Cocktail Hour

  • Cheese and Crudite Display
  • Passed Hors D'Ouevres

Buffet Dinner 

  • Beef Carving Station
  • Baked Chatham Cod, seasonal sauce 
  • Hearty Vegetarian Dish- Stuffed Acorn Squash with Spinach and Grains
  • Herbed Rice and Orzo Blend
  • Roasted Root Vegetables
  • Crisp Green Salad, Pears, Pomegranate and Pistachios with a creamy pomegranate dressing
  • Warm Baskets of Bread, whipped butter


~ Our Menu ~

From left to right:

Rear Commodore Tom Atkinson; Vice Commodore Chris Morano; Commodore Ruth Emblin

We look forward to hosting you on November 2nd!

Essex Corinthian Yacht Club presents an elegant evening celebrating the past, present and future of our club.
The price per person is $60 and includes a cocktail hour, buffet dinner and dessert 
Enjoy piano and string music provided by Matt McCauley & Joel Spinetti.

​RSVP Required!


​We will send you a confirmation if you register online.

Reservations required (no exceptions, no walk-ins; sorry, no refunds or changes after October 28th, due to the nature of the food served and planning required - seating is limited to the first 70 reservations received). 

Attire: Black or white, or black and white cocktail or formal attire. ​


We will set up tables with 8 or maximum 10 seats, to allow guests to walk around, mingle and enjoy the music. We will do our best to accommodate everyone, however, please note that in the best of our Corinthian tradition you may be sharing a table with other members or if you asked to be seated with other members and the total number is more than the table can hold, some members of your party may have to be seated on adjacent tables.


Please do NOT contact Gourmet Galley or Jean Little, our Club Manager for reservations, they will not be able to accommodate you. All questions should be directed to the Entertainment Committee at

For details on accessibility, please refer to our "Dining" page.

The Commodore, Vice Commodore and Rear Commodore of the Essex Corinthian Yacht Club invite you to celebrate our club's Annual Commodores' Gala on Saturday, November 2nd, beginning at 6:00 pm.

You Are Cordially Invited  To The 2019 Commodores' Black & White Gala 


Essex Corinthian Yacht Club
9 Novelty Lane

PO Box 759
Essex, CT 06426
Office Tel: (860) 767-3239

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