ADK Guide’s Dinner: Big Moose tradition set for Aug. 9th

If you are looking for a different and unique dinner experience while in the Adirondacks plan on attending the Adirondack Guide’s Dinner at the Big Moose Community Chapel on Saturday, August 9th.

Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m.

Big Moose Community Chapel is known for continuing many traditions.

The Balsam Bee and the Chapel Bazaar are just two traditionsthat continue on an annual basis.  

The Guide’s Dinner (or Guide’s Supper as it was called back in the 1940’s and 1950’s) was brought back a few years ago to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Chapel.

It will be held down by the lake on the chapel lawn.

The Guide’s Supper was known as the social event of the summer.

The menu, similar to what was traditionally served, will consist of: outdoor wood-grilled New York Strip Steak, corn on the cob, pan fried potatoes, rolls, coffee/beverages and for dessert, pancakes served with real maple syrup and French vanilla ice cream.

The name of the supper first came about because local guides—rugged individuals who lived in the wilderness and spent time hunting, trapping and guiding sportsmen in the mountains—cooked while the women and young people from the Big Moose community served the delicious food.

Food for this year’s supper will be prepared and cooked by Big Moose chefs from past and present. A few of the chefs are descendants of guides from the early years.

Advance purchase of tickets is recommended. For more information and/or to make arrangements to purchase tickets call (315) 357-3098.

The cost is $30 for adults and $15 for children ages12 and under.  Take-out will be available for anyone who is unable to spend the evening at the chapel.

Walk-ins the day of the dinner will be accepted, but contingent upon the supply of food and seating capacity.

The Guide’s Dinner will take place rain or shine under the big tent and all are welcome.

The Big Moose Community Chapel is located five miles from Eagle Bay on the Big Moose Road.

Plenty of parking is available across the street in the chapel parking lot.

Proceeds raised at the Guide’s Dinner will benefit local community groups and organizations.

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