realize in my first 24 hours in the island what Bermuda and its people are about. It was an amazing cultural exchange full of laughter and it made all my worries about the missing luggage disappear. They diffused the situation. A couple of days later, Aishah organized a boat trip and Hoppin’ John lunch for me, but because of a storm, it got cancelled. The following morning, I woke up and I found a bag full of Bermudan gifts.
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The Minister of Tourism Development and Transport, The Hon. Shawn G. Crockwell commented, “I wish to sincerely commend Ms. Aishah Muhammad for her outstanding efforts in helping to make a visitor to our shores feel so welcome. As a country of people who are renowned for their love of travel, I think most of us have experienced the frustration of missing luggage at some point or another – if only we all had a ‘Ms Muhammad’ at those times to pop up with a goody bag and something to wear! These kinds of stories really warm my heart and encapsulate the spirit of Bermuda.” Congratulating Aishah, Chairman of the Bermuda Tourism Authority, Mr. David Dodwell commented: “If everyone in Bermuda treated our visitors in the same manner that Aisha treated Ms. Gonzales, not as a stranger, but as a friend she just hadn’t met yet, there would be queues at every gateway airport for flights to Bermuda!” Ms. Muhammad received a VIP Sunshine Award Pin and a congratulatory lunch at the Victoria Grill compliments of the Island Restaurant Group, with the Minister of Tourism, The Hon. Shawn G. Crockwell and Mr. Bill Hanbury, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Bermuda Tourism Authority and Dr. Barbara O’Shaughnessy, the Chair of the Visitor Industry Partnership. Mr. Hanbury remarked, “In the short length of time that I have been with the Bermuda Tourism Authority, I have listened to a few of the talk shows, read the letters to the editors and talked to many people from all walks of live. There is nostalgia and a yearning that imbues the community for the heyday of tourism in Bermuda. Perhaps it is a wish not only for the economic advantages but also for the respect, excitement and friendliness that visitors found when they came to these shores. We need a renewal of that warmth and friendliness so that people just can’t stay away from us. Aishah Mohammad epitomizes the inherent personality of Bermudians: proud of their country, proud of their heritage with a need and a joy to share their island with others. In addition to her celebratory lunch and Sunshine Award pin, Ms. Muhammad will be treated to a hotel stay at the beautiful Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa, complete with dinner and breakfast, compliments of Mr. Bushara Bushara, General Manager.
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Gorham’s 4th annual Contractor’s night is just around the corner. With 250 – 300 invited guests, Gorham’s is planning a night of pure fun! Indulge in a little Wheel of Fortune, Roulette, Crown and Anchor using ‘Gus Bucks’, an Auction and a whole lot of prize-winning opportunities! Wine, beer and healthy nibbles are to be enjoyed by all while Master of Ceremony Rod Farrington and DJ Bitsy keep the energy pumping. Upon arrival Gorham’s Black Reward Card holders will be crowned with a black hard hat and can take advantage of special parking. All other contractors will be given blue hard hats and ladies will wear pink hard hats. Proceeds from the cash portion of the auction featuring 40” flat screens, appliances and power tools will be donated to P.A.L.S. and donation buckets will also be available. For more info contact: Blake or Tim at 295-1550 ask for the Kongtractors. Depot.
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Gorham’s 4th Annual Home Fair May 17, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Gorham’s is at it again with its 4th annual Home Fair! A variety of vendors will be setting up to demonstrate the latest from True Value Hardware featuring paint, design and colour specialists. Enjoy demonstrations from Makita and Milwaukee power tools. L.E.D. lighting displays and a brand new water resistant laminated flooring product called Aqua will also be on display and demonstrated. A.E.S. Solar Panel representatives will be amongst the lineup and ready to answer all your solar paneling questions. Eff-Tech heat, pump and air conditioning systems will also be a hot topic during the Home Fair and a system estimated at $4000.00 will be given away before Fathers Day. Security systems and the Bermuda Police Community Action Team will be discussing home security and more demonstrations of home security will be made getting everyone geared up with security awareness this summer. Food and beverages will kindly be supplied by Butterfield and Vallis and Barritts. Purchases can be made during the Home Fair and items will be stocked for the day.
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Golf Across The Island Welcome Back Bubba Watson! BY KIM SWAN, J.P. TEACHING PROFESSIONAL
Photograohy Courtesy of Akil Simmons Bubba Watson recorded his second Masters win and in doing so became the first person to qualify for the PGA Grand Slam of Golf 2014. With this win Bubba has joined an elite group of golfers with multiple Masters titles to their name, but it is his unique creative style, belief in himself and his down to earth persona that has created a buzz since his second triumph at August National. Bubba Watson proudly hails from Bagdad, Florida, a small rural town in the gulf south region of Florida. It is a testament to his
appreciation for his family, friends and community that on accepting the title he reminds the world of his hometown, a small town in the Florida panhandle region. Personally, as one who honed my talents in that same Gulf South region, albeit some 30 years ago at Troy (State) University, I can best sum it up like this:“Bubba is a good olé country boy who can flat out play and he darn tooten knows it....” In fact, Bubba’s shot making style reminds me of the late Seve Ballesteros whose golf game and charisma mirrored that of Arnold Palmer, it is no surprise that the two of them found comfort when driving up Magnolia Drive to the esteemed August National Golf Club - a course that encourages creativity and rewards good shot making - Bubba now also has that Augusta National edge. Bubba celebrates at Waffle House We’re going to Waffle House - Heck Yeah! When you visit Waffle House, the orders are called out loud by the waitress to the cook. To hear the waitress yell out:“I’ll have two eggs over easy, with hash brown, grits covered and smothered with a side order of bacon extra crispy” When you have heard that often enough it forms part of your psyche and persona - especially when playing professional golf a living and Waffle House substitutes for home cooking. Eventually, the golfer can relate the waitress’ order to their own golf shot. The golfer evaluates the shot and orders up; A low hook shot under a branch and onto the green like the miraculous shot Bubba hit on #10 in 2012 to win his first Masters. It actually required him to order up and deliver a shot that was covered and smothered the ball with an extra crispy execution causing it have
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extra hook and ends up on the green. For many golfers playing on the tour and especially the journeyman mini tours players, Waffle House is a regular early morning stop before the golf course or a late night road stop on our way to the next event - “Bubba” just made Waffle House the official tour stop. At Port Royal Golf Course we are proud to be a premium public golfing facility in a small community on the beautiful Whale Bay coastline located on the southwest of Bermuda. We are looking forward to hosting Bubba Watson again at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in October. In addition, we are also aware of his love for fishing and truly hope that his visit will allow time for him to enjoy the great fishing off of our signature 16th Hole. We congratulate Bubba Watson on his victory and hold him up as a role model for the many young people growing up in small communities like ours around the world. It is possible to attain your goals when you dedicate yourself and work to make your dreams come true. Bubba Watson’s success is a great example that many teaching professionals around the world need to remember - fit styles to personalities, encourage creativity when it presents itself and assist golfers to love the game. Well done Bubba, Bermuda looks forward to welcoming you back again. Comments: Kim Swan firstname.lastname@example.org
Heritage Matters A Gig For Another Century BY DR. EDWARD HARRIS, MBE JP
Gig 2. Roger Davidson, flanked by his wife Lee and his daughter Jennifer, presented the Edward James painting of a Bermuda Pilot Gig to the National Museum, in memory of W. B. Smith, founder (among other achievements) of the famed “Perfume Factory” at Bailey’s Bay.
fine goods store on Front Street. Mr. Roger Davidson presented the image to the Museum on behalf of the Directors and in memory of William Blackburn (“W.B.”) Smith, a son of Henry A. and Edith Smith, founders of H. A. & E. Smith Limited. The painting—a portrait of a classic two-masted Bermuda pilot gig under sail in 1875—is a rare subject for the artist, Edward James, whose watercolours usually depicted broader harbour scenes, larger vessels such as blockade runners, and local events such as the opening of the Causeway. The image is of importance as there are few extant illustrations or photographs of the nineteenth-century piloting activities that were such an important part of Bermuda’s maritime economy. Pilot gigs were long, narrow boats crewed by six oarsmen, a coxswain and a pilot and rigged with two or three loose-footed, legof-mutton sails and a jib. Gigs were built for speed and could reach up to 14 knots (26 km/h), essential when racing other gigs to incoming ships under Bermuda’s competitive piloting system. Unlike the pilot sloops, gigs could be hauled up in shore locations with quick access to the open sea and near prominent hills, which served as lookouts. West end spots included Conyers Bay, Spring Benny’s Bay and Boat Bay. In the East End, gigs were kept at St. Catherine’s Beach, Red Hole, below the Lighthouse and in several of the Bays obliterated in the building of the US base, Fort Bell. They also used their boats, equipment and skills in the salvage of goods and materials from shipwrecks, sometimes preventing loss of the vessel itself. The Bermuda Gazette and Weekly Advertiser in 1792 stated: ‘Attention and perseverance of pilots...in boarding and assisting shipping in distress in heavy gales of wind has saved many vessels and numbers of lives.’ Rambler, the last of the Bermuda pilot gigs, is on display in the Boat Loft at the National Museum.
Gig 1. The left painting on the left by Edward James shows three blockaderunners, with St. David’s Island in the background. One is flying the “Stars and Bars”, the Confederate ensign in use from March 1861 to May 1863. The blockade-runner in the right painting, conversely, carries the “Stainless Banner”, being the ensign of the Confederacy from late May 1863 until the end of the War in 1865.
Thus the painting donated by the Directors of H. A. & E. Smith Limited joins the Rambler as some of the last physical evidence of a proud maritime tradition in these Islands. However, one might say that the boat and the image are gigs for another century and beyond, as their job now is to represent that aspect of our heritage that has joined other cultural Dodos in extinction.
The history of Bermuda is intertwined with the profession of piloting, being the trade, and perhaps art, of bringing seagoing vessels into the harbours of the island, through the treacherous reefs that are at once a barrier to such ingress and a protective skirt around the place. It was piloting that facilitated Bermuda’s early forays into the maritime trade of the Western North Atlantic, and indeed supported the 19th-century development of the agricultural economy and the tourist trade. Of late, an image of a pilot gig has been donated to the National Museum by the Directors of H. A. & E. Smith Limited, the company that once owned and operated the famous eponymous clothing and
Gig 3. Pilot Henry Tucker, in the stern, commands his brand new pilot gig, “Memory”, with six oarsmen in Hamilton Harbour in 1924.
Do You Know … About The Disappearance Of The Darrell’s Island Signpost And Its Discovery In England? BY HORST AUGUSTINOVIC
The March 1946 cover of Bermudian Magazine showing the signpost in front of the hanger on Darrell’s Island.
This photograph was taken on January 15th 1943 when Governor Lord Knollys visited the Royal Air Force Ferry Command at Darrell’s Island. Shown from left to right are: Wing Commander E.M. ‘Mo’ Ware, Mr. Cyril Smith of the Public Works Department, Sir Howard Trott, Mr. Henry Tucker (later Sir Henry), Mr. Ernest Watling, Captain N.B. Dill (later Sir Bayard), Lord Knollys and three unidentified BOAC officers.
When the flying boat airport on Darrell’s Island was closed in 1948, airport manager Eric Wheatley and Royal Air Force Major Eric Russell took down the signpost located in front of the hanger. Neither of them quite knew what to do with the sign when Major Russell suggested that he would like to take it back to England as a souvenir of his time in Bermuda. Eric Wheatley thought that this would be a good way of testing the security guards and proposed the following to Major Russell: “If you can remove it without my security guards realizing it, the signpost is yours!” Major Russell took up the challenge and on a moonlit night rowed to Darrell’s Island and successfully ‘appropriated’ the signpost. Something quite remarkable happened 30 years later when Eric Wheatley spoke to someone in England who told him that he had found mileage signs over the bar in the basement of his newly acquired home, and from his calculations they could only have come from Bermuda. Eric Wheatley responded: “You must have bought Major Russell’s house” to which the perplexed new home owner could only answer: “And how do you know that?” Mr. Wheatley suggested that the signs should be returned to Bermuda and the new owner agreed. British Airways then offered to fly the signs to Bermuda, just in time for the opening of the Bermuda Maritime Museum in 1975, when a new post was made and where the signpost is now on display. Mr. Wheatley worked for Imperial Airways before World War II and came to Bermuda in 1942 with the Royal Air Force, later becoming airport manager. In 1951 he was posted to the United States where he spent the next 25 years representing the British Overseas Airways Corporation, and from 1974 British Airways. In 1987 the Bermuda Post Office issued a stamp showing the Pan American Airways Bermuda Clipper flying over the Darrell’s Island signpost.
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The signpost and now on display at the Bermuda Maritime Museum. Mr. Percy Spencer, a traffic clerk on Darrell’s Island and later with British Airways, shows off the signs at the British Airways office after their return to Bermuda. Comments: email@example.com
Bermuda Cedar Gifts Alan makes a number of beautiful gifts using old Bermuda Cedar. He has created a special collection of pens, pencils, wine stoppers, men’s razors and shaving sets and even a coffee scoop! Each piece is carefully hand crafted and special orders including engraving by Bermuda Blueprinting can be requested. These hand crafted pieces of art make the perfect gift for anyone who appreciates having a little piece of Bermuda. Alan uses reclaimed wood and sometimes a small nail hole appears as he turns the wood on his lathe. It is especially cool to come across these markings as it really makes each and every piece unique. Alan’s beautifully hand crafted Bermuda Cedar Gifts can also be found at the Alexandra Mosher Studio in Washington Mall just off Reid Street; on Queen Street at the Island Shop, Hand Made Bermuda in the Clocktower Mall in Dockyard and online at www.luxurygiftsbermuda.com where all purchases are elegantly gift-wrapped and hand delivered same or next day. Alan is happy to talk about custom designs and orders. He also works with coloured acrylic. So the next time you’re looking for a gift that is really unique and special, give Alan a call at 441 532 4869 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bermudacedargifts.com
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Serving Up Success The Newport, A Gastro Pub
BY CANDICE DICKINSON
Tucked inside the luxurious Fairmont Southampton Hotel that sits perfectly perched peaking over South Shore, you will find a delightful combination of high quality meets pub chic at The Newport, a Gastropub. Previously an upscale jacket and tie favourite amongst visitors and locals alike, The Newport was the only 5-diamond ranked restaurant in the Caribbean. In 2012 the much loved restaurant reinvented itself, undergoing a makeover and reopened to offer a warm and cozy atmosphere featuring great food, handcrafted beers and fine wines. The new concept invited guests to take their jacket and ties off while still enjoying high quality in a relaxed atmosphere on one of Bermuda’s favourite and most enchanting properties.
LOBSTER AND CRAB TRIFLE Traditionally a Trifle is a Scottish dessert made with ingredients arranged in layers. Chef Adel Agamy has turned this creative concept into a tasty appetizer featuring fresh Bermuda lobster (when in season, out of season he serves this dish with Maine Lobster) and lump crab meat, a variety of veg and cocktail sauce, green goddess mousse with compliments of toasted sourdough on the side. Pair with a PINEAPPLE BLACK PEPPER TOM COLLINS
Falernum, Freshly squeezed lemon juice, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Club Soda, Fresh Ground Black Pepper, Lime
Maitre d’ Shawn Lekki says “The Newport, a Gastropub, retains the spirit of the 5-diamond culinary team while offering creative, unpretentious food and exclusive microbrewery beers you can’t find anywhere else on the island.” The restaurant also boasts multiple flat-screen tvs, perfect for the sports lovers who might want to come in and enjoy a Serious Burger with a beer tasting trio to wash it all down!
CHATHAM COD Packed with sizzling flavours that swell to the roof of your mouth and settle just in time for another bite, this dish is stunning in appearence and the fish flakes perfectly with each fork pierce. Complementing the Cod are Wellfleet Clams, chorizo sausage and it is served in a nice white wine broth. Pair with a
Gosling’s Gold Rum, Falernum, Freshly squeezed lime juice, DeKuyper Sour Rhubarb Liqueur, Rhubarb Bitters, Mint
Sous Chef Adel Agamy and Maitre d’ Shawn Lekki The Newport, A Gastro Pub - 238-8000 Fairmont Southampton, South Shore Road, Southampton
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ENGLISH BREAKFAST Served with Hood Fries Enjoy eggs any style, yummy English back bacon, juicy pork sausage, warm baked beans, a caramelized cherry tomato and sautéed mushrooms with your choice of toast. Pairs well with a Bloody Gosling made with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum
SKIRT STEAK Served with Hood Fries A delicious skirt steak packed with natural occuring flavours, marinated in a homemade Teriyaki sauce made with fresh ginger, garlic, crushed red pepper and lemon sauce, char grilled and served with brocoli, sautéed mushrooms and caramelized tomatoes.
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Hand Cut Hood Fries At Robin Hood! BY CANDICE DICKINSON
Everyone loves a good French Fry especially when it is hand cut and cooked just right. Robin Hood Pub & Restaurant has recently introduced this old time favourite to their menu. The idea is to offer a healthier, tastier choice of Fries using rustic Idaho potatoes that are carefully peeled, scored and cut into 1/4in strips, washed until the starch is removed, blanched dry and then cooked to perfection! There is no salt added, however, customers may add their own table salt and seasoning salt (a Bermudian favourite) is available on request.
PAN FRIED CATCH OF THE DAY Served with Hood Fries The finest fish from Bermuda’s waters marinated in lemon juice with salt & pepper seasoning, cooked on a slow flame burner and served with Robin Hood’s famous and absolutly delicious creamy Cole slaw. Pairs well with a pint of Stella Artois
Enjoy these delicious home cut fries alone or ask for them on the side of one of the popular dishes featured to your right. Breakfast is served all day at Robin Hood starting at 11:00am and the Skirt Steak, Pan Fried Catch of the Day and Hood Wings are all available for lunch or dinner!
BIGGER, BETTER, NON-BREADED HOOD WINGS (ALSO NEW ON THE MENU) Served with Hood Fries
Robin Hood is one of Bermuda’s favourite places to enjoy excellent English style pub grub, catch the best in LIVE Sports or take the challenge on Tuesdays at Quiz night. You will be amazed at all the things you didn’t know! Sri Lankan national, chef Sumith Kodagoda works alongside his team of six preparing daily specials that are guaranteed to leave your taste buds in frenzy for more. Chef Sumith creates all of his sauces and marinates from scratch while choosing the freshest ingredients available on island and brining the best local catch available to your table. Dine inside or out on the popular, very cozy patio and enjoy your favourite sports from practically any seat in the house! Robin Hood 295-3314 / 25 Richmond Road, Pembroke
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Choose from smoky BBQ, cajun BBQ or Thai sweet chili.
These absolutley delightful wings are everything a wing should be! They are big, juicy and tender. We guarantee you will be back for more, again and again! Pairs well with a glass of Babich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc PAIRINGS BY: APRIL GOSLING NAUDE
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BLACK OLIVE FOCACCIA Delicious freshly baked warmblack olive Focaccia bread served with black olive Tapenade. Pairs nicely with a glass of Martini Rossi Prosecco
A Hidden Culinary Gem Angelo’s Bistro
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SALMON TAR-TAR Delicatly chopped wild salmon blended with red onion, red pepper, avocado and lemon juice.
Pairs nicely with a glass of Château Riotor - Cotes du Provence Rose 2011.
Experience global cuisine with a twist of Bermuda charm at Angelo’s Bistro, one of our new favourite culinary gems tucked inside the Walker Arcade just off Front or Reid Street in the City of HOMEMADE RAVIOLI (changes daily) Hamilton. A simple blend of Goats Cheese and fresh baby spinach, inside a Featured is a creatively inspired menu that changes daily with large traditional home made ravioli drenched in a brown butter an assortment of offerings from homemade traditional ravioli with sauce and topped with toasted almonds and Parmesan shavings. ever changing ingredients to a nice plump duck breast served with Pairs nicely with a glass of Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Passion fruit sauce and drops of aged Modena balsamic reduction, pictured above. Seasonal ingredients including fresh local harvest and Bermuda Fish will surely tantalize your taste buds after your heart is swept away by the decadent presentation. Owner and manager Angelo Buglione is known and adored by locals and frequent visitors alike. For many years he was the face at some of Bermuda’s most enchanting establishments such as Splendido at Horizons & Cottages, Waterloo House and Fourways Inn. Today Angelo invites you to stop by a place of his own where he will treat you like family and share his favourite recipes paired with delicious cocktails and fine wines. Enjoy a late breakfast, relaxing lunch, dinner or even just a casual cocktail and dessert made fresh and in house. On weeknights the simple and natural courtyard often draws the laughter and excitement of school children arriving just before their parents join them for dinner. In the late evening smaller groups get comfortable in a quiet and cozy romantic setting away from the crowds but close enough to wander off into the bustling nightlife on Front Street after appetites have been more than satisfied.
BERMUDA ROCKFISH Served with Bermuda Brocoli, seasonal squash and fresh herb mashed potato. Pairs nicely with a glass of Sanford Chardonnay
Angelo’s international team adds a unique flare with their own expertise and experiences. Together they create a warm, welcoming and lovely place to sit down and enjoy a fabulous culinary journey. Join Angelo and his team this month for the Chef ’s special set Dinner menu offered Monday to Friday starting at 5:30pm and priced at $39 with choices of 5 starters, 5 mains and 5 desserts. Walker Arcade, Reid Street., Hamilton. 441 232-1000 firstname.lastname@example.org
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CHOCOLATE FLOURLESS LAVA CAKE Warm freshly baked and gluten free lava cake with chocolate fondant inisde, served with Raspberry Sorbet. Pairs nicely with a glass of Banfi Rosa Regale
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Lemon Tree Cafe
7 QUEEN ST. HAMILTON | 441 292 0235 | WWW.LEMONTREECAFE.BM
Monday - Friday 11:00am to 1:00am Saturday & Sunday 9:00am to 1:00am Emporium Building, 69 Front Street, City of Hamilton 441 295 8299 . www.flanagans.bm