Maine’s First Ship hosts Full Moon Dinner

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 8:45am

    Maine’s First Ship brings back the popular community event that celebrates local food: a Full Moon Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. in the Bath Freight Shed on Saturday, Sept. 10. This farm-to-table favorite began in the summer of 2013, originally hosted by the Bath Freight Shed Alliance. This year’s dinner features Chef Chris Toy of Bath with music by Grammy-nominated Kat Logan of Wiscasset.

    Toy is a lifelong educator, Registered Maine Guide, and a bestselling cookbook author. He has held classes at Stonewall Kitchen, Now You’re Cooking, and through several Adult Education programs in the state. His books highlight Chinese cuisine and stir-fry techniques. Learn more at For this MFS event he plans a Chinese Hot Pot, considered as much an experience as it is a meal.

    Chef Toy will prepare broth and dipping sauces, and an array of ingredients. He will be assisted by his friend, cooking instructor and cookbook author, Jeff Mao. Diners will choose among locally sourced meats and produce to cook their own meal in a communal pot kept simmering at each table, each creating the meal of their choice. Participating farms and purveyors will be announced as the menu is developed according to seasonal availability.

    Kat Logan is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her music follows Folk, Americana, Blues, and Celtic traditions. For more information you can visit her website

    “We’re excited to bring back Full Moon Dinners,” says MFS Vice President and dinner organizer Lori Benson. “These dinners are always very popular and we are pleased to be able to continue this tradition,” she said. ”This is a great occasion to bring together community members and enjoy finely crafted local food from local farms.” The event is a fund-raiser for Maine’s First Ship, which in June launched a reconstruction of the 1607 pinnace Virginia. The new Virginia will be visible at her dock.

    Space at the dinner, which will be held at the Bath Freight Shed, 27 Commercial St., is limited to 60 guests. Tickets are $60, and available from the MFS website at, or by calling the office at 207-443-4242. Most credit and debit cards are accepted. Ticket sales will close on Saturday, Sept. 3.

    Mission: Maine's First Ship strives to use our reconstruction of the 1607 pinnace Virginia to immerse the public in an exploration of the region's early history, craftsmanship, and relationships, and their impact on our community and environment today.