Eat Like A Sailor Dine Like a Captain

Enjoy a culinary adventure you’ll not soon forget! On June 21 at 6-8pm at the KITCHEN at Boston Public Market, get a taste (literally) of what life at sea was like during colonial times as Chef Jim Solomon of The Fireplace teaches you about nautical cuisine. Discover what captains ate and what sailors ate by sampling two distinct menus.

What is Old North’s connection to the sea? Many of Old North’s original pew owners and parishioners were sea captains and merchants, and in fact, our steeple was funded by the sale of logwood, a hot commodity in the 1730s but only made possible by the forced labor of enslaved Africans. That steeple, the tallest point in Boston until 1830, beckoned home those in the sea-faring industry and was often the most welcome site to those on board a ship just entering Boston Harbor.


Pickled Deviled Eggs
Old Horse or Salt Junk
Salt Cod Chowder with “Midshipmen’s Nuts”

Hard Tack “Bisket” with Weevils
Peas Porridge with Pickled Sausage and Molasses Rum Sauce
Cornmeal Porridge with Sautéed Carrots & Bacon
Shaved Salt Cured Beef, Sauerkraut, Melted Cheddar on a Split Sour Milk Biscuit
Dandyfunk (Smashed biscuits with pork fat & molasses)

Rusk Bread
Poor John Cod Cakes with “Limey” Mayo
Shaved Apple, Carrot Salad with Currants and Molasses Vinaigrette
Madeira Braised Mutton with Turnips, Carrots, Bacon Hash and Currant Studded Rice
Duff (warm pudding with dried plums)

Single Ticket: $ 75.00
Couple Ticket: $140.00

Tickets available at here.
Presented by Old North Church & Historic Site, The Trustees, and The Fireplace in conjunction with Sail Boston.