Saturday, November 12, 2011

Culinary Competition

Last minute plating- always a scramble. Sasha kept look out and gave me a 2 minute warning so that the food could hit the table hot just as the judges arrived. Here you can see that I'm plating dessert, I have the salt baked red snapper on the stove, along with the rack of lamb. YUMM!
Here are the judges and professional photographers running a muck in the saloon. The three dishes I made were:
Appetizer - Island Bites
Tostone w. jerked pork & passion fruit
Pappadon under salt-baked red snapper w. tomato-avocado salad
Caribbean spice pumpkin soup w. spicy seeds
Entree - Island Elegance Rack of Lamb
infused w. rosemary, thyme, and garlic supported by minted pea croquettes, over cassava sweet potato puree with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Dessert - Cafe au Lait Pavlova
Coffee flavored pavlova with vanilla bean whipped cream and mocha fudge bites.

At the Governor's reception awards were given to the culinary contestants. Sasha and I took first for Entree and Appetizer. The loot that was scored were two beautiful glass plates made by Green VI, two bottled of Veuve champagne each with a little cooler bucket, and two Wanger rolling duffel bags.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Broker Hop Party

This year, as in years past, there was a broker hop party where boats volunteered to host brokers to a themed party of their choosing. This year the overall theme was "travel the nations". Brokers spent the evening hopping from one boat to the next sample foods, beverages, and playing games that corresponded to each boat's chosen nation. This one was a no-brainer for us.

We served three different types of home infused vodka- pineapple, ginger, and pear. Tara made peroshki, blini with salmon and caviar, and beet salad. The brokers were also encouraged to play our russian translation game! We had clipboards hanging in the cockpit with russian words and a hint in english as to what the word might be.

Here, we see Capt. Sasha in his stylish fur hat serving a bit of vodka to Ellen Stewart- a local St. Thomas broker.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Stern tied at the CYS Boat Show!

For the 2011 CYS Boat Show at Village Cay Marina, Tortola we were placed on C dock… which ended up being a total powerhouse dock!
All said and done…
Soterion swept the Culinary Competition, taking first in two of the three judging categories.
Secret Oasis was voted "best in show" last year, and threw the most imaginative broker hop party.
Nutmeg took first in the Multihull under 50' category.
Catsy took first in the Multihull over 50' category.
Caribbean Dream took first place in one of the three culinary competition categories.
We had three of the four new inducted CYS board members.
And, to top it off, we had the highest participation in the broker hop parties!
Yeah, C dock pretty much rocked it!
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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Yeah for mail!

Over the summer months Sasha and I always ship supplies to our St. Thomas mailbox. This summer we shipped a number of books, new crew shirts, flags, electrical supplies, etc. I'm not sure if our mail lady was happy to see us, or just happy to clean out her storage room. All our empty mail boxes doubled as headliner props, too! A little quick cure 5200 proved to be just what the drooping ceiling needed!
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Soterion Yard Work

Sasha, as he makes his first walk around the boat when we arrived in the yard. (check out the new paint job!)
Showing off her new shine! Soterion got a new paint job this summer and she looks killer!
Captain Sasha gives the paint on the coach roof a big thumbs up.
Upgraded the entire propane system from aluminum tanks and copper pipes running to the galley, to carbon fiber tanks and rubber hoses to the galley. Just keeping us safe!
Foame's days were numbered (our old electric cockpit cooler), so we decided to have a custom fridge mounted in the transom. Huge space saver!
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