At the Café

Good morning from Norton’s Cove Café!  I’m writing this post from a comfortable chair in the café, as I am on duty as a server today in Jacob’s absence.  I’m looking forward to a full day of meeting new people, greeting old friends, and bringing all the delightful products of our kitchen to hungry patrons!    

Our hours are 10am to 8pm daily (except Wednesdays) and we recommend that you call for a reservation when times are busy (July & August are busy!) so that we can guarantee you a place to sit!  I don’t like turning people away, but we have had to do that several times.  The number to call to make a reservation is: 709-536-2633.  

We’re starting the week with…
Moroccan Carrot Lentil Soup (GF)  $4 cup; $6 bowl
Beef Barley Soup (GF)  $6 cup; $8 bowl

Chrys continues to bake us gorgeous treats; she changes things up each day, so pop in to see what’s new!  Right now, we have: brownies with raspberry buttercream icing, hand pies, butter pecan tarts, Italian cream cake, chocolate peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip cookies, cranberry orange scones, and oat milk chocolate chip coconut muffins in addition to our regular dessert menu.

Our entire menu can be seen HERE

 

  • Tara Bryan Paintings

Thank you to all you gorgeous people for your patronage, and to my exceptional staff: Ted (the Kitchen Magician), Gilbert, Amanda, Chrys, Leah, Jacob, and last but not least: Duke, my partner in all things.

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At the Café

Up first are my apologies for not letting you important folks in on what’s happening at the café for the last little bit- we’ve been so busy, I haven’t had time to collect my thoughts!  But I’ve managed to find a quiet moment to keep you up to speed for this upcoming Thursday to Tuesday week.   The café is open this week.  

Our hours are 10am to 8pm daily, and we recommend that you call for a reservation when times are busy (July & August are busy!) so that we can guarantee you a place to sit!  I don’t like turning people away, but we have had to do that several times.  The number to call to make a reservation is: 709-536-2633.  

We’re starting the week with…
CURRIED BUTTERNUT & APPLE SOUP  $4 cup; $6 bowl
CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP  $6 cup; $8 bowl

Chrys continues to bake us gorgeous treats; she changes things up each day, so pop in to see what’s new!  Right now, we have: brownies, hand pies, butter pecan tarts, triple layer chocolate cake, chocolate peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip cookies, raspberry coconut muffins, and more!

Our entire menu can be seen HERE

 

We’ll close our week with another performance by Jim Payne & Fergus O’Byrne Live @ Norton’s Cove!  This will be their third visit at Norton’s Cove, and we’re happy to say that tickets are selling very well.  Get yours at the studio, in the online shop, or at the door for $20 each.  

Thank you to all you gorgeous people for your patronage, and to my exceptional staff: Ted (the Kitchen Magician), Gilbert, Amanda, Chrys, Leah, Jacob, and last but not least: Duke.

Ourosboros Live @ Norton’s Cove

Last night was magic. A band from St. John’s, Ourosboros, came to stay & play at Norton’s Cove to the delight of all ticket-holders! Amazing upbeat music with some twists to make us laugh while we danced!

These musicians were not only lots of fun to listen to, but fun to hang out with before and after the show. Susan Evoy is a comic genius, as far as I’m concerned!
And we get to do it all again, as the band has agreed to come back for another concert in 2020! Until then, we have their CD to add to the Norton’s Cove playlist.
Did you know that all the singer/songwriters on our Café playlist have performed Live @ Norton’s Cove?

At the Studio…

Product Spotlight!

It’s the town of New Wes Valley’s favourite time of year! Crab Festival! So in honour of this town’s most loved event (aside from Chase the Ace); this week’s product spotlight at Norton’s Cove Studio is our Snow Crab print! Whether it’s to show your Crab Fest pride, celebrate one of our local industries or just for the beauty of the artwork, we’ve got you covered! From $105 plus tax unframed to $185 plus tax framed.

Unframed Snow Crab

Happy Crab Fest everyone! Be safe and have fun!

Framed Snow Crab with other NewWesValley items

At the Studio

Year round by chance or appointment, we’re open from 10-6 everyday except Wednesday! Drop in to meet Janet and new studio assistant Rhianna (that’s me) and witness printmaking in action. Or paper cutting, shirt steaming, or another one of my many duties.

Swing in for a chat with the artist about some of her new projects, prints or how overcomplicated it is to set up a new laptop and why it shouldn’t be. There’s lots to see and do; markedly, prints by Janet Davis, inspired by daily life in outport Newfoundland.

There’s a whole summer ahead of us and lots of time! We love company!

At the Café

The café is open this week
Thursday – Tuesday 10am to 8pm
+ 8-11 on Friday night (OUR LAST FRIDAY NIGHT FRIENDS EVENT)
Reservations are encouraged: 709-536-2633

Soups this week…
CORN CHOWDER $4 cup; $6 bowl
CHICKEN & RICE  $6 cup; $8 bowl
BEEF & BARLEY $6 cup; $8 bowl

Our entire menu can be seen HERE

Thank you to all you gorgeous people for your patronage, and to my exceptional staff: Ted (the Kitchen Magician), Gilbert, Amanda, Chrys, Leah, Jacob, Rhianna, and last but not least: Duke and Fred.

At the Café

The café is open this week
Thursday – Tuesday 10am to 8pm
+ 8-11 on Friday night
Reservations are encouraged: 709-536-2633

Thursday evening: enjoy the sounds of Richard Leach and his piano while you relax with a glass of wine / our amazing supper menu / just a cuppa-Joe / dessert!  No admission charge, just beautiful music!

Soups of the day…
CARROT GINGER [GF]  $4 cup; $6 bowl
PORK BALL  $6 cup; $8 bowl

Ted has whipped up some house made CANNELONI for us this week! 
[I’ll insert a picture of it here when I have it for supper!]

Our entire menu can be seen HERE

It’s time to get your tickets to hear ROSEMARY LAWTON perform Live @ Norton’s Cove this Sunday, July 7th! Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased in person at the studio, or in the online shop.

Thank you to all you gorgeous people for your patronage, and to my exceptional staff: Ted (the Kitchen Magician), Gilbert, Amanda, Chrys, Leah, Jacob, and last but not least: Duke & his summer sidekick, Fred! An enormous thank you to Richard Leach, of Ship Island, for the magic he brings us on Thursday nights!

At the Café

The café is open this week
Thursday – Tuesday 10am to 8pm
+ 8-11 on Friday night
Reservations are encouraged: 709-536-2633

Thursday evening: enjoy the sounds of Richard Leach and his piano while you relax with a glass of wine / our amazing supper menu / just a cuppa-Joe / dessert!  No admission charge, just beautiful music!

Soups of the day…
MAPLE SWEET POTATO  $4 cup; $6 bowl
TURKEY  $6 cup; $8 bowl

Our entire menu can be seen HERE

Thank you to all you gorgeous people for your patronage, and to my exceptional staff: Ted (the Kitchen Magician), Gilbert, Amanda, Chrys, Leah, Jacob, and last but not least: Duke & his summer sidekick, Fred! An enormous thank you to Richard Leach, of Ship Island, for the magic he brings us on Thursday nights!

At the Café

The café is open this week
Thursday – Tuesday 10am to 8pm
+ 8-11 on Friday night
Reservations are encouraged: 709-536-2633

Soups of the day…
HUNGARIAN MUSHROOM $4 cup; $6 bowl
SEAFOOD CHOWDER  $6 cup; $8 bowl

Our entire menu can be seen HERE

Thank you to all you gorgeous people for your patronage, and to my exceptional staff: Ted (the Kitchen Magician), Gilbert, Amanda, Chrys, Leah, Jacob, and last but not least: Duke.

Work in Progress

I’ve started painting a new 20-panel piece as a part of my UNDERNEATH Series. I’m projecting a photograph onto the canvases and painting through the image. I’ve not used this technique before for large scale paintings, but I’m really enjoying it. Of course, it works best at night in the dark.

Thanks to Duke for this photograph, and the underwater image being projected too!

The image being projected was taken with a GoPro camera in waterproof casing under spring sea ice at Ship Island (Greenspond) on a bitterly cold day. The image itself is outstanding, with ice crystals illuminated from above, and dark kelp attached to the rocks below. Duke and I have been capturing images like this for about a year now, and I have some real beauties to draw inspiration from.