Every two years, a restaurant so extraordinary, so exclusive that only an extremely select few A-list people are even included on the invitation list for it's bi-annual, one day only, opening. So secretive is this restaurant that it's opening day and exact location, while generally known to be somewhere in the middle of the north Pacific Ocean, is changed ever year and not made known to any of the invitees until the day of the opening. Even the menu is kept a closely guarded secret until the meal is served. The restaurant? "Don's Halfway Cafe." The invitees? Only the Vic-Maui sailors who have reached the halfway mark from Victoria to Maui and privileged enough to be a member of team String Theory.
This year, Don's Halfway Cafe was located in a beautiful patch of aquamarine coloured water at 37 degrees 19.566 N, 142 degrees 00.394W in the north Pacific with an unobstructed 360 degree view of the horizon. Diners had
their choice of seating in the outdoor patio under a beautifully sunny sky or down in the luxuriously appointed galley of the floating restaurant. On the menu for tonight's five course dinner was:
Hors d'oeuvres: chorizo sausages with green olives
Soup: chilled avocado with cilantro
Appetizer: crab cakes covered with rosted red pepper aoli
Main Course: grilled beef tenderloin with wild rice
Dessert: raspberry sorbet sponge cake
Served with Peller Estates Cabernet Sauvignon.
Master chef, Don, marveled us with his culinary skills while he prepared and staged the five course meal in a galley listing 20 degrees, bouncing around in 5 foot chop, and only the basic of kitchen amenities. The meal was truly something to be savored. A special thank you from the members of Team String Theory to Don, Ellie (soup), Tricia (crab cakes), and Maggie (dessert) for preparing such a special meal for such a memorable occasion, shared with friends. What a wonderful Vic-Maui tradition. It makes the race more than just a race for team String Theory.
And in other news, as a happy co-incident, it was Jeff's birthday today. Happy Birthday Jeff from Team String Theory! Now you can actually say that your 53 Levi's shirt states your age, not your IQ (I'm ok with writing this
because it was you who said it).
Signed: Boaters Always Need A New Adventure Because Racers Eagerly Accomplish Distance