We have worked with The Sisters of Mercy, IDB Charity Events, The Belize Police Force Events and especially the Belize Red Cross. We not only sponsor food for the Red Cross but also Events and benefit Dinners. We have raised thousands of dollars for The Red Cross in an effort to help people not only in beautiful Belize, but also nationwide. We have catered to celebrities like Tanya Stevens, Samantha Brown, Julia Robberts, Benjamin Bratt, Lenox Lewis, Miss New York, Vibes Cartel. Among our celebrity guests we also cater to our local Belizeans and Tourists that come to Belize.
CHANNEL SEVEN BELIZE Smoky Mermaid Hosts Fundraiser for Child Victims of Hurricane Dean posted (November 6, 2007)
On Thursday the Smoky Mermaid will host its annual benefit dinner for the Red Cross. The restaurant is hoping to raise $6,000 which it is expected that the Red Cross will use to help make Christmas merry for those children in the north who are still living with the after effects of Hurricane Dean. Angela Gegg is Smoky Mermaid's manager and she told us how you can help. Angela Gegg, Smoky Mermaid "We do it every year. We've been working with the Red Cross annually so we feel its something we could do to help out the community. We are supplying the menu and the food and the menu of choice for the evening is going to be awesome. It's a Cajun Creole style menu. Our guest chef for the event is Mr. Francis Gegg who was actually trained by Mr. Paul Perdum in Louisiana who is a fantabolous Cajun chef, a lot of people know about his cooking. We're doing a French onion soup as a starter, spicy fish cakes, we're doing a blacken fish with dirty Cajun rice which I know has Italian sausage and a bacon in it and we're also doing veg, glazed plantains, all sorts of stuff. The Red Cross I know is doing a silent auction in the night to try to raise more funds as well. Its $75 a ticket and we're having two dinner seatings - one will be at 7 and one will be at nine and it's a ticket - its more a contribution. Support this worthy cause guys at home because we need as much as we can get. Christmas is coming up so I'm sure a lot of those people that suffered or that had detriments could use that help -especially this time of year. So instead of doing something " Tickets are $75 and you can buy them at either the Red Cross or at Smoky Mermaid on Cork Street.
The Smoky Mermaid Red Cross Benefit
Belize City, Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - The elegant environs of the Smoky Mermaid Restaurant was the venue for a gala benefit gourmet dinner on November 8th. A dinner and silent auction raised funds for the Belize Red Cross to assist victims of Hurricane Felix. The benefit garnered a whopping $8,155- which was over $2,000 over the original goal of $6,000. The event was organized by Belize’s superstar writer and painter Angela Gegg and the management and staff of Smoky Mermaid Bar and Restaurant. The dinner were prepared in a French Creole Capin cuisine style supervised by guest chef Francis Gegg who was trained by Paul Pruedlomme, the internationally renowned Cajun chef from New Orleans. The cuisine included French Creole onion soup, spicy fish cakes and fresh baked garlic rolls. The entrée was a piquant blackened fish with fresh mushroom sauce, Capun dirty rice, steam vegetables and honey glazed plantains. The silent auction included a Catamaran cruise for one night; overnight stay for two at Victoria House; one night for two at Sun Breeze Hotel; lodging at Mopan River Resort; overnight stay for two at the superbly elegant Maruba Resort that included a massage.
The Tsunami Relief Red Cross Benefit Dinner
One of out nationwide Charity Events was in an effort to raise funds to help those who suffered in the Tsunami Disaster, funds were sent via the Red Cross to the tsunami victims after the Benefit held at The Smoky Mermaid. “The most powerful earthquake in 40 years ruptured the sea floor off Sumatra, displacing billions of tons of water and sending 33-foot-high walls of water roared across the Indian Ocean. At least 216,000 people died or disappeared and the true toll of the tsunami will probably never be known. Many bodies were lost at sea and population data in some places was destroyed.” (NBC NEWS ARCHIVES) Although we are aware that efforts were made worldwide in aiding these unfortunate people we believe that every little bit helped and would like to thank all those who supported and collaberated on the event
Angela Gegg and Christian Riverol
Tsunami Fundraising Event
Smoky Staff at the Tsunami Event
Guests raising their glasses to Fundraiser
The Smoky Mermaid Tsunami Dinner
Guests at the Buddabar Blue Room
A shot of the Smoky Mermaid Courtyard
The Smoky Mermaid Tsunami Dinner
Red Cross Benefit Dinner at the Smoky Mermaid
The Smoky Mermaid Restaurant and Bar held its 3rd annual Red Cross Benefit on Saturday, October the 23rd in an effort of continued support to our Belize Red Cross Society, who works tirelessly to serve and help the less fortunate. The benefit was open to anyone interested in raising additional funds for this charitable society. This special three course dinner event held by The Smoky Mermaid Restaurant raised in total of three thousand four hundred and sixty four dollars. The money was handed over to Miss Karen Diaz, president of the Red Cross Foundation by Miss Angela Gegg, Manager of the Smoky Mermaid Restaurant and Bar
RESTAURANT REVIEW: FROM THE AMBREGRIS TODAY NEWSPAPAER
The Smoky Mermaid is a restaurant hidden in The Great House in the heart of Belize City (in the Fort George Area) directly across the street from the Radisson Hotel and is a short distance from the Tourism Village
Upon entering The Smoky Mermaid, one feels immediately swept away to a private lush garden nestled in the city. The tropical courtyard, private jungle decks, palapa dining and an AC dining section, accented with marvelous works of art by Angela Gegg, and are all part of the ultimate dining experience. The Smoky Mermaid serves international and local cuisine and has the freshest ingredients bought from a local farm. All their secret sauces are home made and add Caribbean flavors to their dishes.
Each guest is treated like royalty. The Smoky Mermaid offers a full six course meal with a vegetarian meal availableby request. Each and every course is exquisite and one can taste the time and care put into each dish.
My lunch experience at The Smoky Mermaid started with a margarita and tasty Buffalo Wings. The wings are fried and dipped in the restaurant’s famous secret sauce. These were also accompanied by mozzarella sticks with a spicy dipping sauce and the Italian Sausage Melt which includes spicy sausage, marinara sauce and mozzarella served on the fresh foccacia bread.
My favorite was definitely the Coco Loco Shrimp, served golden and drizzled with flaked coconut. Angela Gegg, Manager of the Smoky Mermaid, also had me try her favorite the Greek Wrap which is stuffed with sautéed bell peppers on a bed of lettuce with slivered almonds and feta cheese.
After all that great food the waitress “Mel” asked me if I wanted desert! I thought there was absolutely no room for desert, but she highly recommended that I try their famous desserts. Here were my choices: a) The Banana Chimichanga which is Smoky’s Fried Crepe which is filled with a cinnamon marinated banana and topped with ice cream and a caramel rum sauce; b) The Caramelized Fruit which involves seasonal fruit sautéed in a rum and butter sauce served with a scoop or ice cream.
But after convincing me to have desert, I decided to share a slice of Frozen Key Lime Pie with Angela. Well, so much for the sharing part! It was so amazingly refreshing that Angela must have gotten one bite because I made room for the rest of it!The Smoky Mermaid is more than a restaurant; it’s an experience. While your mouth is treated to the fine food your eyes can be tempted by belly dancers on a big screen at the Buda Bar. The secrets at The Smoky Mermaid must be individually discovered and I can testify that everyone who takes a trip to the city and dines at The Smoky Mermaid will leave full and happy. If you find yourself in the city on business or shopping remember to visit Angela at The Smoky Mermaid and remember to let them know that Ambergris Today sent you. For reservations call 223-4759 or 223-4780. The restaurant is located on #13 Cork Street, Belize City.
"Cooking with the Smoky Mermaid" Scenes from the first ever local Cooking Show – “Cooking with the Smoky Mermaid". Filmed and Edited by Multimedia Systems and Aired on Love TV, Produced and Hosted by Ms Angela Gegg – the show highlights Cooking techniques while incorporating guests and locations from all over Belize.
"Ms. Gegg’s trailblazing TV series “Cooking with the Smoky Mermaid” became a camp classic. “Cooking” was one of fledgling LOVE TV’s first home grown shows. Ms. Gegg and LOVE TV both learned the video ropes, live on air. Fundamental mise-en-scène video traits like editing, lighting, camera movement, focus and precise sound were discovered in a trial and error method that was painfully humorous. Our spunky Juggernaut used non-professional actors in her culinary variety show so at times the star chef was somewhat wooden and decidedly camera shy. To compensate for her staffs’ lack of video presence Ms. Gegg would emote in grand style. The bizarre juxtaposition between shy chef and animated, devil-may-care hostess created an appealing, raw energy and a number of chuckles." from The Belize Times July 2006
THE "Cooking with the Smoky Mermaid" ON LOCATION - JAGUAR PAW EPISODE
THE "Cooking with the Smoky Mermaid" SMIDDY THE SNAKE MAN EPISODE
THE "cooking with the Smoky Mermaid" ALL ABOUT INTERVIEWS EPISODE
THE "Cooking with the Smoky Mermaid" FIRE EATER EPISODE
THE "Cooking with the Smoky Mermaid" PRIMARY SCHOOL EPISODE
THE "Cooking with the Smoky Mermaid" ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EPISODE
THE "Cooking with the Smoky Mermaid" SPECIAL EASTER EPISODE
THE "Cooking with the Smoky Mermaid" MASSIVE TASTE ATTACK EPISODE