You’re Invited To Our New Year’s Eve Bash!

It’s that time of year again! We’re closing in on New Year’s Eve and to celebrate, we’ve once again organized our annual New Year’s Eve jam at the Pier! (Check out our event page for more details.)

We’re thrilled to be welcoming back last year’s amazing band. The show will start at 8 p.m. but come at 7 p.m. if you want to be fed! Tickets can be purchased at the door for $20 a person, which includes a drink and a buffet-style feast. We’re able to do this thanks to Cook With Pressure who is partnering with us on this event. Besides financial support and helping us out in the kitchen, they will be providing specially selected pressure cookers as giveaways for the evening. We’ll be running a 50/50 draw for the Feeding America program and some of you will be walking home with some lovely Presto 01781 best-selling pressure cookers to start the new year.

This will be a family-friendly, all ages event but everyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult or they will not be let in. Since the crowd will be big, there will be limited docking spaces for those arriving by boat. You MUST contact us to reserve a spot. If you don’t have a confirmed reservation you will not be able to dock in our spots. Please remember that if you will be drinking, make sure you will not be driving or boating. Arrange for alternative ways to get home or get a designed driver. You may also leave your vehicles and boats until the next morning, but note that our facilities will be closed at 1 a.m. You will not be allowed to stay until we open up on January 2. We will be closed on January 1.

For questions about the event, you can reach us by phone until January 31. You are not required to make a reservation but we do limit the number of guests we allow in so it’s a better idea to get yourself on the guest list.

We hope to see you there and wish everyone a wonderful new year!

We Bought Two New Zojirushi Bread Makers!

Pier99 is proud to announce that you’ll soon be able to try some of our amazing bread recipes! In addition to our house-made flat breads, we’ll be adding some delicious Italian breads, French breads, dinner rolls, and sandwiches made with our two new Zojirushi bread makers. With the help of Bread Machine Pros’ Zojirushi bread maker reviews, we were able to pick a top quality machine so this is a huge thank you and shoutout to those guys. They’ve been doing some in-depth reviews on bread machines and we really suggest checking them out if you want to buy one. Most people who do reviews don’t try out the machine for themselves, but the guys at Bread Machine Pros actually bought the machines and tested them out themselves.

Most restaurants consider bread machines a commodity. They either buy bread from a supplier already made, or bake the already-made bread themselves on-site. It’s common practice in the restaurant business because making bread from scratch simply takes too much time and it’s a difficult skill to master. But because we were desperate to find a way to make fresh bread at Pier99, we decided to invest in a bread machine.

When we first got the machine, we weren’t entirely sure whether or not we would use it at the restaurant. We had to test the machine and see what sort of menu items we could come up with. The Zojirushi performed beyond our expectations and we could really envision a place for it in our kitchen. So we came up with a bunch of recipes for homemade bread and we will be serving them starting today!

For those who are unfamiliar, Zojirushi is among the most, if not the most, popular bread machines on the market. It’s the best of the bunch. And actually, we recently learned that it is a Japanese brand and it was the Japanese that first invented bread machines. After the second world war, food, particularly rice, was hard to come by in Japan and aid organizations from abroad sent over lots of wheat. The Japanese began incorporating wheat into their diets and bread remained a part of their eating habits. Eventually, people wanted to bake bread from home but traditional Japanese homes didn’t have baking ovens. So in the 1980s the bread machine was invented. Today the bread machine remains quite popular in Japan as well as all over the world. Quite a story isn’t it?

That’s not all. Because our Zojirushi machines are Japanese, they have some functions that some of the other machines made in America don’t have. They are able to make mochi bread, rice bread (wheat is replaced with rice), and other types of Japanese baked goods.

As you can tell, we’re very excited with our new purchases and we’re looking forward to baking some amazing bread for you. So come try them soon!