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Album Name: Taste of Woodside 2007 Return to Albums
Album Date: Sep 16, 2007
Description: A fine time was had by all and the club realized record profits all of which will go to community and international service projects.
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Young members of Rotary's high school group, Interact, came from Belmont to assist in the setup. Rotarians Ken Hayes, Event Chair, and Dave Hyman of Encore Performance Catering work out last minute details. This young Interact member from Belmont, CA went home with Now, aren't they all glad that they attended? Barbara Schmidt, 2007-2008 President of the Rotary Club of Woodside/Portola Valley.  Does anyone know who the fellow is?
The weather was perfect. Contributing vinters included Woodside Vineyards, Bonney Doon Vineyard, Ridge Vineyards, Cinnabar Winery, Kings Mountain Vineyard, Martella Wines and the Thomas Fogarty Winery. Rotarian, Bob Buelteman, considers tasting something else. Guitar music added to the ambience of the afternoon. The Woodside Bakery offered their Penne Sylvia paired with wines from Cinnabar Winery and Bonney Doon Vineyard. There's Bob Buelteman again with yet another glass of wine.  At least he is sitting down now.
Auction puppies from Guatemala. Rotary District #5150 District Governor, Brian McLeran, and his wife discuss the club's service projects with Rotarian, Ken Broome. Thanks to these ladies and a few more the event went off without a hitch. Peninsula Sunrise Rotarian, Jack Stephens, gets a briefing from Rotary President, Barbara Schmidt, before he turns into the event auctioneer.  These three ladies look like they are enjoying themselves.  Looking forward to the Wild Mushroom Fig Tart from The Bakery as a starter.
The results of the silent and live auctions will make it possible for the Rotary Club to increase the number of community and international service projects. John Bentley's Woodside provided as a salad course, Heirloom Tomato Salad with Watercress & Pancetta with Maytag Blue Cheese Viniagrette And then, of course, there was Jamis.  Dinner for four at Buck's with Jamis was a hot auction item.  The price went up when Margaret was included. Encore Performance Catering provided the main course of Baked Halibut with Mango Papaya Salsa and New York Strip Steak over Potatoes Denise with Green Beans. Jack Stephens, normally a quiet technology executive, comes to life as an auctioneer.
Other participating restaurants included The Parkside Grill, Buck's of Woodside and Mountain House. A stunning dessert was offered by Chef Danielle Brakel of The Mountain Terrace ... Chocolate Truffle Tart with Carmelized Macademia Nuts, Creme Anglaise & Apricot Coulis A good time was had by all. We hope to see you all again next year.