Though the summer solstice is an instant in time, the term is also colloquially used like midsummer to refer to the day on which it occurs. The summer solstice occurs on the day that has the longest period of daylight – except in the polar- regions, where daylight is continuous, from a few days to six months around the summer solstice. Worldwide, interpretation of the event has varied among cultures, but most have recognition of sign of the fertility, involving holidays, festivals, and rituals around that time, and so AWS will celebrate the event on the 21st on the Faculty Club Patio.
2016 Summer Solstice Dinner
A Selection of Hors d’oeuvres Served on the Patio Butter Chicken Skewers with Mint Yogurt Watermelon Feta Cheese Skewers
Crab Cakes with Pesto Aioli
Served with Zonte’s Scarlet Ladybird Rose 2015, South Australia
Baked Fresh Mission Fig and Duck Prosciutto, Goat Cheese, Grilled Asparagus with Arugula and Balsamic Glaze
Served with Shingleback Haycutters Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon
Main Course, Two Choices
Roast Veal Loin, Wild Mushroom Sauce, Aged Cheddar Mashed Potatoes And Spring Vegetables
Served with 2003 Killikanoon Blocks Road Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley and 2003 Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River
2004 Mount Horrock’s Shiraz, Clare Valley
2004 Marquis Phillips Shiraz, South Australia
Baked Arctic Char, Exotic Fruit Salsa served with Wild Rice and Beans
Served with Chateau Tahbilk Mourvedre, Viognier, Roussanne
Panna Cotta “Martini” Topped with Ontario Strawberry Rhubarb Puree.
Coffee and Tea
Our Reception will be outside on the patio at 6:30, followed by dinner at 7:00.
To Register on-line go to: http://awssolstice2016.eventbrite.ca
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Sunday August 21st - AGM & BBQ at the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club deck.
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