1) Mother's Day is May 10th, I have put this first because Moms are rather important!
Mother’s Day, 2009, Sunday May 10th from Noon to 8 p.m.
a large menu, with all sorts of delicious dishes;
and we are giving every Mom a glass of French pink champagne, on us!
So… it doesn't get much better than that!
Come and celebrate Mother’s Day with us
Mother's Day Menu at:
Rathcoursey Emerald Soup: wild lettuces, arugula, butter lettuce, watercress puréed in chicken stock (18th century Irish recipe) 5.95
The Whale & Ale house salad of fresh mixed lettuces with blue cheese, mushrooms, walnuts & peppery homemade creamy dressing 4.85
Whale & Ale Crab Cakes; served with mixed greens and citrus dressing 11.15
Ploughman's plate: one grilled English banger sausage, small house salad wedge of English Cheddar cheese, Branston pickle 10.55
Fish & Chips Atlantic Cod deep fried in beer batter & English chips 15.95
Filet of Fresh Halibut with puréed English peas 22.55
Baked fresh Scottish salmon filet, fresh vegetables, mashed russet potatoes 19.55
Lobster Raviolis, tossed in Parmesan cream sauce with peas & prosciutto 16.75
Carved Fresh Roast Turkey: fresh vegetables, mashed russet potatoes, country gravy, housemade stuffing & cranberry sauce 15.25
Twice-roasted Duckling & Cumberland sauce (redcurrants simmered in port wine with citrus juices); fresh vegetables, mashed russet potatoes 20.50
Bangers & Mash: two large English pork sausages grilled & served with fresh vegetables, mashed russet potatoes, gravy & Coleman's mustard 16.75
Roast Loin of Pork: rubbed with garlic, mashed fresh potato & vegetables 19.00
Roast Rack of New Zealand Lamb: rubbed with garlic, mild mustard & rosemary; rolled in fresh breadcrumbs, mashed fresh potato & steamed vegetables 27.00
Shepherds Pie: our famous pie with ground roast leg of lamb, ground filet, peas & carrots topped with mashed potato; browned in the oven 16.55
The Whale & Ale Roast Prime Rib au jus: ten-ounce cut with fresh vegetables & mashed russet potatoes 21.50
Grilled Filet mignon melted blue cheese, fresh vegetables, mashed potatoes 24.65
Tiramisu with espresso cream 8.00
Cumberland Sticky Toffee Pudding* & vanilla ice cream 6
English Sherry Trifle with whipped cream 7.50
Queens Apple* in pastry with cinnamon & brown sugar; vanilla custard cream 7.25
Old Fashioned Raisined Bread Pudding* & homemade caramel sauce 6.50
* = served warm
2) On May 2, 2009 The Whale & Ale will offer a small order of Fish & Chips from 10am to 4pm, for $6.00, including a fountain soda and including tax (that's 9.25%!)
This represents a whopping 44% discount for one day only, to support our many volunteers performing the Mayor's Day of Service.
This offer is not subject to any other discounts, and you do not need to be a volunteer to receive this special deal.
The Mayor’s Day of Service is May 2, 2009... so it's SUPER SERVICE SATURDAY in Downtown San Pedro, a free community event to promote and celebrate volunteerism in the San Pedro Historic Waterfront District.
The City of Los Angeles has authorized FREE parking for the day and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa might drop by to lend a hand.
Volunteer service events are scheduled from 10AM to 4PM. There will be storefront and planter beautification projects on 6th and 7t streets, live music, ecology workshops and demonstrations, store discounts, and multiple showings of the family film, Superman Returns at the Warner Grand Theatre.
Many, many thanks to the San Pedro Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District.
Click HERE to view the flyer.
3) First Thursday of May: On Thursday, May 7th
we celebrate First Thursday. We will again offer a large menu with many choices of dishes and prices. & live music form Izon Eden all evening, 6.00 to 9.30 p.m., without a cover charge. HERE is a link to our dinner menu.
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4) Monday, May 4, from 6:30pm- 8:30pm
Ceja Vino de Casa White, Napa
Ceja Sauvignon Blanc 2007, Sonoma Coast
Ceja Bella Rosa 2007 (Syrah 80%, Pinot Noir 20%), Sonoma
Zany Zin 2005 Old vine, Lodi Gold Medalist.
Stama Napa Valley Merlot 2005 (less than 700 cases made), Napa
Silkwood Duet (Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Syrah 50%),
Modesto, CA 98 points
Silkwood Petit Syrah, 2007, Modesto CA, Gold Medalist
Cheese and Crackers will be provided along with glasses, wine maps,
and tasting notes
$30 Per Person (Payable to the Whale and Ale)
25 person maximum
RSVP Directly to Jeremy Wilkinson:
Mobile: 310-487-1284 Direct: 310-375-4313
Anyone attending will receive 10% off Dinner afterwards (Food Element)
Save the date: June 1st : Spanish Reds from Toro, Riojo,
Ribera del Duero & Somontano
All wines tasted at this class will be available through
“Off the Vine” in San Pedro for purchase.
10% discount offered with the purchase of 4 bottles or more.
Importers and Distributors of Distinguished Family Owned Vineyards http://4winesplusmore.com
5) Do not forget our promotion for the summer:
May is 'Fish & Chips Month': all through May, Monday to Wednesday from 5 to 9.00 English Fish & Chips will be offered at $12.50! So come in & try them, three nights a week.
6) Saturday, May 23 at 7 p.m. Many of you have been asking "When's the Next Wine Dinner?" Well, Here It Is
In concert with Dane Throop, winemaker of
J. Lohr Winery...
Our Spring Wine Dinner;
by Chef David Juarez & his talented staff.
Soup of puréed fresh peas with truffle oil & Parmesan cap
J. Lohr Pinot Blanc 1997
Filet of Pacific Halibut in mustard sauce with braised red cabbage
J. Lohr Chardonnay, 'Arroyo Vista,' 1996
Baked double rib-chops of lamb; cassoulet of beans:
(white, soy, green & yellow beans)
J. Lohr Estates Wildflower Valdiguié 2008
Chocolate crepes & mocha cream sauce
Coffee or decaffeinated coffee
$60 per person: More on this exceptional winery at: http://www.jlohr.com
7) Dinner/Show package!
a) Hay Fever by Noel Coward
Apr 17 – May 23; RUNS FRI & SAT @ 8PM; SUN 5/17 @ 7PM; THU 5/21 @ 8PM
Tickets $25 ($22 students/seniors) HERE
A comedic masterpiece. Unbeknownst to each other, the four members of the eccentric Bliss family each invite a guest to stay at their country house for the weekend. As the guests arrive, it becomes apparent that a weekend in the country with this unhinged family is anything but "bliss." Coward pulls out all the stops and delivers a dizzy mixture of manners, misunderstandings, and absolute madness.
Apr 22 - May 14 - RUNS WED & THU @ 8PM, SUN 5/3 @ 7PM. Tickets: $20 HERE
The romantic triangle is turned inside out in this visceral portrayal of the human condition. Suspenseful, lyrical, human, and complex, Betrayal illustrates the labyrinth of unfaithfulness that extends beyond the infidelity.
"... an exquisite play, brilliantly simple in form and courageous in its search for a poetry that turns banality into a melancholy beauty." -- NEWSWEEK
c) Cheerios In My Underwear,
(and other true tales of motherhood)
a one woman show written and performed by Amy Simon; directed by Richard Kuhlman
Sunday, April 26 - 3pm Tickets $15 HERE
Amy Simon's "Cheerios..." is LA's longest running solo show, and it's coming to Little Fish for a single performance. Follow Amy's hilarious and poignant journey as a modern S.A.H.M. (stay-at-home-mom). "A delightfully funny and insightful look at the sometimes wacky, always stressful life of a mother." -- Los Angeles Family Magazine The LA Weekly recommended "Cheerios," calling writer and performer Simon "funny and sensitive" and saying her "observations are shrewd and her delivery terrific."
8) Warner Grand Theatre
Too many events to list them all here. Go to http://www.warnergrand.org to see it all, especially the
a) 6th LA Harbor International Film Festival (LAHIFF)
Thursday, April 23 at 10:30 a.m. - free program "Read the Book, See the Movie" no tickets required
Kidnapped (1960; 96 min)
Friday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Searching For A Storm (2008/9; 88 min)
Saturday, April 25 at noon & 7 p.m.
West Side Story (1961; 151 min)
Sunday, April 26 - Documentary Day
noon Lady in Waiting (2008; 57 min)
2 p.m. Chasing Ghosts (2006; 88 min)
4 p.m. Port of Los Angeles (POLA) - four-part documentary
4:00 p.m. From Mudflats to Modern Port: 1542-1920 (30 min)
4:50 p.m. The Birth of An International Port: 1921-41 (30 min)
5:25 p.m. War, Peace & Prosperity: 1941-1960 (30 min)
6:00 p.m. Q&A with filmmakers & representative of POLA, moderated by Dr. Betsy A. McLane, Ph.D.
6:20 pm The Past Is Prologue: 1960-2008 (60 min)
For complete listing of sponsors & details, please visit www.laharborfilmfest.com Questions? Please call Stephanie Mardesich, Festival Director at 310 519-0756
Then, continuing on:
Sat May 2 The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (Brazil 2006) Foreign Films Featuring Fearlessness 7:30 p.m. - $10 Tickets
Sun May 3 Who Framed Roger Rabbit ('88) 2 p.m. SUNdays are FUN days
It's the story of a man, a woman & a rabbit in a triangle of trouble." Remarks/slides about history of transportation by John Fisher at 1:30 p.m.
Sun May 10 Mariachi for Mother's Day 3 p.m. $40/$30/$20
Mariachi Los Toros are joined by Folklore Mexicano Del Sur De California, 14-year old musica ranchera sensation Maureen & Juan Carlos: La Imagen De Juan Gabriel
Sat May 16 Video Game Soundtracks 8 p.m. 8 p.m. $25/$15 GSPO
May 22-24 & 29-31 - Upton Sinclair's "The Singing Jailbirds" Ticket info posted soon http://www.therelevantstage.com/
Sat May 30 A Gathering for the Grand 6:30 p.m. $100
Benefit for ceiling repair - Honoring Supervisor Don Knabe, at a private home near Portuguese Bend. Please call 310 833-4813
9) Also at The Warner Grand Theatre:
5/16/2009 8:00:00 pm videogame Soundtracks Buy Tickets!
5/31/2009 3:00:00 pm GSPO presents : Chamber Music for Families : A Musical Potpourri Buy Tickets!
10) My great friends, for many years, John & Donna Papadakis Invite You to Sail With Them on their 2nd Annual Crystal Cruise!
What a great opportunity this is to explore the Mediterranean with
John & Donna Papadakis! Visit Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Portofino, Florence, Rome, Sorrento, Dubrovnik & Venice on this 12 day voyage
beginning July 16, 2009.
Crystal Wine & Food Festival
Enjoy cooking demonstrations by our celebrity guest chefs, specially prepared
four-course dinners featuring the chef's unique dishes, & complimentary wine tastings led by our master sommeliers & guest wine experts.
Special Bonus for Whale & Ale email club members!
(Book By 5/30/09)
> Receive $1,000 Shipboard Credit Per Person to use As You Wish!
> Save $100 Per Person On Your Cruise Fare!
> Receive Pre-paid Gratuities!
> Bon Voyage Cocktail Party with John & Donna!
> 2 Exclusive Onboard Cocktail Parties with John & Donna!
In cruising today, “all-inclusive” shouldn’t mean limited options. With Crystal Cruises' new As You Wish promotion you’ll receive $1,000 per person in shipboard credits to spend any way you wish. Indulge in spa treatments, fine wines, a Vintage Room experience with your friends, gratuities for your favorite waiter, something special from the boutiques, or even a unique Crystal Adventures® shore excursion. The choices – all of them – are yours.
Contact Leah Bergner at Coastline Travel Advisors to book!
firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 800.448.2374 or 714.621.1040
July 16, 2009 – July 28, 2009
Starting At: $6,055.00
Ship: Crystal Serenity
Livorno is the gateway to Italy's Tuscany region & to many spectacular sights; including the extraordinary Leaning Tower of Pisa, the charming medieval village of Lucca, the lovely hill town of San Gimignano & the timeless city of Florence. World renowned as a playground for artists & international jet-setters, Portofino boasts spectacular vistas of natural treasures such as the Gulf of Rapallo & its coastline. Theme Cruise: Crystal Wine & Food Festival
Visit our website at www.whaleandale.com for even more information.
Thank you again for your continued patronage.
Your Friends At The Whale & Ale
327 West 7th St., San Pedro, CA 90731 - 310.832.0363