Thursday November 1 is our 5 (five!) year birthday party. Come one and all to help us celebrate with live music from the Rockwells, great food + drink specials!! We are closed during the day, the party gets started at 4pm. Thank you to all our loyal friends who have made us what we are. This is for you!!!
Mark your calendars! Thursday Brant Lucuik, Luther Wright and Melanie Somers will be serving up Brant’s grannie, Wasylena’s Ukranian handmade perogies from 5 – 8pm. Made with all the finest ingredients and Wasylena’s secret recipe, you’ll experience the best perogies you have ever had…we guarantee it!! This will be the launch of our PEROGIE EMPIRE and information on ordering will also be available on this night.
Thursday October 4 is our final BBQ night for the 2012 season folks! It’s been an outstanding summer, and we thank everyone who has come out and made it such a great night – we’ve had a great time. With the cold coming in hard and fast, it’s time to give JJ a break. Served from 5-8 pm, reservations this week are especially recommended. Check out our griller page for the menu.
Soupçon Mondays at Kaffe 1870 kick off Monday July 9 -Tanya Skeates is back and is taking over our kitchen every Monday from 5pm until she sells out with her ridiculously fine Asian-fusion cuisine. On the menu this week she’s serving up her Pad Thai and Honey Hoison Noodles, plus spring rolls at $2.50 each. Mains are priced at $14.00. Call us to reserve at 819-459-3943 or email us at email@example.com. For a refresher, visit http://www.soupcon.ca/.
Welcome home Tanya!
Thursday 31 May, 8:30 @Carleton Tavern, Ottawa: Local bands Fiftymen and Junction 105 will be playing a fundraiser in support of Save the Gatineau Efforts to STOP massive septic sludge lagoons from being built on the banks of the Gatineau River.
Population growth within the MRC-des-Collines-de-l’Outaouais, (a collection of 7 Québec municipalities) coupled with the puzzling refusal of the Ville de Gatineau to continue treating local septic sludge, (they do have collaborative waste and recycling projects in place with the MRC) has made the Gatineau River an unfair target of septic sludge effluent dumping. The effluent to be released into the Gatineau contains untreatable persistent toxins and chemicals that could damage fish habitat and make the water undrinkable. Depending on water flow, it could create conditions for blue algae outbreaks further downstream. There are plenty of better solutions to treating septic sludge that will not put one of the National Capital Regions cleanest rivers at risk. Indeed, the Province of Québec is currently testing alternative technologies that hold promise.
Please join us for a pint at the Carleton Tavern and enjoy an ambient slide presentation of photographs from the #savethegatineau Instagram contest. Celebrate the river with musical guests (TBA) and show local politicians that the entire national capital regions is extremely concerned about any septic sludge treatment plan that puts the health of the Gatineau River (a potential source of drinking water for future generations) at risk.
WHAT: “Save the Gatineau” awareness and fundraising raising event
WHEN: Friday 31 May, drift in any time after 7:30pm – or come early and have some great food!
WHERE: The Carleton Tavern 223 Armstrong Street, Ottawa, ON K1Y4P1 (corner of Armstrong and Parkdale)
Save the Gatineau / Sauvons la Gatineau is a citizen movement focused on preventing further degradation of the water quality of the Gatineau River.
Kaffé 1870 will be presenting LOVE LIES BLEEDING on Monday April 9th at 8pm. Created by Jean Grand-Maître, brother of local sweetheart Andrée Grand-Maître, It’s an hour long television special celebrating the life of Elton John through choreography and dance. Here’s the link for a sneak peek: http://www.cbc.ca/loveliesbleeding/index.html . Grand-Maître is one of Canada’s finest choreographers, his talents earning him the title of artistic director of Alberta Ballet. He has created and staged numerous ballets worldwide as well as worked on projects such as the opening and closing ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympic Games.
Come check out what should be a great show, there will be plenty of free snacks and as always Good Drinks, Good Food, Pretty Good Times. See you there!
An exclusive screening of the film “Running the Sahara”, featuring Chelsea’s Ray Zahab will take place Kaffé 1870 on Thursday, Feb 9 at 7:30.
Please join in this extraordinary adventure and support the efforts of Ryan’s Well Foundation providing safe water and sanitation in Africa.
Cash bar, free snacks, free admission, all welcome. A suggested donation to Ryan’s Well Foundation, tax receipt provided, would be gratefully accepted.
Reservations not required, but if you wish, or for more information, call 613-258-6832
Tickets for Jimmy George Dec. 2 are now available at the bar, $15. Limited number of tickets available, get ‘em early!
Sunday, August 28th, 2:30 pm: Monty Reid, Gil Adamson & Bruce Taylor
Kaffe 1870: 715 Riverside Dr. Wakefield, Quebec (http://kaffe1870.com/)
Iain Reid`s writing has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and online in publications such as the Globe and Mail, National Post, Reader’s Digest, and Atlantica Magazine. His work has also appeared on CBC Radio and NPR. His first book, One Bird’s Choice, was awarded the CBC Bookie Award for Nonfiction. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.
Kevin Connolly is a Toronto poet, editor, and arts journalist. Connolly has published four collections of poems. His second collection, Happyland, was published to wide acclaim in 2002; and his third, drift, won the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. His latest book, Revolver, was shortlisted for both the Trillium Award and the esteemed Griffin Poetry Prize.
Pasha Malla is the author of three books: The Withdrawal Method (stories), a collection of short stories, won the Trillium Book Award, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize and longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, All Our Grandfathers are Ghosts (poems) and Why We Fight > Quran Neck, a transliteration of Frank Capra’s War Comes to America. His first novel, People Park, will be published in fall 2012.
Monty Reid has published 14 collections of poetry, most recently A Poem That Ends With Murder (Apt 9 Press), The Luskville Reductions (Brick) and Lost in the Owl Woods (BookThug). His Disappointment Island (Chaudiere) won the Lampman-Scott Award for Poetry in 2007. He has won the Stephansson Award for Poetry, a National Magazine Award, and has been short-listed for the Governor-General’s Award on three occasions. He lives in Ottawa, and plays songs in his band – Call Me Katie.
Gil Adamson received rave reviews for her short stories, collected in Help Me, Jacques Cousteau and her book of poetry Ashland. Her first novel, The Outlander, ten years in the writing, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize, the Trillium Award, the Prix Femina (France), and won the Hammet Prize, the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, the ReLit Award, and was a finalist for Canada Reads. Adamson lives in Toronto, Canada.
Bruce Taylor is a two-time winner of the A.M. Klein Award for Poetry. He has published four acclaimed books of poetry: Getting On with the Era, Cold Rubber Feet, Facts, and No End in Strangeness (New and Selected Poems). He has been a teacher, a puppeteer, and a freelance journalist. He lives in Wakefield, Quebec.
And don’t forget to check out the other amazing events at Wakefest, 2011: http://wakefest.org/
Wakefest 2011 takes place August 25th to 28th, with loads of events, with activities taking place at the KAFFE each day again this year. Wakefest is an all-arts festival celebrating our local artists, performers and creators, allowing them to come together and fuse their talents with other artists from other parts of Canada and beyond. For full info, check out http://wakefest.org/. You can go over to the live music page here to get a quick look at the events taking place at the Kaffe.