If our newsletter archives are correct, we last served Barramundi at the Rookery more than two years ago. What the heck have we been thinking? Because every time we've featured Barramundi in the past our guests have raved about the mild sweet taste of this firm white fish.
Barramundi are among the most popular fish served in Australian restaurants, kind of like walleye here in northern Wisconsin. Like walleye, barramundi belong to the perch family of fishes.
Technically speaking, the fresh Barramundi we're flying in this week were caught in New Zealand, Australia's Kiwi neighbor to the east. Yet they feature the same premium
eating qualities, with firm white flesh, a mild flavor, and low oil content, yet high in healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Come discover for yourself why residents of the land Down Under are so high on this tasty walleye cousin.
One More Glorious Month of Outdoor Music
Last week we observed how quickly the days are getting shorter as we approach the Autumnal Equinox on September 22. And sure enough, it was pretty darn dark out by the time our final Friday concert of the season drew to a close. All the more so when the last of our diehard music fans hung around for a private acoustical encore under the lights of the pavilion when the band just didn't want to go home.
We didn't want Tom and Jed to leave either...they're such crowd pleasers, and so darn good! So we've invited them back to fill in on Sunday, September 24 for Molly and the Danger Band. Understandably, Molly is still not quite ready to begin performing again after the painful loss of her husband, Glenn, earlier this summer. We miss her and our thoughts are with her. Yet we guarantee you'll find Tom and Jed to be worthy stand-ins for our second to last Summer Sunday Serenade.
In the meantime, we're really looking forward to welcoming Sean & Ian Okamoto back to the Rookery stage this coming Sunday afternoon (2-5 PM). Many fans of the northwest Wisconsin music scene probably first came to know Sean as the fabulous lead guitarist for Molly and the Danger Band. But together with son Ian on keyboard, the Okamoto duo has built its own loyal following throughout the region, performing at pretty much every musical venue to be found from Spooner to Bayfield. Together they offer an ideal combination of contemporary music (Ian's influence) and golden oldies (Sean's era).
Every year it seems, since we first began offering live outdoor music at the Rookery, Sunday afternoons in September have been some of the most glorious and well attended of our entire 16 week season.
That good fortune certainly looks to continue this coming Sunday, with a forecast for sunny skies and a high of 72 degrees. With a great band on tap, it just doesn't get much better than that!
So what are you waiting for? Winter will be here before you know it. Come out and enjoy some marvelous music...live and outdoors...while you still can.