Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Central Beekeepers Association Cooking Booklet Feature

We're excited to let you know that Europa Inn is featured in 
the new booklet from Central Beekeepers Association NB.
Our Recipe: NB Honey Ice Cream & Banana


Honey-vanilla ice cream:

-2 cups of 2% milk
-2 cups 35% whipping cream
-1 split emptied vanilla bean (or 1Tbsp vanilla extract)
-2/3 cup sugar
-6 egg yolks
-5 Tbsp honey

Baked Honey Banana:

-1 Banana per person
-1/3 cup honey graham crumbs
-Butter or oil 

Ice Cream: Heat milk, cream, sugar & scraped vanilla bean to almost boiling. Remove from heat, pour 1/2 of the hot mixture slowly into the eggs while stirring. Return the egg-mixture back in the pan. Add honey and stir. Strain through a fine sieve. Cover and refrigerate. When cold, freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufacturers directions.

Banana: Peel bananas, cut lengthwise in half, brush with honey and coat with Graham crumbs. Heat a medium frying pan at medium-high heat, add butter/oil, then the coated bananas. Cook on each side for a good minute. When bananas are nicely brown and soft they are ready.

Serve with fresh fruit garnish.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Happy Canada Day July 1st!

A tradition for many people is to spend July 1st in St. Andrews to celebrate Canada Day 
CANADA DAY Schedule 2012
6:00 am – 7:00 am Sunrise Ceremony at Indian Point 
7:00 am –10:30am  Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast at Fire Hall. 
8:00 am - 10:00am  Breakfast at Europa Inn
9:00am –   3:00pm  Information Booth at Town Hall 
9:00am –   2:00pm Games! (Scavenger Hunt& Find Saint Andrew, register at info                 booth)
10:00 am - 5:30 pm Kingsbrae Garden – Red & White Plant Sale – 25% off 
10:00 am –   Flag Raising (Royal Canadian Legions from Charlotte County) 
10:00 am –   Games & Face Painting Organized by: Youth Centre and the Algonquin Hotel & Resort at Market Square
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Non-Profit Vendors Water Street – Farmers’ Market on King 
11:00 am --   Afghan Memorial Ceremony at Kingsbrae Garden 
11:00 am –   Saint Mary’s Band Concert at Market Square
11:00 am –1:00 pm Live Entertainment in Market Square and also from 7PM till Fireworks! – 
12:00 pm –1:00 pm Children’s Races on Water St. (Pop & hotdogs at Legion (270 Queen St.) for racers until 2pm)  
12:00 pm –4:00 pm Reception Sheriff Andrews House (Food & refreshments) – Kingsbrae Garden CafĂ© Special
1:00  pm – 2:00pm– Canada Day Parade(Bring food item for FOOD BAN leave at info booth in front of Town Hall (Floats to line up and start from Indian Point. Parade starts at 1 PM.) 

2:00 pm – Antique Car Contest on Water Street
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Ross Museum Open House – (refreshments & children’s crafts) 
2:30 pm – 9:00pm– Live Entertainment in Market Square
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm –  Ross  Museum (Live Music) 
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Minister Island Tour available
3:00 pm – Day Cake Cutting – Mayor and Council at Town Hall-Prizes for Parade & Games presented after cake cutting!
3:00 pm – Children’s Dog Show – Anglican Church Hall Grounds King Street Reservations Required Please) 

5:30 pm -  10:00 pm New Artisan Menu launched at Europa Restaurant- book your table early and see the fireworks right from                                                         our porch!
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Charlotte County SPCA Dinner Benefit at Kingsbrae Arms (Limited Seating,
7:00 pm -  10:00pm  Dover Hill-Live Music All your favorites from the 60’s & 70’s
10:00pm - Fireworks Display at Market Square

Lots of GREAT things to do! Dining Patios, sidewalk sales, face painting, games and much more!
Note: In case of rain the Farmer’s Market will be at the W.C. O’Neill Arena. 
12:00 Noon Assembly of floats at Indian Point

(download your schedule here: http://server.davedinsmore.com/~townofst/admin/uploaded_docs/canada_day_poster-2012-6-18.pdf )
 HAPPY CANADA DAY from Europa Inn!
on a side note: in need of a little summer pampering? book a treatment our Spa this tuesday, july 3rd and received a free Sushi sampler or  frozen smoothie with your treatment!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Seafood Festival St. Andrews, June 7-10, 2012

Late spring is in full swing, nature is bursting with colour and the air is fresh, our little town is starting to buzzle after its long winter!
To kick-off the season, plan to stop by for the Seafood festival!
This annual festival started out as a tradeshow and conference for the local seafood industry. Now it has grown into a multi-day festival for everyone that is yummy, educational and fun!
Join us this weekend at Europa Restaurant for a 7 course seafood tasting menu paired with All-New-Brunswick wines
$60pp; $75pp incl. wine.
Reservations recommended.

Saturday, June 9th, 5-7pm

we're excited to welcome the Plein Air Painters of the Bay of Fundy- a group of professional land-and seascape painters. Members will meet June 8th and 9th in St. Andrews to paint in and around town. We invite you to stop by Europa Inn Lobby on Saturday from 5-7pm and view the works that they created over the weekend! Nibblies are served. This is a FREE event, so bring a friend!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Charlotte County Blooms

Spring is sprung here in St. Andrews, the birds are singing and the grass is getting greener by the day!
it surely has been a mild winter and early spring, it feels so great (coming from Germany with Spring starting usually early march, haha).
this year the Charlotte County Gardening Club is hosting their annual 'Blooms' event April 28th, 9am-3pm, and it will be bigger than ever!
Guest Speakers will be renown gardener and published author Marjorie Harris  on the topic: "Let's Stop Making Ugly Gardens" and
Dr. Charles Hope on the topic: "Growing Cacti & Succulents"
for tickets and more information contact:
Deborah Smith: 506-529-3696
email: charlottecountyblooms@gmail.com
or check out their blog: http://charlottecountyblooms.blogspot.ca/

Other planned features will be a Tradeshow and Gardening Demos.
The event will take place at the W.C. O'Neil  Arena, 24 Reed Avenue, St. Andrews by-the-Sea.

if you are looking for a place to say, call us at Europa Inn for a quote or easily  book your room online. this will be a busy event that is growing every year!
Thanks for stopping by!
St. Andrews will be busy this summer with new events and festivals lining up- stay tuned;-)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Knit East


this weekend was a great one for fibre enthusiasts as the first Knit East Event was held
at the Algonquin Hotel. Organized by Cricket Cove gourmet yarn Shops with locations
in Blacks Harbour, Saint John and Moncton, NB.
over 150 eager participants had signed up already before the event to learn from high 
carat designers such as Cat Bordhi, JaneThornley, Lucy Neatby,Veronik Avery and teacher/blogger Yarn Harlot-Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
everyone had a great time, and we hope next year will even be bigger!!
congratulations from us at Europa Inn to Donna for putting on such a great show!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Visting Lavenhop organic grower

With summer starting through full tilt, our chefs took the opportunity
to visit our organic growers' farm. Lavenhop, supplying Europa Inn now for
the second season, invited us to visit the fields and getting hands-on
by picking their organic garlic scapes. the picking is crucial in order to harvest big garlic bulbs in the fall.
the Scapes are delicate early summer veg, make a fantastic pesto and taste great as a sautee.
So, here we set off at 7am with a 3 chefs and me (Simone, the picture-taker ;-)
and our 3 kids (yep, good that our car seats 8 people).
We all had a super time meeting Jackie and Bill and their great operation!
they grow this year 30!! different varieties of vegetables and herbs, from Lavender,
Greens, Beans, Peas, Potatoes and more.
Last year their Hop and Lavender was used in one of Ale House Brewery's specialty Beer creations:
'Lavenhop' they called it!
Markus is now all ready to finish our garden in the back where we grow most
of the herbs used Europa Restaurant along with some vegtables. the space is not big
enough to grow everything- that's why we are so happy to team up with Lavenhop!
 our two youngster sniffing and touching the lavender, just starting to bloom!
 wildflowers  make the artist in me happy!

Lavenhop T-shirts for all!
thanks Jackie and Bill for a great day out in the country!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Atlanticade Motorbike Festival

Welcome all bikers to St. Andrews!
for the second time the Atlantic Canadian Motorbike Festival
'Atlanticade' is meeting in St. Andrews by-the-Sea.
From July 6th-July10th thousands of Motorcyclists are making
their way to our beautiful little town to celebrate their passion.
from all over Canada and the US we have seen Bikers in the past.
Workshops, guided tours by local bikers, specialized Vendors, Competitions from 'show and shine' to
'parcours', live entertainment and much, much more!
if you are in the area, please stop by and look at the wonderfully polished Chrome
lining our streets!
Europa Inn is offering a Special '7 course bikin' tasting menu' for 55$- this weekend only; bookings are coming in fast- so please reserve your spot today!
We are happy to welcome the Festival and hope for a third Return in 2012!
this was during the first evening- wednesday- the parcours view from Europa Inn first floor deck
this was the second evening- thursday just before the bikers returned to St. Andrews....

Friday, June 24, 2011

New Line of vegan Nail Polish

Yes, Bonnie brought in a new line of Nail Polish.
Now Europa Spa is offering the tried-and-true OPI brand
as well as the SPArituals line of vegan polish!
try it out when you get your next mani/pedi at Europa SPA in beautiful St. Andrews by-the-Sea!

Spa Pricelist

Manicure with Paraffin…..35.00
Spa Maincure…………….35.00
French Manicure…………35.00
Mini Manicure…………...20.00

Pedicure with Paraffin…...55.00
Spa Pedicure……………..55.00
French Pedicure………….55.00
Mini Pedicure……………35.00

Polish Application……….15.00

Friday, June 10, 2011

New Lobby and Spa!

Markus taking a reservation- can you see he loves our guests?;-)

Europa Spa entrance

yes, it has been a long haul for us here, but yey!- I'm so happy to announce the our new lobby area and the Spa are all completed!
For the Lobby area we wanted to restore and feature the original 1790's timber structure and old stone foundation which was a pain staking endeavour, but well worth the effort as we have taken great pride during our recent renovations to save not only the history of St. Andrews' 'AndraeLeo hall' but also the story told by the numbered beams, glass bottles left in the walls and everyday 'trinkets' such as cigarette boxes and Opera tickets.

For the Spa
we are thrilled with the tranquil and euro-inspired style, the LEED eco bamboo flooring and the understated elegance of this multifunctional space- all in time for Atlanticade and the summer season.
Europa Spa will be open by appointment offering pampering treatments for hand, feet and face along with relaxing massage, reiki or indian head massage- please reserve with Bonnie at
529-8551, or you can book your accommodation/spa- package directly with us.

Spa nibblies from our culinary team are available to complete your experience. please find Europa Spa menu below.

In addition to the Spa, our carpenters have been busy all winter and spring to upgrade the inn's bathrooms for an 'all-tile', european look featuring soaker tubs (some with air jets) for the ones that like to unwind with a relaxing bath during their stay with us or glass showers and low tubs for the ones that prefer easy step-in.
Our guest rooms have all new bedding, coverings and window treatments and i'm thrilled to
introduce my original seaside paintings in the guestrooms and hallway to complete your Bay of Fundy getaway experience.
All artwork is available- if you wish to take home a one-of-a-kind souvenier, you can pre-view some of the pieces here at my art blog.

Spa Pricelist

Manicure with Paraffin…..35.00
Spa Maincure…………….35.00
French Manicure…………35.00
Mini Manicure…………...20.00

Pedicure with Paraffin…...55.00
Spa Pedicure……………..55.00
French Pedicure………….55.00
Mini Pedicure……………35.00
Polish Application……….15.00

Mild Chemical Peel ….....60.00
Eye Treatment…………..25.00

Massage 1hr……………..60.00
Massage ½ hr……………45.00
Massage 1hr (back )…......50.00
Massage ½ hr (back )……35.00

Monday, April 11, 2011

Seafood festival St. Andrews May 31- June 5th, 2011

For it's second year, the Charlotte Coastal Region Tourism Association is hosting
a seafood festival in beautiful St. Andrews by-the-Sea.
It involves Restaurants, Fishermen, Salmon Growers and Suppliers to the industry and Hotels/Inns to showcase what the Canadian Maritimes have to offer.
This year, the event is basically divided into two main parts:

May 31st-June 2nd is a trade show/convention geared towards Aquaculture Professionals
formerly knows as the 'Aquaculture Fair' or 'Aqua Fair'
June 3rd-5th is a festival for the public featuring yummy (sea)foods, dinner extravaganzas, buy-of-the-boat lobster, farmers market and music throughout town.
Cooking during Festival time last year! always fun!
Europa Inn will be featuring a fish and seafood related menu with daily creations, tapas for eat-in and take out and cooking demos.
on Saturday June 4th, 11-4, we are hosting an open house throughout the whole inn where you can see all our updates, new facilities and sample our offerings! it'll be a party and we hope you can make time to stop by! you can book your table or room with us by clicking here

for more info on the seafood festival, check back here for updates or: www.standrewsseafoodfestival.ca
or here: