Summer officially arrives tomorrow. Also called Summer Solstice, June 21 marks the longest day of the year with almost 15 hours of daylight (in NYC sunise will occur at 5:24 a.m. and sunset at 8:30 p.m). Awed by the power of the sun, civilizations have celebrated the first day of summer for centuries. For instance, in China, they honor Li, Chinese Goddess of Light and in England they hold the annual Summer Solstice gathering at Stonehenge and Avebury. In New England, summer means outdoor clambakes. In true New England form, Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Warshaw welcomed the incoming MGH surgical interns of 2011 by hosting their first clambake of the season at their lovely summer home on Martha's Vineyard.
The event was catered by Bill Smith's Martha's Vineyard Clambake Co., voted Best Clambake by the Best of the Vineyard 2010 with good reason: the lobsters were fresh, the mussels juicy, and the corn sweet. They also provided all the tools needed to crack into the savory crustaceans.
Celebrate Summer with your own clambake with the help of Didriks that can provide all the right tools to make your lobster dinner a success. Like our Sabre Lobster Forks in a variety of handle finishes. Protect your summer clothes with the Libeco Linen Homard Lobster Bib. You'll also need something to hold those empty crustacean shells. May we suggest the Match Pewter Chache-Pot as an elegant ulternative to a plastic bucket?