CiderFest! Olympus Pony Club Horse Show! Litas at the IGA Parking Lot!
It's been a busy, fun weekend. Seeing the horses and riders at Paradise Ridge Park warming up for their dressage tests in the morning, serving coffee and sausage-egg-n-cheese breakfast bake, pulled pork sandwiches, rosemary chicken, hot sweet potato soup and chocolate cupcakes throughout the day. One family needed a bandaid, and we supplied it. Just so you know, a kitchen/food truck first aid kit is well equipped for cuts and burns! The nice bandaid family came for lunch, then the dad came back on his own -- "I thought the kids would share with me, but they all loved your food so I'm here to get my own lunch!" Thank you, nice horse show dad, for bringing your kids and yourself for lunch! And I'm glad to know the bandaid helped the young rider.
CiderFest is VIGA's annual early October celebration of all things apple and cider. This year the hard cider tasting was at The Lodges on Vashon. The event featured ciders from orchard based cideries focusing on selecting high quality apple varieties: Dragon's Head Cider, Nashi Orchards, Vashon Winery (Irvine's Vintage Cider), Whitewood Cider, Alpenfire Cider. Seattle Distilling Company poured a cider cocktail. The raves from the attendees was exciting, complete with detailed descriptions of favorites, shocked questions of "you haven't been in to taste?!" and a whole lot of food being served from Orca Eats. Danny Newcombe and The Sugarmakers and The Rumba Strips performed. It may have rained for a while, but it didn't seem that spirits were dampened (pun intended). It was very nice to be asked to be the food vendor, and we hope everyone had as much fun as we did at CiderFest! Hopefully next year it won't rain!
Sunday brought a few Litas (lady motorcyclists) to Orca Eats while on their tour around Vashon. They saw the lighthouse and beach at Point Robinson, the bike in the tree and had a blast zipping around the country roads of Vashon Maury Islands. Thanks for stopping by for lunch!