Social events for EYC club members include a number of monthly events and special holiday observances. The annual Blessing of the Fleet in April, Founders’ Day in October, a gala Holiday Party in early December, and the now-signature New Year’s Day Pot Luck Extravaganza are some of our fun events for members, plus a variety of terrific (and delicious) events including a Bull & Oyster Roast, Seafood Bake, and much more. Of course, we have the best seats for the annual performances of the Navy’s Blue Angels during USNA Commissioning Week, and the July Fourth fireworks display.
EYC also has plenty of family-oriented events, including monthly Family Movie Nights, Junior Sailing events and cookouts, and many children’s events such as the spring Easter Egg Hunt, summer Ice Cream Social, and the Gingerbread House Building Party in December.
Want to get in on the ground floor for the fun? Join House Committee! Meetings are held first Wednesdays of the month, 6:30 p.m. Or contact Chairs Theresa Somes. Your ideas and energy are welcome!
Around the House: October 2017
Autumn is here and in traditional EYC style that did not stop us from having fun. We had our fall edition of the EYC Speakeasy by celebrating with 5 different rum drinks and food pairings to enjoy along with a surprise. Our own Resident Cocktail Historian, Mike Thompson, provided us with pirate tidbits and a lot of wonderful information and history about rum and the cocktails we enjoyed. Everyone left with their own souvenir EYC Speakeasy Mug and recipe booklet.
I want to thank Anne, Sean, Nancy, Susan, Glen and Mike for all of their help with this event. I want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to our own Chef Henry for going above and beyond to really make this event happen. We had a few pirates show up to find out – “Why is the Rum always gone?”
We continued to enjoy more fun on International Talk like a Pirate Day with rum and food specials of Crab Balls and Shrimp Scampi.
In October House Committee will be bringing you other great events to enjoy. We will start on Friday, October 13, from 5-9 with Founder’s Day/EYC History Rollout. It’s the anniversary of the day in 1980 when our founders held the inaugural meeting to create Eastport Yacht Club. We are going to party like it’s 1980 to celebrate Founder’s Day with drink specials and Rocco’s Pizza. We will also have a premiere showing of the video. There’s no charge to attend, but your RSVP to eastportyc.org/founders will help us plan.
The long awaited Bourbon and Cigar Night will be on Saturday, October 28, from 6-9. Our host Mark Jones wants you join to us for a night of fun; enjoy a great cigar, taste premium bourbon, and savor food pairings from Chef Henry. This event is for both ladies and gentlemen. Advance reservations will be required as there are only 40 seats available. Keep watch in the clubhouse and weekly Newsblast for more details and online reservations.
We will end the month on October 31 with our own Halloween Party. Save the date and come celebrate with the ghosts, goblins and pumpkins. This will be a Spooktacular Event that you will not want to miss. Keep an eye out for more information in the clubhouse and Newsblast.
I have been asked about the Rhumb Line menu and yes, we still have it. If it’s not in your menu ask your server to bring you one.
We value your comments and suggestions, so please fill out a comment card when you receive it with your bill. You can also find them on the table by the hostess stand.
Save the Date: Our Chesapeake Seafood Bake is back again this fall on Saturday, November 18. I am giving you the early heads-up so you can put it on your calendar and make your reservation as soon as it goes online. This has been a sold-out event – remember the bucket-o-seafood along with sides – so don’t forget to save the date and stay tuned for more details, because tickets are limited.
Reminder: the House Committee meets every month on the first Wednesday at 6:30 in the conference room. All are welcome to attend a meeting and see if you would like to join us on a regular basis.
Upcoming Events for November:
- November 18 – Chesapeake Seafood Bake
Bourbon & Cigar Tasting
EYC House Committee is bringing back something sophisticated and exciting on Saturday, October 28, with a very special evening featuring premier bourbon and cigars. Reservations are required, and seating is limited.
Pick a cigar from the humidor and sample six premium bourbons, with food pairings for each.
Angel's Envy – The flavor is light, with the mild wood and tart spiciness standing at the forefront, and that maple and vanilla sweetness just behind.
Evan Williams Single Barrel – A five-time Whiskey of the Year award winner. Vintage dated, with each bottle marked with the date it was putinto oak, along with the year it was bottled and the exact serial number of the single barrel it was drawn from.
Elijah Craig 12 Years Single Barrel – The combination of oak, spice, dark sweets and vanilla creates an overall character of rustic meets sweet.
Ezra Brooks Single Barrel – A nose of cinnamon and oak are found along with added corn and nutmeg. On the palate, the char notes are mixed with cherries. The finish is long with flavors of fruitcake and even more oak showing through.
Pikesville Rye 110 – First produced in Maryland in the 1890s, the brand was shuttered by prohibition. When it reemerged it became the last standing Maryland Rye, as the last of the industry's production had ceased. Now produced in Kentucky7 from extra-aged barrels, Heaven Hill keeps this historic Maryland mark alive.
Jefferson's Reserve – A well-aged, medium bodied bourbon. Very summery, light and supple bourbon which offers good, clean delivery, pleasant sweetness, hints of cigar leaf, pepper and toffee.
Ticket price of $39 (plus tax & gratuity) covers bourbon tastings, your choice of cigars, and light hors d'oeuvres. Reservations will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, and space is limited, so register today!