The Whitehall Inn’s tribute evening to Edna St. Vincent Millay

Flappers and Dapper Dans invited to The Whitehall Inn Thursday August 7

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 1:00pm

    CAMDEN—Artists, poets and those romanced by the mid-summer nights that Maine has to offer will enjoy a special 1920s-themed night that The Whitehall Inn is hosting this evening, August 7 called An Evening Cabaret at The Whitehall Inn.

    “We like to put on events around Edna St. Vincent Millay because The Whitehall Inn is one of the places in Camden where she grew up that initially fostered her fame,” said front of the house manager Jessica Winchenbach. “We have a room dedicated to her and we usually do these events three times a summer. It’s just sort of a fun night out."

    Their July event drew around 50 people and they’re hoping tonight’s event will encourage more people to come dressed in feathers, beads, flapper attire and snappy zoot suits from the 19320s era.

     The Cabaret will feature music by Algorithm, which Winchenbach describes as “sound collages” as well as readings of Millay's poems by local poets and poet laureates, as well as their own work.

    The four-course meal provided with the price of the ticket includes wine, a Caesar salad with Cajun-rubbed Gulf shrimp, ginger-sesame marinated grilled flank steak skewers, and an entree choice of fresh grilled swordfish with a lemon caper butter, an herb-encrusted boneless pork chop topped with sunflower seed and basil pesto or a roasted stuffed zucchini, stuffed with local eggplant, mushrooms, tomatoes, basil and topped with parmesan and Havarti cheese.

    The price per person is $39.99. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. The next Cabaret is August 28. For reservations please call - 207-236-3391. Stay in touch with what The Whitehall Inn is doing this summer and fall by visiting their website.

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