Summer Feast for the Sturgeon Moon
Local food with a contemporary Italian flare

August 1, 2023 6-8pm - Bath Freight Shed
Chef Mollie Jellison of Long Reach Kitchen & Catering

On the full moon August 1, 2023, join the members and friends of Maine’s First Ship at the Bath Freight Shed for a celebration of summer and a feast on the bounty of the land and sea in this contemporary Italian inspired dinner. The meal consists of appetizers and a three course meal with wine pairings. Come meet old friends and make new ones. 

This is a fundraiser for Maine First Ship, and will allow us to continue these community programs. Purchase your tickets using the online form below. If you have problems you can all the MFS office at 207-443-4242.



Charcuterie of cured Italian meats & cheeses, house-made giardiniera, grilled peaches, fried olives & house-made focaccia crostini
Wine paring: Prosecco & Lambrusco

Course 1

Roasted Red Pepper & Local Goat Cheese with Pepper Jus, Italian Olive Oil & Torn Glacier Farms Basil
Wine paring: Argialle Orvieto, Umbria, 2020

Course 2

Artisan Bucatini with Local Jonah Crabmeat, Sweet Maine Corn, Brown Butter, Lemon, Fresh Herbs, Parmesan Shards & Crispy Fried Capers
Wine pairing: Scarpetta Rosato, Tuscany 2022

Course 3

Maine Blueberry, Thyme & Lemon Napoleon with Whipped Mascarpone & Chantilly Cream
Wine pairing:  A. Mano Primitivo, Puglia 2019

Mollie Jellison

Chef Mollie Jollison was born and raised Bath, and has always felt a deep connection to the land and sea that inspires her culinary perspective. She travelled the country and the US Virgin Islands working in restaurants before settling for a time in Lousiana to become part of the team at Del Porto, one of the premier Italian inspired restaurants in the New Orleans region. She moved back to Maine in 2021 and opened Long Reach Kitchen and Caterning which has become a popular gathering place for locals and visitors alike.

$85 per person with wine pairing
$65 per person for dinner only
Water, tea, and lemonade provided, cash bar available

The new moon of August is called the Sturgeon Moon as it is a time of spawning for these giant fish in the rivers on the Atlantic coast of America. Once hunted to near extinction, and forced from rivers polluted by industrial waste, these largest of the anadromous fish are making a comeback in Maine rivers such as the Kennebec. If you come to Virginia’s wharf at the Bath Freight Shed and watch the river, you can see them jump fully out of the water.