Monday, February 15, 2010

taking a break

fire, ice and dynamite; acrylic on canvas tryptich 20x48 in.

after a busy valentines weekend, we'll need to take a break to get going with our reno of the new hotel rooms and wellness area and indoor pool.
reopening: march 19th 2010!
me, Simone is busy designing the pool area and the guys did pour the first batch of concrete which will be the chaning rooms- all infloor heating and waste water pipes were in place.
now its off to finish digging the pool, get the entrance moved and the infloor heating installed for the pool and the concrete poured.
here i'm posting my first take on the artwork for the pool area- a smaller version.
please let me know what you think.
i wanted to combine the colours of the water and the sun, the swirls and lifely splashes and dynamics of water.
for more information on this painting visit my blog:

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Chefs for Unicef

it has become already a tradition for Markus Ritter to represent Europa Inn at the annual
fundraising dinner 'Chefs for Unicef' hosted at the Fairmont Algonquin Hotel in St. Andrews, NB.
this year it was again a plated dinner- 7 courses stong, featuring delicious dishes created by 7 renown restaurants and culinary colleges from Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton and St. Andrews.

Markus worked on two dishes this year, representing Europa Inn with a spiced pumpkin sorbet on
florentine chip

and as the culinary instructor of the Community College St. Andrews him and his culinary students plated the vegetarian course:
Panko encrusted eggplant, spaetzle cake, trio of exotic mushrooms, red & yellow pepper emulsion and parsley oil.for the upcoming Valentines weekend, we'll be open friday, satuday and sunday 5-9pm- so if you have a valentine, treat him/her to dine at Europa Restaurant!

on the renovation end of things: the guys are still digging and chopping out the pool with jack hammers, hopefully mid week we can pour the first concrete. see Markus 'spare time' activities;-)