Progressive Dinner 2010

Tuscany by the Tetons

By: Mike Faems

It was one of those glorious August afternoons days that would make even a Tuscan jealous.

Bright blue skies, temps in the 70s, and the Tetons towering majestically overhead.  (Yes, we know, Tuscany only has hills, which is why those Tuscans would be especially jealous…)

The perfect summer weather brought out 45 Yellowstone Region members and guests to our annual food and fun run.  This year it was a moveable feast – a progressive dinner in three stages, featuring delicious Italian cuisine at each stop.

We gathered at 4PM at Judy Joseph’s lovely home at the south end of the valley for brushetta, anitpasto and cheese appetizers, and a variety of Italian wines and beers (just to keep us hydrated, of course, on the warm afternoon).  Conversation and ogling of Porsches ensued. Great to see Porsches from 356s to the latest GT-3 RS in attendance.  In the spirit of the event there was even an Italian sports car present.  But at least it was painted in German Racing Silver! (Though Modena may call it something else)

From Judy’s we traveled north toward the big peaks to our entree venue at Val and Dick Beck’s gorgeous home.   Here we dined on Lasagna and Italian Salad, enjoyed the stunning late afternoon view from their stone terrace, and hydrated a bit more.

Finally, for dessert and a fun finale, we returned to the unofficial “Yellowstone Region Porsche Party Palace”– Dan and Nancy Clancy’s pool with a wonderful home attached — for Tiramisu, Canoli, and chocolate delicacies.

Special thanks to Judy, Val and Dick, and Nancy and Dan for welcoming the club into their homes.  And extra special thanks to our tireless hero, Signore Scot Anderson, for organizing everything, as well as transporting and manning the hydration station at each stop.

All and all, our Italian Progressive Dinner was a bellissimo way to spend a day.

Chow!   Errr… Ciao!

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