COTV Eats Again!!!
Somehow, we never have trouble getting a good turnout when food is the primary object. Vickie’s addition of breakfast get-togethers to the social calendar has been a resounding success and will probably become part of the COTV lore, just like the Mystery LUNCH Runs. Notice the unifying factor – a meal.
July 22nd’s foodie destination was the patio at South Coast Winery’s Vineyard Rose Restaurant and although the appointed time to meet and eat was 9am, most of the group was already seated well before. Bill Stedfield wins the award for being exactly on time. The parking lot was full of shiny Corvettes and Bob and Monica’s new SUV as well. Yellow was the predominant color on this occasion and since Diane Meyer joined John for breakfast (yellow Corvette), Skip Hipp drove his own yellow one to add to the high number. Let’s see how many names we can remember. Lana Jenkin (yellow Corvette) brought along her friend Kathy, as Keith stayed home. Terry and Wendy Converse had their daughter, Ashley, who rode in the Race Rat with her Dad. Then there were Jim and Diane Sommars, Don and Bev Weeks, Ted and Judy Venn, Hans and Alma Boers (yellow Corvette), John Olivas and Linda Wilson (very new yellow Corvette), Mike and Cyndee O’Brien, Mike and Debbie Homan, Larry and Joan Thackwell, Bob Smith and Rose Streets, Bob and Monica Clark and Rob and Daryl Weber. Harry and Sharon Finch and Bill and Marilyn Watson are at all the events lately and we are glad to see them. That leaves, last but certainly not least Al and Vickie Hackworth.
The setting was great and so was the food, but really great was the service. Sean performed miracles in getting everything out quickly and hot and finished off with separate checks as requested. With a group nearing 40 arriving and ordering all at once, this is not our usual experience. So kudos to Sean and his helpers and the kitchen of the Vineyard Rose.
Our next breakfast social is in very early September and Vickie has a great place set up for us, so keep your eye on the calendar for details and check your e-mail as we get closer for Vickie’s reminders. Don’t forget to RSVP and join the COTV Gourmets for another great meal!