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Saturday Evening Dutch Oven Cook-Off and Pre-Dinner Activities

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:57 pm
by DaveK
Saturday Evening Dutch Oven Cook-Off and Pre-Dinner Activities

One of the highlights of Borrego Fest has been the Saturday Dutch Oven cook-off dinner. Our chefs are "well seasoned" Dutch Oven experts, and while we don't necessarily declare a winning chef, the winners are always those who get to enjoy some excellent outdoor cuisine. This well attended affair has always impressed, and this year should be no exception. If you have a special Dutch Oven recipe, we invite you to join the others at the chef's table. We are asking for the cooperation of everyone attending to help make this dinner a success.

But, if you're not a Dutch Oven cook, you can still contribute as there is always a need for beverages, paper goods, deserts, firewood, etc. We have a list below for everyone to volunteer.

In addition to the Dutch Oven dinner, our official wine tasting has become a popular part of the Saturday night festivities. Our wine expert will be supplying a number of wines for everyone (over 21) to taste. So, make sure to bring a good wine GLASS and a willingness to taste some fine vintages. Kevin, Jack, TomS, DaveK and others will have several appetizers to go along with the wine tasting. If you would like to make a contribution, let us know.

Due to the enormous success of the way we held the Dutch Oven cook-off last year, we will be following that model again this year. Specifically, the appetizer and the official wine tasting, as well as dinner, will take place at the campsite and will be essentially one affair. For those who will be preparing a dish for dinner, we will plan on starting the appetizer/wine tasting around 4:00PM and the dinner, around 6:30 (maybe 7:00PM).


MAIN DISHES:
Brent - Dutch Oven poppy seed chicken
Tom - lasagna
Leif - savory beef

DESSERTS:
Tom - quad chocolate cake
Leif - coconut cake

WINE AND APPETIZERS:
DaveK
TomS
Jack
Kevin


DRINKS (non alcoholic)


FIREWOOD:


MISC, (sturdy disposable eating utensils, napkins, drink cups, paper plates, trash bags,etc :

Re: Saturday Evening Dutch Oven Cook-Off and Pre-Dinner Activities

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:39 am
by brentbba
Dutch oven something - poppy seed chicken for Tom if there's still popular demand as I've done that dish several times now.

Wine too!

Re: Saturday Evening Dutch Oven Cook-Off and Pre-Dinner Activities

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:36 pm
by leifbennett
Maria and I plan to make one dessert and one main dish. At the moment, we're thinking a coconut cake and a savory beef. We've got an experiment or two planned, and may change our ideas based on the results.

Re: Saturday Evening Dutch Oven Cook-Off and Pre-Dinner Activities

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:26 pm
by DaveK
brentbba wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:39 am
Dutch oven something - poppy seed chicken for Tom if there's still popular demand as I've done that dish several times now.

Wine too!
There is enough interest!!!!!

Re: Saturday Evening Dutch Oven Cook-Off and Pre-Dinner Activities

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:57 pm
by brentbba
DaveK wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:26 pm
brentbba wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:39 am
Dutch oven something - poppy seed chicken for Tom if there's still popular demand as I've done that dish several times now.

Wine too!
There is enough interest!!!!!
Ok then - poppy seed chicken it is Dave!

Re: Saturday Evening Dutch Oven Cook-Off and Pre-Dinner Activities

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:51 pm
by RogerD
I'm planning to do BBQ chicken with a sous vide prep.

I'll also plan to bring an assortment of varietal wines for an impromptu wine tasting for those that are interested.

Re: Saturday Evening Dutch Oven Cook-Off and Pre-Dinner Activities

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:14 pm
by KAP
Tuscan chicken
Dutch Oven Raspberry Bundt cake
Some sort of appetizer

Re: Saturday Evening Dutch Oven Cook-Off and Pre-Dinner Activities

Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:20 pm
by CaliCouple1980
Hey there! We’re excited to meet everybody and hang out!
We are planning on doing a MAIN DISH on Saturday night.

Dutch oven Jambalaya!
It will have pork, chicken, and shrimp - for anybody with food restrictions.

Getting excited about the weekend!!!

Re: Saturday Evening Dutch Oven Cook-Off and Pre-Dinner Activities

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:52 pm
by DaveK
IMPORTANT REQUEST

The Dutch Oven Potluck looks like it is going to be huge. For those who can, we will need tables for dinner seating. and probably for your group meal seating. AND, be sure and bring your chairs.