The Quarterdeck teams up with
local microbreweries to present special feasts. These are great
fun and a good way to meet new friends too. Tables are
grouped together and dinner is served family style. The main
course is something messy to eat with your hands, like Maryland
Blue Crabs or Lobster. The St. Patrick's Day feast also features
green beer and a limerick contest.
brewery provides a different ale to complement each course.
The brewers attend and often tell about each brew as they serve
it. This is a great way to taste a variety of the wonderful
brews produced by microbreweries. At a recent feast, New
Hampshire's Nutfield Brewery served "Old Man Ale", "Hop
Fest", "Auburn Ale", and "Black 47 Stout".
are covered with newspaper for the crab feast, and everyone gets
a hammer. Old hands instruct the newcomers on how to extract
the sweet, edible parts of the crab. Conversation is lively and
it's always fun. Click here to learn more about Maryland Blue
Feasts include both appetizers and hors
d'oeuvres! Typical starters are Spicy Fried Lobster
Fritters, Thai Style Lobster Spring Rolls, Lobster Pate and
Lobster Salad Nicoise. Desserts are seasonal treats made
with local produce, like Strawberry Shortcake in July and Apple
Crisp in autumn -- or Chocolate Mousse topped with whipped cream.