Island Merchant

Slow Food / Slow Fashion – Join Us Feb 17th

by Slow Food Cape Cod on February 1, 2011

We have teamed up with SHIFT and The Island Merchant to present Slow Food /Slow Fashion

Food and fashion-What’s the connection? Would you believe consciousness?

It’s true. To live a sustainable lifestyle, you have to start somewhere be it with the appreciation of the food you eat or how your clothes got to you. The more conscious you are of living a slower, more quality lifestyle, the healthier your life becomes.

With that, we’d like to share dinner with you as we all support local food artisans and business, engage in flavor filled dinners and have fun learning about stylish clothing made with organic materials as models strut their stuff as you eat.


What:  Slow Food / Slow Fashion Community Supper with SHIFT

Showcasing SHIFT  clothing – SHIFT is a conscious clothing boutique geared towards women of all ages who consciously want to enjoy purchasing qualify wardrobe staples

When: Thursday February 17th

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: The Island Merchant – 302 Main Street Hyannis MA (508) 771-1337

Ticket Price: $45, includes tax, gratuity and a portion donated to Slow Food In Schools, a community-based youth food education project

RSVP: With The Island Merchant at 508-364-6063 or email Bev Dunn at 0r Amy DuFault at


E&T Farms Spring Mix with Roasted Candied Pecans, Goat Cheese, and Grapes tossed in a vinaigrette

Local Barnstable Seafarms Oysters, Stuffed with local Red Fish, Baby Spinach, Jamaican Chayote Squash, Pimento and Roasted Shallots

Fisherman’s Stew of Local Cod, Barnstable Seafarms Oysters and Littlenecks, Portuguese Linguica and Salty Lou’s Lobster

Cape Cod Beer Porter Rich Chocolate Cake


Island Merchant Community Supper – June 10th

by Slow Food Cape Cod on May 18, 2009

Join us for our next Community Supper at The Island Merchant in Hyannis, Wednesday June 10th. A special menu has been created for Slow Food – see below (yum!),  and we will have the chance to meet Les Hammilla, owner of Barnstable SeaFarms. Bev and Joe Dunn are the dynamic duo behind the scenes at the Island Merchant.  Their focus is to infuse local Cape Cod foods with an Island flair. Bev runs the front of the house, while Joe is our man in the kitchen, leading the troops. You do not have to just take my word on it – they were honored with  The Best of Boston’s 2007   award for Fusion food. Island Merchant is also  going to be included in an upcoming spot on Chronicle with Anthony Everett. In addition to the regional menu’s, they provide a home base for local musicians which earned them a spot on Cape Cod’s “A List”.
Speaking of the “A List”, we have a guest speaker, Les Hammilla, from Barnstable SeaFarms, to talk to use about his endeavor in growing oysters and littlenecks in the cold waters of Cape Cod. He also made the “A List”, their business will harvest per order, ensuring the freshest possible shellfish – we will be sampling in our first course.
Can’t wait!!
When: Wednesday June 10th
Time:  7:00 PM
Where: The Island Merchant, 302 Main Street, Hyannis Ma
(Across from TD BankNorth)
RSVP: Directly to The Island Merchant – 508-771-1337
Price: $40.00 per person 
First Course
Barnstable SeaFarms Littleneck & Shrimp Ceviche
Second Course
Capabilities Farm Tomato Salad – tossed with a local spring mix, fresh mozzarella, oil & vinegar
Third Course
House Smoked Pulled Pork Tossed with House Made Potato Parmesan Gnocchi
Carmelized Onions & Local Goat Cheese atop local  wilted Swiss Chard
Fourth Course
Cape Cod Beer’s Drunken Chocolate Porter Cake
Topped with a Dark Chocolate Glaze
Suggested Wine Pairing $3.00 per Course
Post by Mary DeBartolo – Slow Food Convivium Leader