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This February it’s all about texture. Layer up your leathers, lace and silk in black, dark grey, red and indigo. Opt for a classic 1950’s style fit to add some lady like charm to these touchable fabrics. Team up your look with some chunky jewellery or heart shaped pendants. Shoes, go high or go home. Colours are neutral, so add some fun with a standout handbag. Feeling the pinch? Go for your favourite LBD (little black dress) and accessorize it up! Perry Footwear has some shoes to make you swoon and check out the costume jewelry box in Atelerie for some statement pieces at affordable prices. Also, slip on some patterned tights to spice up a look without breaking the bank. I’m a big fan of M&S for tights.
Calypso has a great selection of Add a pop of colour into your winter scarfs in at the moment. They are a wardrobe with this Vince Camuto georgeous light weight fabric, perfect bag! @ Gibbons Company for a Bermuda winter. @ Calypso
Gentlmen, it’s time to brush up. Put on a tie, throw on a jacket. For the Casanovas among you, a single red rose is the only accessory you need. Here are some snaps of our top pics for the month of loooovvvve. For more fashion finds follow ‘TWIB Style Guide’ on Instagram. Becci. X Look Sharp, Buy Smart, Go Local.
Work shoe from the front, party shoe from the side! Love the spike sole detail on these animal print BCBG stilettos. @ Perry Foot Ware Warning: These items may have been purchased by the time you read this column. Follow us on Instagram for immediate notification on what’s hot and where it’s at.
Elegant and delicate, these bracelets Add a touch of girly fun to your ensemble with this flirty, fluffy, clutch make a great gift for Valentines. with metal detail. @ Perry Footware @ Boutique CC
Leather and pleats - two must haves These navy sparkle trousers are great fun! Wear them with a killer heel to for this season in one LBD. keep your legs looking long. @ French Conection @ French Connection
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February Events Thu Feb 20th
Jan 16th - MaR 1st Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts Various locations and showtimes. Ticket prices range from $25 for students to $55 to $70 for adults and are available from BDAtix.bm.
Jan 17th - Feb 13th
Bermuda Restaurant Week At participating restaurants, island-wide, as published on GoToBermuda.com. For more info, contact Tashae Thompson on 292-0023 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb 1ST - 28th
Bermuda Tourism Love Month Various weekly romance-themed events for couples, island-wide. Most are free. For more details, visit GoToBermuda.com.
Thu Feb 6th
Birds and Bars Wine Pairing Dinner at Ten 7pm at Ten Café & Bar. The cost is $75, plus grats. For more information, or to book your spot, by contacting 295-0857 or email@example.com. Bermuda’s Birds: You Don’t Know What You Are Missing 7.30pm at BUEI. Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for non-members and available from the Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI or from 294-0204.
SAT Feb 8th
Holistic Fair 10am at My Sereni-Tea. No cover charge. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 296-2114. Lionfish Dissection 3pm at the BUEI. See these beautiful but dangerous creatures up close and learn about the threat they pose to our oceans. Members free. Non-members – free with admission. For more information, call 294-0204. Bermuda Folk Club Doors open 7:30pm, music starts at 8:00pm. Cash Bar. Info: 295 1030 Open mic night featuring the band of joes. Wine Tasting Evening for Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia 6pm at Masterworks in the Botanical Gardens. Tickets are $60 per person and are available from email@example.com. Legend: Bob Marley Tribute Gates open at 8pm at the BAA Gymnasium. Tickets are $25, or $40 at the door, and available from Kit ‘n’ Caboodle, Fish ‘n’ Tings, People’s Pharmacy, Jamaican Grill, Caribbean Food Market, Somer Supermarket and Belvin’s Variety in Happy Valley and Devonshire.
Mon Feb 10tH - 15th
Film & Lecture with Dale Butler and live performance by Mitchell ‘Live Wires’ Trott 7:30pm at BUEI. Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for non-members and available from the Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI or from 294-0204.
FRI Feb 21st - 22Nd
13th Annual Coldwell Banker Home Show From 3pm on Friday, 9am on Saturday at Cedarbridge Academy. For more details, visit ColdwellBankerHomeShow.info.
SAT Feb 22nd
City Car and Bike Show Noon at Bulls Head Car Park. Free admission. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Metropolitan Opera in HD: Puccini’s Tosca 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. Midshipman Dale Annual Commemorative Service and Dinner 5pm in King’s Square, followed by dinner in Griffin’s Bistro at 6pm. Dinner is $70 per person. For more info, or to RSVP, contact St Peter’s Church Office at 2972459 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUN Feb 23rd
Argus Walks the Walk with The Centre on Philanthropy 8.15am in front of the Argus Building on Wesley Street. Registration fee is $25. To register go to www.racedayworld.com or contact 236-7706 or jpitcher@ centreonphilanthropy.org. BIFFlix Monthly Film Series: The Great Beauty 5.30pm at BUEI. Tickets are $15 from pTix.bm. For more details, visit biff.bm.
THU Feb 27th
Where the Whales Sing: Screening and Illustrated Lecture 5:30pm & 8:30pm at BUEI. For more info visit www.whalesbermuda.com
Kids Calendar Story-time at the BUEI Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, Crow Lane, Pembroke Tue 10am. Enjoy singing, dancing and story-telling. Info: $15 adult, $12 Seniors, $8 Children 6-17, Under 6 – Free. Members – Free. For more info, call 292 7219 or www.buei.org
FRI Feb 14th
Educational Spring Camps at the BUEI Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, Crow Lane, Pembroke Feb 10 - 14 Dabble in frozen seas Feb 17 - 21 Dabble in the Deep 1 BUEI’s educational camps, for ages 7-13. Hands-on activities, experiments, specimens, interactive computer learning, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, play-acting and competitions. The programmes integrate literacy and numeracy, and are designed to inform, motivate and excite children. Camps are conducted from 9am to 3pm with after camp supervision available until 5pm if needed. Info: Crystal Schultz, 294 0207 or 294 0217 or www.buei.org
SAT Feb 15th
Masterworks Kids Activities Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, Botanical Gardens, Paget Last Sat of the month, 10:00am - 2:00pm Families can participate in free art activities, each month having a different theme. Wed, 10:00am - 11:30am. Tiny Tots Programme for babies and toddlers, free play, and art and craft at a cost of $7 for members and $10 for non-members. Just bring your own snack for snacktime. Info: 236 2950, email@example.com, www.bermudamasterworks.com
Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society Show: Skin Flick 8pm at Daylesford Theatre. Tickets cost $30 from www.bmds.bm or from their box office on 292-0848
TUE Feb 11th
L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Associés Contre le Crime 8pm at BUEI. Tickets cost $5 for members, $10 for non-members and $5 for students. West Indian Association (Bermuda): Give From The Heart Valentine’s Night Caribbean Party 9pm at the Police Recreation Club. Tickets are $30 and available from the WIA Executive and Philippa Burke on 535-1944. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Reconvening of Parliament 11am on the grounds of the Cabinet Building, Front Street. For more info, visit www.gov.bm or call 292-5998. Bermuda National Trust Plant & Bake Sale From 8.30am at Waterville, Pomander Road in Paget. For more info, contact 236-6483. Girls & Boys Brigades Valentine’s Fair & Car Wash From 10am at St. Paul’s Church Hall. Admission is free.
TUE Feb 18th
Bermuda National Trust: Annual Children’s Nature Walk From 9.30am at the eastern parking lot at Spittal Pond. Free for parents and children but groups of 3 or more should pre-register at email@example.com or 2366483 ext. 214. Film & Lecture with Andrew Stevenson 7.30pm at BUEI. Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for non-members and available from the Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI or from 294-0204.
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Kindermusik at Bermuda School of Music The Old Berkeley School, corner of Berkeley and St. Johns Roads. Every other Thu Village (babies up to 18 months) Class time: 10:45am Every other Sat Village (babies up to 18 months) 10:35am and Our Time (18 months to 3 years) 9:45am *Classes are 45mins Info: Caroline, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www. musicschool.bm For more Family Fun Activities & great family resources visit: www.nothingtodoinbermuda.com/bermuda-kids.html www.mama.bm www.buei.org
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Bermuda International Film Festival BIFF Is Back! By Alison hicks
The much-loved Bermuda International Film Festival returns for a seventeenth time in March with a line-up to suit all tastes, included three Oscar-nominated features never seen before in Bermuda. The week-long festival runs from Friday, March 21 until Thursday, March 27 and the action will once more be centred at Liberty Theatre in Hamilton. BIFF’s management committee and programming team have been working tirelessly over the last few months to secure some of the biggest hits from the international film festival circuit and to put together an event worthy of hot anticipation. This Week in Bermuda caught up with Andrew Stoneham, Festival Operations Manager, for the exclusive lowdown on BIFF 2014: “The core World Cinema programme will comprise both narrative and documentary features sourced from a culturally diverse group of countries that includes Egypt, Cambodia and Japan, alongside the filmmaking powerhouse of the USA and UK. In keeping with a film festival tradition set by the likes of Sundance and Cannes, we’ll be putting on opening, centrepiece and closing gala presentations to keep the action high-octane right through the week. “BIFF’s Oscar-qualifying short film competition, Bermuda Shorts, returns with fifteen of the best entries selected to screen from the hundreds received from all over the world. The shorts programme will be shown in three themed packages to be presided over by an esteemed panel of judges, who will be flown in especially for this important role. Last year’s jury included Emmy and Oscar-winning film director, Eva Orner, and we are set to welcome some more of the film industry’s freshest talent to Bermuda shores in March. “As BIFF is recognised by the Academy of Motion Pictures and
Sciences, the winner of our prestigious competition could potentially go on to win the Short Film – Live Action Oscar. BIFF has been successful in selected two Oscar winners to date: Wasp in 2005 and Toyland in 2009. It might be time for us to pick a winner again this year!” To complement an engaging and entertaining film programme, BIFF has a reputation for knowing how to throw a good party or two. The details were unconfirmed at the time of going to press but we are told fabulous cocktails, sparkling company and a glamorous atmosphere are guaranteed. BIFF’s well-regarded educational programme has been given a new lease of life with an extended school screening schedule to cater to all age groups, as well as a series of free public Live Chat events so everyone can watch AND learn at BIFF 2014. The film line-up will be announced in mid-February so stay tuned to www.biff.bm for all the latest news as it happens or find BIFF on Facebook and Twitter. The box office will open for ticket sales two weeks in advance of the start of the festival. Based on feedback from previous year, BIFF is making it as convenient as possible to buy tickets online, over the phone or in person at the cinema, BIFF’s headquarters or via a new self-service kiosk. Full details on this will be announced soon. As a charity BIFF relies on the financial support of its valued corporate sponsors and private patrons, as well as a friendly and enthusiastic volunteer crew. If you are interested in being part of the lights, camera action in either capacity, contact the BIFF office for more information on 293-3456 or email: email@example.com.
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Bermuda Ha Ha
Crombie’s Shop Assistant BY Roger Crombie
You don’t expect to have an existential breakthrough at a pharmacy, do you? You expect ointments and bandages. And yet a stunning breakthrough in the fields of logic and reasoning is exactly what happened to me one day at the Phoenix, on Reid Street. I went in to buy some of that stuff you can spray on your glasses to clean them up, like the optician uses. If you wear glasses, you’ll know how filthy they become on a regular basis. Before we get to the spectacular moment, I must first ask if you’ve ever heard of Schrödinger’s Cat, the one that’s alive and dead simultaneously, which nobody can deny? Schrödinger’s Cat was in a closed box. Don’t ask how it got there. In the moment before you open the lid, can you say if the cat is dead or alive? Schrödinger argued that it was both. Dead and alive, simultaneously. Okay, that sounds loony tunes, but smart people everywhere say it’s right, so it must be. We ordinary types can’t be expected to understand. Schrödinger had his cat and I had a young woman behind the pharmacy counter. I asked if she had the cleaning stuff. She replied: “We don’t have any here at the moment” and then added: “But over by where you pay, there is a display and we have it there.” Compared to this woman, Schrödinger was an amateur. You’re going to have to bear with me a little as I explain this, but stick with it, because Crombie’s Shop Assistant is about to replace Schrödinger’s Cat as the go-to mad idea of the new millennium. They didn’t have it here at the moment, she said. That was true. They didn’t have it there. It was somewhere else. Empirical truth, undeniable and perfect. The poetry of her words echoes now, years after the event. The phrase “at the moment”, however, means that we might have had it here at some time in the past and therefore we might have it here again at some time in the near future. But neither of those things was true. That makes the statement a lie, or wildly misleading at the very best. So the statement was simultaneously true and false. The lid was off the box and we could see the shop assistant, who was undoubtedly alive. Take that, Schrödinger.
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They’ll teach Crombie’s Shop Assistant in every logic or philosophy course from Yale to Somewhere Else Prestigious. I’ll get the Nobel Prize for this. I’ll dedicate my speech to everyone who reads this column, both of you. No wonder the Bermuda Government has declared shop assistant a category closed to non-Bermudians. Those employees operate on a higher plane than the rest of us. No foreigner could march in and make deep existential statements off the cuff. Foreigners make good tourists and accountants, but they’re losers compared to Shop Assistants when it comes to philosophy and existential thinking. “Thank you, Mr. Nobel, for the prize and now may I have the money?” How does that sound?
Artist of the Month
By Lisa Howie, Director, Bermuda National Gallery
Photos & Interview By Ariana C. FranCIS
Re-Animating The Collection
Last month we launched Bermuda National Gallery: An Introduction, a hardcover book that narrates the history of the museum and gives a tour of the collection, accompanied by 80 illustrations. The layout of the book established the groundwork for one of the current exhibitions at the BNG, City Hall location: Highlights from the BNG Collection. Thanks to a significant donation from Sir Christopher Ondaatje a few years ago, the BNG has a gallery space dedicated to the Bermuda Collection; however, we expand that concept for this current exhibition, and fold in artwork from various regions. The museum’s permanent collection is organized by geographic regions and reflects the diversity of the Island’s ethnicity. For this exhibition, curator Sophie Cressall has re-animated the collection by positioning artwork in dialogue that otherwise would be separated by region or medium. A further decision was made to not overload the visual experience with textual information; viewers are encouraged to spend time with the art arrangements and arrive at perhaps new interpretations of familiar objects. The artwork of Christina Hutchings (featured in both BNG locations and interviewed by this publication) creates artwork that fits well with the theme of this article. The line, a compositional element that is embedded in all visual expressions, dominates her work. The line is refined, meticulously considered, and is at once simple and cosmic. Sea charts, star patterns, and scientific coding, all come to mind when I study her work. In the two exhibitions we experience the scale of her ideas; in one instance, less than 12 inches square, and in the other an entire wall that opens up to another dimension. Come soon to enjoy what the BNG has to offer in our two locations, in Hamilton and St. George’s. Admission is free. Take away a memento of your experience with a BNG art book: Impressions of Bermuda or Bermuda National Gallery: An Introduction, each for $35. For more information: www.bng. bm or call (441) 295-9428/ 297-9428. Christina Hutchings, #3, 2011, pen on paper, 4 ½ ” x 4 ½ ”. Collection of BNG. Gift of Marijke Peterich.
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Tina Hutchings did not set out to become a fine artist. After college she attended graduate school in architecture then worked in NYC before moving back home to Bermuda. An architectural influence is evident in many of the pieces that she creates today. Hutchings’s subject matter always relates to her days spent in Bermuda. Featured at the Bermuda National Gallery East in St. Georges is her latest piece titled Trace. This is a large site specific installation composed from lacquered ply and Accoya wood, wall paint, pencil, tape, string and vellum. The Accoya wood materials, milling, assembling, and spraying were generously supplied by Anthony Madeiros from BS&R Group. The installation assistance was provided by Vanessa Daniel. Which major steps in your life brought you to where you are today? The Steps in my life that brought me where I am today were an education in both fine arts and Architecture. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Masters of Architecture. The education I received in Graduate School of Architecture was the most important, not only as an education but also because it allowed me to work in top architecture firms. I must say I longed to be an artist the entire time I was working at architecture firms. I took time off to attend Skowhegan and Macdowell, which allowed me a short but concentrated time to paint full time. I found I loved painting full time, but the practical aspect of making a living always came into play, so it was always back to the drawing board literally. After many years working in NY, I returned home to Bermuda and I was finding that there was so much here to paint about. I had solo shows at Masterworks and Windjammer Gallery and was a part of the Biennial at the National Gallery. These were major steps Where do you find your inspiration? I find inspiration being here on the island. It can be simply riding on the ferry and seeing a freighter come in to Hamilton or it can be the fact that we live on an isolated island in the Atlantic Ocean. How do you spend you free time? Much of my free time is spent taking walks or if I am off the island, going to museums. I visit the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney and the Met when I am in New York. What type of environment do you work in? There are two types of environment in which I work. If I am doing small pieces, I work at a drawing board on a long work table. If I am working on a large piece, there is a separate room which is used only for large pieces. Who are some artists that you admire? The artists I admire are Giotto and Pierro della Francesca who are Pre-Renaissance fresco artists. I love Paul Cézzane and Georges Braque. And then there are many artists and architects from the Bauhaus I admire.
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Dr. Romeo & Willi have been offering Thermage since 2004
The heat was on at SIAM Spa last week when MAMA (Meet A Mum Association) got together for a little wine and bubbly supplied by Discovery Wines, complimentary Thai finger foods, a tour of the grounds by spa director Sirilak Yodpanya and sample treatments by Siam therapists. With laughter in the air and smiles all around it was a great evening and the SIAM ladies couldn’t have been more accommodating!
The improved CPT (Comfort Pulse Technology) a trademark of Solta Medical represents a leap forward in skin tightning and contouring. Thermage is a FDA medically approved treatment with the most peer reviewed articles in the aesthetic medical field. Becoming popular in 2003 after Oprah presented it in a few different episodes the word was out about thermage. After having the treatment done myself we decided to purchase the theracool system in 2004. We are the only practice on the island and in the Caribbean that offers this amazing thermage treatment. So if you think you had thermage on this island and you did not have it here. YOU DID NOT HAVE THERMAGE! It is by far the most advanced technology addressing sagging skin in all areas of the body and face in a single treatment. No surgery... No needles.. No downtime.. Using monopolar technology penetration goes deeper than the bipolar devices so you will so you will have results lasting much longer. Doctors and registered nurses using this technique must be certified by Solta Medical and a certificate must be displayed. To deliver results and live up to patients expectations we will only perform thermage on carefully selected patients after a detailed consultation. Call 295-9963 or email email@example.com
Due to Thermage world wide popularity, many have claimed to do thermage when they do not have the Thermacol device. Thermage holds a patent on this treatment. Companies have been sued for trying to say they offer the treatment. It is a one of a kind procedure and no other radiofrequency is the same or similar. We are the one and only in Bermuda & Caribbean that offers this treatment. Thermage is an FDA appoved treatment. Please go to www.thermage.com for further information.
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82 Lbs & 105 Inches Lighter! La-Wanda R. Benjamin By Candice Dickinson
When did you start your program at the Diet Center and what prompted you to take the plunge and sign up? I started in May 2010, I was going 40 in December of 2010 and they say for a woman it is harder to lose weight after 40, so I figured if I lost it before I went 40 I would be able to keep it off. Which program did you do? Diet Fast How many pounds and inches were lost and how many years have you kept it off? I have lost 97 pounds in total, 82 when I finished the program with the Diet Center, 105 inches and 18.6% of body fat. I have kept it off for 3 years and I’m now in my 4th year. What was your dress / pant size when you started and what is it today? My dress size was a 22 and I am now wearing a size 4. What do you find yourself doing most that you were unable to do when you were overweight? I exercise more. How do your family and friends feel about your weight loss? Excited at the fact that I have kept if off. How did your family and friends originally feel about your choice to work with the diet center? They were looking at the name DIET CENTER and some were saying diets don’t work others had no feelings. After my first meeting at The Diet Center, I knew it wasn’t a diet, it’s a life style change. Did you try other diets before your success with the diet center? No Do you have any advice for others who struggle with weight? Eating right is only half the battle; add some water and exercise and your good to go. The second half is keeping it off and with the Diet Center teaching you how to eat properly; it makes it so much easier to keep it off. You don’t put the weight on in one day so it’s going to take some hard work and dedication to get the weight off. Stick to it and it will happen.
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Love Is In The Air
Amanda Temple Photography, Bermuda Bride & Petals The photoshoot for this month’s cover was a creative collaboration by Amanda Temple Photography, Bermuda Bride and Petals. Elbow Beach kindly provided the location and Lido created the menu and cocktails. Amanda Temple has been photographing weddings for over 20 years, and says that she still feels like a kid in a candy store at every wedding - excited by every gorgeous gown, beautiful bouquet, shiny shoes and of course, by love. She has a particular passion for creating timeless, elegant, romantic images and although she now shoots with digital, she edits her photographs to emulate film. Amanda has just created a special portrait session for women called Lumiere.
“I truly believe that every woman is beautiful and has an extraordinary light within. These sessions enable me to create images that capture their inner beauty.” Bermuda Bride, led by Nikki Begg, designs extraordinary events with an emphasis on understated elegance while remaining fresh, fun and stylish. From intimate ceremonies to elaborate affairs, Nikki and her team pay close attention to every detail to create stress-free, beautiful weddings, private parties and corporate events. Nikki started Petals to offer exceptional flowers for her events. While the initial focus was originally on weddings, word soon got out and companies, hotels and restaurants began requesting flowers on a weekly basis. Last April Nikki opened a shop on Queen Street to share her passion for flowers. It was designed as a perfect venue, not only to showcase fresh flowers and objets d’art, but also to host workshops and art openings. During the month of February, the shop will exhibit Amanda’s photographs on metal and silver-leafed canvas, along with Alexandra Mosher’s Bermuda-inspired jewellery and Jon Faulkner’s Bermuda-made pottery.
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VIP Sunshine Award
Mrs. Gladys Madeiros Second Quarter Winner Dr. Barbara O’Shaughnessy
at each cove to take a dip in the prestige aqua blue water and bury our feet in the Bermuda’s pink sandy beaches. This woman was truly divine. Without reservation, she opened up her entire day just to show us a good time. Even more striking, she opened her heart and home to us, treating us not like tourists, but like family. I have never experienced hospitality and love like this from a stranger. Gladys made our vacation truly memorable and is the reason that we will surely return to this beautiful country. Gladys is a true ray of sunshine and a blessing to the lives she touches. The Chair of Visitor Industry Partnership, Dr. Barbara O’Shaughnessy is proud to congratulate and thank Mrs. Madeiros for making the Stirn family’s Bermuda holiday such a special memory and for spreading some wonderful Bermuda Sunshine!
Left to right Dr. Barbara O’Shaughnessy, Chair of the Visitor Industry Partnership; Minister of Tourism and Transport, the Hon. Shawn Crockwell, JP,MP; Sunshine award winner, Mrs. Gladys Madeiros, and David Dodwell, Chair of the Tourism Authority.
The Visitor Industry Partnership (VIP), in association with our lead sponsor, the Bermuda Tourism Board, is pleased to announce the winner of the second 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 second quarter winner is Mrs. Gladys Madeiros who was nominated by Ms. Randi Stirn of Maryland. Ms. Stirn highlighted her experience with Mrs. Madeiros: “I had the very good fortune of being assigned to seat 20 E on my Bermuda bound plane out of Baltimore. As soon as I took my seat, I was greeted with a smile and a sunny hello from the stranger next to me, who I soon learned to be Mrs. Gladys Madeiros. Over the course of two hour plane ride, this vivacious, energetic ray of sunshine told me all about her native country. A born and bred Bermudian, this woman proudly shared her knowledge of her homeland, openly and honestly. Gladys informed me of where to visit, where to eat, sites not to be missed and places only the locals know about. In mid sentence, she interrupted, “why don’t I take you around myself? I’m free this Thursday and Saturday, just give me a call!” She handed me her home telephone number. Being a native Baltimorian, I was not used to this kind of unprovoked hospitality, warmth and friendship. My plane encounter was a wonderful way to begin my time away. So my daughter (whom I was meeting in Bermuda) and I called Gladys up the very next morning, and she arrived at our hotel, the Grotto Bay Beach Hotel, a few hours later with her daughter in-law, ready and eager to show us a beautiful Bermudian day. We began the day with a golf cart ride and tour around Tuckers Point. She offered us freshly baked banana bread and ginger beer and we continued our tour down the southern coast of Bermuda, down the roads “the buses can’t take you.” We paid a visit to the lighthouse and took in the amazing view, ate a delicious traditional fish cake sandwich on raisin bread with bananas and avocados and finished the day with a stunning walk from Long Bay all the way to Horseshoe Bay, stopping
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Mrs. Madeiros received a VIP Sunshine Award Pin and a congratulatory lunch at the Victoria Grill compliments of the Island Restaurant Group, with Executive Director of the Bermuda Hotel Association, Mr. John Harvey, Mr. JP Martens, General Manager of Grotto Bay and Dr. Barbara O’Shaughnessy, the Chair of the Visitor Industry Partnership, In addition, Mrs. Madeiros will be treated to a hotel stay at the beautiful Grotto Bay Beach Hotel, complete with dinner and breakfast, compliments of Mr. JP Martens, General Manager: Grotto Bay is pleased to support the Visitor Industry Partnership’s Sunshine Award since it is individuals like this quarter’s winner, Mrs. Madeiros, who make Bermuda a very special place for residents and visitors alike. One of the most common compliments I receive is that the people of Bermuda are so friendly and that their hospitality is second to none. Mrs. Madeiros proves this. The success of our tourism industry depends heavily on what Bermuda is famous for, friendly people. I wish to congratulate and thank Mrs. Madeiros for her indirect contribution to the hospitality industry since it is hospitality, as displayed by Mrs. Madeiros, that will make our visitors come back to our beautiful Island. Chair of the Tourism Appreciation committee, Joanne McPhee, “The Sunshine Awards exemplify what it is that makes Bermuda ‘so much more’. With over 50 nominations in this quarter alone it is clear that there are already many ambassadors in our community demonstrating one smile and act of kindness at a time what it is to be Bermudian and truly so much more. The aim of the morepinkbda movement is to ensure that this is once again the norm and not the exception.”
Meet The Author Amanda Prowse By candice dickinson
“When I set out to write any novel or short story my aim is to stop you switching off that light at bed time.” Amanda Prowse
Just six years ago Amanda Prowse was living in London working as a management consultant. A loving mother to her two sons, she spent her share of time struggling with the day-to-day fears that came with being an army wife while her husband was deployed to places such as Afghanistan and Iraq. Amanda always loved to write and would often jot down short stories in her spare time. She used writing as a way to clear her mind, putting her fears on paper, but she never dreamed that just a few years later her life would drastically change and she would become a best selling author of four novels and four short stories with more on the way. What brings you to Bermuda? My Husband is a solider with the British Army and he is currently working with the Bermuda Regiment. When did you write your first book and what was your inspiration? Well I have written all my life really, I have always written notes and scribbled short stories, always loved to write. Five years ago I wrote my first book, Poppy Day, while my husband was working in Afghanistan. The story is about an army wife whose husband gets taken hostage in Afghanistan and what she does to bring him home. Writing is my therapy. I don’t want to be left alone again and writing allows me to put my fears on to paper. All of my stories are fiction. The events, procedures and what it’s like being deployed to a place such as Afghanistan is all factually accurate. Each story develops in my head but is based on real life situations with a foundation of supporting facts. With my husband based in Afghanistan three times and Iraq twice, he has been able to share with me his experiences and information to support my story lines. Poppy Day became a best seller pretty much instantly. I received a lot of TV coverage in the UK and Europe. Even now it is a best seller in the UK charts and in the Kindle charts all over the world. The amazing thing is that every single penny made from Poppy Day is used to help service men that have been injured in the Army. It is a growing problem in the UK, a lot of young men are returning home in their twenties, young, fit and healthy soldiers who have lost arms and legs. Essentially I thought, I am an army wife, the reason my husband comes back intact each time is just luck, and so I decided to write and today I am making a difference the best way I can. Every penny of Poppy Day will always go to help soldiers. The book is dedicated to all soldiers from 2001 to the present day indicated in the print run.
After you wrote your first book, how quickly did the next one come and what was that like? It is often said that a writer has one good book in them. You kind of worry after you have a best seller if you will be able to beat it. My first was a great success and a big surprise to me. My family and friends told me they loved it but I was shocked when the reviews came in and still find it hard to believe how popular it is today. The inspiration for my second book really came about because I am a very nosy person and often wonder what goes on behind closed doors. I find myself watching people, couples walking together, families in their big houses and I just think I would love to be a little fly on the wall and watch someone else’s life for even just an hour. “What Have I Done” features a woman named Catherine who phones police and confesses to her husband’s murder. It is all very shocking to everyone and as the book unfolds you learn why it was all a mystery. Not to give too much away, Catherine was living in a very controlled and abusive marriage. It is a story of a women’s redemption, how she finds herself again and how she rebuilds her life after spending time in prison for killing her husband. It is very much about her relationship with her children and the consequences. I think when we talk about domestic abuse we all have an image in our heads. There was a horrible phrase that used to be quite prevalent in the UK and basically it indicated that a battered wife was a women living in a bad situation with an alcoholic husband and usually living in the lower level of society. That’s just not the case 90% of situations I have come across range from middle class to very wealthy and it is all about control. If you don’t have a sanctuary in your own home the rest of your life can spiral out of control. This book became a best seller all over Europe. I think it struck a nerve. People would say, that’s my sister, my cousin or my best friend, some would even say, that’s me. It is dedicated to every woman who lives under the cloud of control. You will find happiness when you find the courage to set yourself free and that is really the message. It says, you’re not alone; there are an awful lot of women out there who need to stand up for and protect each other. My books are not overly violent or graphic, I want to be able to leave a book around the house and not worry that my kids are picking it up. Please tell us what your working on next! I have travelled and have lived all over the world but Bermuda has absolutely floored me. It is peaceful and beautiful. I pick up a monthly bus pass and during my daily travels I have met some amazing people, some real Bermuda characters. My husband and I have found so much peace and happiness here so I am writing a new book based on life in Bermuda, a saga that starts in 1924 and comes up to the present day. It is a story of two girls called CC & Clara, they are two black Bermudians who live in the back of town and their lives take very different turns as they grow into adulthood. One of them has great fortune, marrying into an old Bermuda family but later develops dementia. The message in this book is that wealth doesn’t come in things. They are both fabulous characters and each have one son who also lead very different lives. The book covers decades of Bermuda history through CC and Clara’s eyes, from the railway to the riots and everything in between. I have been working with local historian Dr. Edward Cecil Harris to learn historic stories and confirm facts. This book will be available by next Christmas.
The building in Charleston designated as the Denmark Vesey House (although it is apparently several doors away from his residence at the time of the trial).
Connections To Charleston By Dr. Edward Harris, MBE JP
Shaw died and over half of the Regiment’s strength of 600 men were ‘killed, wounded or captured’.
This watercolour was painted by Henry Gray and titled ‘The Morning After the Attack on Sullivan’s Island, near Charleston on 29 June 1776. On the right, the Royal Navy frigate, HMS Actaeon is ablaze on a sand bar. (© Image courtesy of the Gibbes Museum of Art)
While not taking the Fort, the 54th was ‘widely acclaimed for its valor during the battle, and the event helped encourage the further enlistment and mobilization of African-American troops’. Those killed in the action, including Robert John Simmons, were interred in a single grave near the Fort, which was abandoned by the Confederates a few months later.
Bermudians historically had strong connections with Charleston, South Carolina, whether in a white clapboard house in Charleston, or on Morris and Sullivan’s Islands, or in a battle of the American Civil War that claimed the life of our own Robert John Simmons.
Morris Island is deserted today and reachable only by boat: the remains of Fort Wagner are no longer evident, but the quiet natural environment is a fitting place to reflect upon the marks left by our fellow Bermudians on the soils of Charleston and South Carolina. Union soldiers of the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry storm the walls of Fort Wagner on Morris Island, South Carolina on 18 July 1863.
On 28 June 1776, Sir Peter Parker launched an attack on ‘Sulivan’s Fort’ at the entrance to Charleston Harbor. Starting with the inappropriately named HMS Friendship, Parker had eight other vessels. Lined up against that formidable package of firepower was a rebel fort hastily constructed of palmetto palm trunks, which proved invaluable as the British cannon balls bounced off or were absorbed by the spongy timber. The Royal Navy would have taken Sulivan’s Fort, but three of the vessels grounded on sandbanks. The gunpowder used by the rebels was likely some of that stolen at Bermuda the year before, so the British admiral suffered from ‘friendly fire’, or at least powder, when ‘one round hit her quarterdeck, slightly wounding Parker in the knee and thigh; the shot also tore off part of his britches, leaving his backside exposed’! The second event ended in the hanging of a former Bermuda slave, Denmark Vesey, who today has a National Historic Landmark house named for him near the site of his original residence. Vesey was taken by his Bermudian owner to live in Charleston, where he won a lottery in 1800 and purchased his freedom. From 1818, he was very active in the Emanuel African Methodist Church but four years later, he and others were charged with conspiring to mount a slave revolt that would have included the destruction of Charleston. Vesey, the alleged ringleader, refused to name anyone implicated in the plot. His former owner, Captain Joseph Vesey testified in his favour—as did several dozen other white Charlestonians for other black defendants—‘resisting the hysteria sweeping the city’, but Denmark Vesey and thirty-five others were sentenced to death. In the middle of the 1800s, Bermudian, Robert John Simmons had emigrated north and eventually joined the largely black 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry of the Union Army. Sent down to South Carolina, the 54th took part in the Second Battle of Fort Wagner on Morris Island at the entrance to Charleston Harbor on 18 July 1863, in which its commander, Colonel Robert Gould The military situation at Fort Sullivan on 28 June 1776 was captured on this chart, which shows the layout of the fort and the entrance to Charleston Harbor. HMS Actaeon and Sphinx are lodged on a sandbank, while the other British warships pound the fort from anchored positions.
Edward Cecil Harris, MBE, JP, PHD, FSA is Director of the National Museum at Dockyard. Comments may be made to firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-5480.
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The Summer Ils. [16261632.][Fortifications]. The Summer Ils. Plate  from John Smith’s “The Generall Historie of Virginia, New England and the Summer Isles...” Map of Bermuda at centre, surrounded by engraved illustrations emphasizing Bermuda’s defensive walls, towers, and especially its artillery positions. Labels include: St. Catherins forte, Pembroks forte, Kings Castell, Southampton forte, Devonshire Redoute, St. George Towne, Warwicks forte, State House, Smiths Forte, Pagets fort, Penistons Redoute, Charles Forte, Riches Mount, and The Three Bridges. STC 22790. This is the 3rd state of this folding plate: Compartment G has the label “Penistons Redoute.” The lower right corner is in Palmer’s “c” state: “Printed by James Reeve.” The 3rd state of this plate was issued in the 1626, 1627, 1631, and 1632 editions of John Smith’s “The Generall Historie.” Sabin 82823-82824. Palmer (1983): 24-25. PM: 11” x 14”. Light overall toning, later linen backing. Image very good. Price available on request. By Appointment Only | Tel: 441 292 2482 | www.anthonypettit.com
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Do You Know … That You Could Send Urgent Letters On The Bermuda Railway? By HORST AUGUSTinovic
Apart from passengers and their bicycles, the Bermuda Railway, which operated from 1931 to 1947, also carried parcels and bulk goods. Although not intended to carry mail, the occasional urgent letter was also sent by train.
Bermuda military units also used the Bermuda Railway to carry their mail. This letter was sent on the 8am train on Saturday, August 14th 1937, by the Bermuda Militia Artillery in St. George’s, to the Headquarters of the Bermuda Command at Prospect, a stop on the way to Hamilton.
Before the Bermuda Post Office introduced vans in 1942, all mail was carried by horse-drawn carriages between Hamilton and St. George’s and Hamilton and Somerset. So if the mail carriage had already left St. George’s for example, it was possible to send an urgent letter to Hamilton by the next available train. Whereas the rate for local postage was 1 penny during the first years of the railway and 1-1/2 pence as of September 1940, the minimum charge for items sent by train was 3d.
This airmail letter was sent from St. George’s to New York on November 17th 1947, shortly before the Bermuda Railway was dismantled.
The West India Oil Company Bulk Fuel Oil Station was located next to the St. George’s Terminal of the Bermuda Railway and it was therefore convenient to send correspondence to the Hamilton office by train, even at double the postage rate.
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The St. George’s Terminal of the Bermuda Railway.
This cover from the United States Engineer Office in St. George’s planning the construction of Kindley Field, was sent on September 26th 1941 via the Bermuda Railway to Hamilton for censorship and registered airmail posting to Washington, D.C. Sending it through the St. George’s Post Office would not have cost additional postage, however, the daily delivery to Hamilton probably already left St. George’s when this letter was ready for posting and it was therefore sent via the Bermuda Railway. It was received in Washington two days later.
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Golf Across The Island Patience - The Most Under Rated Fundamental Required To Play Good Golf By KIM SWAN, J.P. Teaching Professional
During my 45 years in golf I have seen the ups and downs that this great game offers - never two days alike. During this period many golfers have made meteoric appearances on the golf scene, some taking this great game of golf by storm. However, it has been the steady golf games of those who choose to work tirelessly at improving their form, in my humble opinion, who provide the best example for the average golfer to emulate. In my years as a member of the PGA European Tour, a NCAA collegiate player and as a player at the club professional level, I have witnessed first hand how numerous talented players (who found the game hard to master immediately) worked tirelessly plying their trade over weeks, months and most cases years to realise success at a later date. The end result of proper practice techniques, persistence and sensible course management was a consistent golf swing and reliable golf game - but also the formation of ‘patience’ that will serve a player well in golf competitions for a lifetime in golf.
Patience is an under-rated fundamental needed to play good golf on a regular basis and overcome the constant changes and challenges that this game presents. One way to develop patience is by trusting that your practise will result positively in time - one of the roles of a coach is to be able to properly assess a player and recognise the disposition of that player - to help build a patient mindset by repeatedly teaching students under our charge to play golf in the present tense, to take one shot at a time and to remain positive inspite of the result. • Two Great Examples Consider that in 1980 when a youthful Vijay Singh from Fiji - a country with only a few golf courses at that time - never broke 80 at Pinehurst #2 in the World Amateur Team Championship and is country Fiji finished near the bottom of all nations represented (I played 36 holes with Vijay in 1980), yet 20 years later Vijay would become the #1 player in the world with 2 major titles to is name. In addition, participating alongside greats such as Bernhard Langer on the PGA European Tour allowed me to fully appreciate that a major champion is not born great - they must be taught, encouraged to practice and posses a desire beyond the extraordinary in order to properly hone their skills and confidence to master the game of golf. I vividly recall two images of Bernhard Langer that remain clear in my mind 30+ years later. The first was of Bernhard Langer at the Italian Open at Milano Golf Club in Monza, Italy practising his bunker shot until the coach driver was ready to close the door and to take us back to the hotel in Milan. Langer literally squeezed the last seconds of practice time available before we were collectively returned to our hotel in the city that evening. The second was practising next to Bernhard Langer at Golf de SaintNom-la-Bretèche Golf Course, Paris, France during the French
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Open with our respective caddies shagging balls for us separately on the range and Langer precisely lining up his clubface, crouched down behind the ball for each shot mastering alignment. It is that type of detail that I thankfully gleaned from a great player in the making and have incorporate into my coaching ethos today. There are many other examples that I can share to attest to extent that many had to go through to become great player but the example of Bernhard Langer and Vijay Singh not only represents two golfers that I observed meticulously apply their dedication to golf over a long period of time before eventually mastering the game - but their work ethic and focus on sound fundamentals have become the standard bearers for the average golfer around the world to emulate. At the Port Royal Golf Development Program we encourage ourstudents to be persistent at practising proper techniques/drills that will show results in time if practised regularly- but we also emphasise that the time it takes will help the golfer to [properly] develop, will form the patience needed to navigate through the uncertainty of playing a round of golf. We invite you to join us at Port Royal Golf Developmental Program, which in 2014, is off to a great start. Our students are focusing on improving their swings and mastering how to take their golf game effectively on the golf course during our regularly scheduled golf events. Remember, there is no quick way to achieve becoming an accomplished golfer - save and except for devoting quality time at practising sound fundamentals - and learning to play the golf game by hitting one shot at a time.
Build Your Own... Chikin’-n-Waffles, Gourmet Burgers, Pizzas, Salads, Smoothies & More At Foodworx Uptown Eatery by Ariana C. Francis
Owner Kelvin Reese created the idea of customizable meals because he wanted to give his patrons as many choices as possible. Pictured above is a customized burger from one of his patrons who requested a mediumwell burger topped with avocado, shrimp, swiss cheese, fresh greens and onions, all on a toasted whole-wheat seeded bun and served with sweet potato french fries and a pickle. “We have seen a lot of different combinations that our patrons order. We encourage people to be as creative as possible. It’s a lot of fun and all of the toppings are all inclusive with the burger, no matter how many toppings you choose,” says Reese. “The patrons really enjoy the variety and the possibilities of having an almost unlimited choice of combinations. The whole theme is do-ityour-way.” “The pizzas and the salads are customized to the patrons’ specifications in the same way. The kids also really enjoy being able to build their own meal.” The toppings are offered fresh daily and include avocado, anchovies, smoked bacon, bell pepper medley, broccoli, chicken, feta cheese, goat cheese, ground beef, ground turkey, ham, jalapeño peppers, mandarins, mixed greens, mushroom medley, olive mix, pepperoni (beef), pineapples, red onions, sausage, shrimp, sliced fresh tomato, sun dried tomatoes and spinach. “The combinations and possibilities are endless,” added Reese. “We also offer several different types of paninis that are prefixed and rotated, like our Santa Fe Chicken Panini.” Prepared with black beans, tex-mex seasoning, Colby jack cheese, red onions and pressed on a multi grain flat bread. Our fish choice is called the “Perfect Catch” and is a half-pound portion of fresh fish nuggets paired with sweet-potato fries and a pickle. We prepare the fish to order only and we rotate the types of fish we use. Right now, we are using Grouper fillets.” Also, don’t forget the home-made desserts prepared by “Here’s To You Delectibles”, the new boutique bakery whose main showcase is housed at Foodworx. Choose from a variety of cupcakes, including the famous Red-Velvet and the Oreo. Or get our delicious Cheesecake topped with fresh berries of your choice or with mango. Enjoy this meal or others with your customizable fruit smoothie using any combination of bananas, blueberries, mango, pineapple and strawberries. You can also have a gourmet tea or coffee (hot or iced) from the coffee bar.
If you haven’t popped by Foodworx Uptown Eatery by now, it’s high time you do to check out their signature dish, the famous homemade “Chikin’-n-Waffles”. Apart from this signature dish, Foodworx offers an array of customizable items including half-pound beef and turkey burgers, individual gourmet pizzas and salads. Order any one of these items and customize it to your exact specifications using the Foodworx Fresh Toppings Bar, which includes 25-30 toppings!
Visit the Foodworx webpage at www.foodworx.bm to download their menu and take a virtual tour. Call ahead to place your order at: 2-WORX-4U (296-7948) 28 Elliott Street, Hamilton - SEE YOU SOON! www.thisweek.bm 17
The Chef’s Table
Meet The Chef Trio At The Lobster Pot Story By Lynda Johnson & Photos By Ariana C. Francis
For four decades The Lobster Pot has served the very finest seafood available in Bermuda and has been the number one dining choice for locals and visitors alike. When local spiny lobsters are not in season live Maine lobsters are flown in twice a week. Local fishermen supply fresh rockfish, tuna, wahoo and snapper daily, which Chef Guillo and his team prepare just the way you like it.
that The Lobster Pot is famous for, like broiled spiny lobster with their own signature stuffing, served with your choice of potato or rice and vegetables.
Filipino chefs can be found in just about every kitchen on the island and The Lobster Pot is no exception. Head Chef Nestor Guillo hails from Manilla and has been part of the Lobster Pot family for 17 years. His cousins Manuel Guillo and Michael Berin have followed in his footsteps and together with Rolando Pabonita, Blesila Lucas and Vincent Tabuno contribute to the smooth and orderly running of their very busy kitchen. “We all help each other”, says Chef Guillo, “We work together to ensure that our guests receive the very best dining experience possible”.
Give them a call at 292-6989 for reservations. The friendly and experienced staff at The Lobster Pot look forward to serving you.
The Lobster Pot’s menu is filled with a wide variety of seafood options. Popular choices include the shrimp, crab and avocado crostini which is prepared with onions, red pepper and avocado, lightly tossed in a lemon and olive oil dressing and served on toasted French bread with a side salad. The coconut shrimp is another favourite with guests. Succulent shrimp are gently rolled in flaked coconut, deep-fried golden brown and served with a sweet chili dipping sauce and salad garnish. Don’t forget about the classic dishes
For guests looking for an alternative to seafood, The Lobster Pot has a Landlubbers Menu featuring grilled rack of lamb, filet mignon, chicken and pasta dishes to name a few. They also have enticing, budget friendly lunch and dinner specials that change weekly. Leaving room for dessert is a must and the homemade chocolate brownie sundae served with vanilla ice cream and warm chocolate ganache is just heavenly.
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It’s All Happening
Coconut Rock & Yashi Sushi Photos & Story by Ariana C. Francis
Best known for its dark and underground speakeasy atmosphere, Coconut Rock is an ideal place to hideaway from the hustle and bustle of Hamilton. With its retro décor and soft lit seating areas, this restaurant and bar is home to many of its regulars, who also have a hand in deciding themes for evening activities, parties and events. Previous fêtes have included a Prohibition themed night with revelers dressed to the nines in 1920s garb and signature prohibition drinks were enjoyed by all late into the early morning hours. Coconut Rock provides a uniquely comforting ambiance for its clientele, old and new, and welcomes suggestions from them on upcoming parties. The first Saturday of every month is always reserved for karaoke, and joining them for happy hour is a great way to find out about other events. On a regular night, you can expect a wide variety of entertainment on their wide screen split monitors such as basketball and football games, boxing, UFC fights and music videos. The menu features comfort style food along with other classic favourites such as lobster and steak dishes. “Our selection of dishes are fresh, creative and reasonable,” says manager Christian of their selections of seafood, “To bring you the best, we work with local fishermen around the island and source the freshest produce available.” Starters include Fresh Mussels in a Thai curry and coconut cream sauce or Escargot smothered in herbed bread crumbs. A popular seafood option is the Curried Lobster served with a choice of rice, baked potatoes, sweet mashed potatoes or garlic mashed potatoes all made from fresh ingredients. Your choice of steak is a 20 oz. T-bone topped with garlic sautéed onions and fresh garden vegetables, served with a port wine sauce and paired with Cajun steak fries.
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Coconut Rock & Yashi Sushi, 292-1043, 10 Reid Street, Hamilton Sushi orders from Yashi, the adjoining restaurant, are always welcome in any one of Coconut Rock’s dining areas. So don’t be shy when you’re craving sliced pieces of the “Rock ‘n’ Roll”. For those who have never experienced Yashi, it is well known as some of the best sushi in Bermuda. The must try Rock ‘n’ Roll is made with crab meat, shrimp, avocado and tempura flakes topped with spicy chopped salmon in a light Japanese mayonnaise.
Lunch 11:30am – 5:00pm Sushi 11:30am – 2:30pm Dinner 5:30pm – 10:00pm Mussels Pairing: Astrolabe Marlborough Pinot Gris 2012 Escargot Pairing: Sonoma-Cutrer Russian River Chardonnay 2012 Curried Lobster Pairing: Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Riesling 2011 20oz T-bone Steak Pairing: Terrazas Reserva Malbec 2011 “Rock n Roll” Pairing: Babich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Sponsored By
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VS PAE CL IEA N T I N E L M E N U s BLACK HORSE TAVERN PETITE SALADE DE LA’ FELICITE’
Delicious chicken and shitake salad, tossed with crispy spinach leaves and cherry tomatoes, finished with an exciting light curry emulsion
or GAMBERONI STIMOLANTI
Jumbo shrimps tempura style, served over vegetables compote andBermuda tomatoes, complimented with a stimulant soya/mayo sauce
Delightful cream of local broccoli , garnished with a turmeric brunoise of carrots caramelized with brown sugar, complimented with pesto butter dumplings
LE POISSON DE LA PASSION
Local BDA snapper filet, seared with a delicate cream of saffron sauce and topped with sexy herb crumbs
or RAVIOLI FELICITA’
Homemade cheese ravioli complimented with a truffle mushroom pink sauce and finished with parmesan cheese shavings and baby spinach leaves
or FILETTO DI CUPIDO
Tender C.A.B beef tenderloin grilled to perfection and presented over roasted garlic mashed potatoeswith sautéed mushrooms and asparagus, Ferreira Port wine gravy
LOVE VEGETABLES & POTATOES PETIT GATEAU DE LA SAINT VALENTINE
Delicate peek-a–boo miniature chocolate cake, filled with sexy Gianduia Cream, topped with rum raisin Haagen-Dazs, and finished with Baileys pink warm love potion...
COFFEE OR TEA Offer avaailable February 14, 2014
Traditional St. David’s Island Fish Chowder or Caesar Salad or Shrimp Cocktail with Spicy Cocktail Sauce
Bermuda Local Catch of the Day served with your choice of Peas & Rice, Baked Potato or French Fries or 16oz Angus Rib Eye Steak served with your choice of Baked Potato, French Fries or Peas & Rice or Grilled Breast of Chicken served with your choice of Macaroni & Cheese, Peas & Rice or French Fries
Strawberry Cheesecake or Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cake
*** Lobster State Of Mind? Half Lobster Dinner Special with your choice of Appetizer & Dessert Offer avaailable February 13 - 16, 2014 St. David’s Road, St. David’s 297-1991
Tuna Carpaccio Thin slices of raw yellow fin tuna drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and an sweet soy reduction and topped with a mango salsa or Bermuda Lobster Bisque Creamy lobster soup with tiger shrimp morsels or Fruited Mixed Green Salad Romaine hearts topped with strawberries, apples, oranges, tomatoes, cucumber, Romano cheese and a balsamic vinaigrette
Chairman’s Rib Eye Steak Grilled rib eye steak cooked to perfection, steak cut fries, green asparagus, herb aioli and port wine sauce or Salmon and Rockfish Duo Topped with caramelized onions, cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese, served with a parsley sauce, yam mashed potatoes and Caesar salad or Chicken PotPie Homemade mini pot pie filled with chicken in a wild mushroom cream sauce, served with garden vegetables
Molten Chocolate Cake Warm chocolate cake served with vanilla ice cream and butter scotch sauce or Berries Au Gratin Fresh berries topped with a grand manier infused French vanilla custard Offer available February 14 - 15, 2014 Reid Street, Hamilton 292-1043
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SPAGHETTI WITH CARBONARA SAUCE
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Pairs excellent with either: Dow Late Bottled Vintage Port 2006 or Errazuriz Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Pairs excellent with either: Isole e Olena Chardonnay 2011 or Farnese Casale Vecchio Monepulciano d’Abruzzo 2011
Wine PairingS BY: Stefan F. Gitschner Available at Gosling’s Stores
Serves 6 to 8 “Tiramisu means pick me up with power, and this dessert will make you feel invigorated. This recipe is my speciality as I used half mascarpone and half ricotta, which used to be a secret until now.” Livio Ferigo
My Mamma says when I was 6 years old, I would go into the kitchen and pull out her skillet. I used to beat eggs with parmesan cheese, add sal and pepper to make a frittata. She told me I was always trying to help her in the kitchen and help my father with heavy work around the property. I have always liked to work, not like my older brother, Dario (Smile Bel Fratello mio…. Love you)!
Directions 1. In a large pot, bring salted water for the pasta to a boil. 2. In a skillet, fry the olive oil and pancetta until lightly browned. 3. In a bowl, beat the eggs, adding a pinch of salt, and then the white pepper, cream, and mascarpone. 4. Once the water comes to a boil, add the pasta, cooking it al dente, and tasting for readiness from time to time . 5. Drain the pasta, transferring immediately into the skillet with the pancetta and the frying fat. 6. Pour the egg mixture over the spaghetti and mix vigorously. The heat from the pasta will cook the eggs, and the texture will quickly resemble a light cream. 7. Add the Parmigiano Reggiano and freshly ground black pepper. 8. Toss thoroughly over a low heat for 2 minutes, and serve at once.
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YOUR O Directions WN 1. In a bowl, beat the egg yolks with the sugar until thick and white, approximately 15 minutes. 2. Add the mascarpone and ricotta cheese, beating until the compote is well blended and smooth. 3. In a separate bowl, combine the coffee and liqueurs. Quickly dip the ladyfingers into the coffee-liqueur mixture, a few at a time. Set aside to cool. 4. In a clean bowl, whisk the egg whites until they are thick and stiff. Gently fold the whites into the mascarpone mixture. 5. Layer the biscuits, either into individual glass bowls or one big bowl, and alternate with the mascarpone mixture. 6. Refrigerate for at least 2 to 3 hours, prior to serving. When ready to serve dust top with powered cocoa.
Ingredients 1 lb spaghetti 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 4 oz pancetta, diced 1 egg plus 1 yolk Salt and freshly ground white and black pepper ½ cup heavy cream 1 tsp mascarpone cheese 2 oz freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
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Spoil your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with a home cooked dinner and a nice bottle of wine. You can’t go wrong with classic dishes such as spaghetti and tiramisu. Try out these recipes from Livio Ferigo’s cookbook ‘Amore Bermuda’ or share your own favourite recipes by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be giving away four Amore Bermuda cookbooks this month. Good Luck!
By Candice Dickinson with livio ferigo
Dinner Fit For A Sweetheart
LIVIO’S TIRAMISU Ingredients 6 eggs, whites separated from yolks 1 cup caster sugar ½ lb mascarpone cheese ½ lb ricotta cheese Hot, strong espresso coffee ½friends cup Tia Maria liqueur Our hip began. ¼ cup Kahlua Ladyfingers TRY TH Cocoa powder, for dusting IS
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