Gotta tell you people that this outfit Tarantin Tank (Tim is the owner) really know how to throw a party!
At the Meet 'n' Greet we were met with lobstah rolls and clam chowdah. How's that?
There was plenty and nary a soul went hungry. I was pulling lobstah meat out of my teeth all night and that's a good thing!
Unfortunately quite a few people didn't come because of the thunderstorms about the region. Those that did though were a happy lot.
The day itself, Saturday, was just overcast enough to make the day perfect. My guess is there were around 200+ cooks/visitors there.
Friday night one of the fears of Dianne, the gal that ran the show, was there wasn't going to be a enough food to go around what with 18 cooks signed up and 204 visitors coming.
But, her fears were groundless because thanks to people like MaineEgg, CitizenQ, and a host of others whose names don't register in my brain at the moment cooked more food than one would have imagined!
Judging by the way Eggs and Eggsesories were rolling out of the place we're going to have a whole new crop of newbies poking around here soon. I know a lot of them have been lurking.
Sorry I don't have any photos. I got so carried away talking to people I forgot to take any at all. I see a few have been posted and next year we're going to have to assign a photographer and a recipe guru to stand ready.
Down side? Hotels aren't really that close by. Hampton Beach is a S**T hole as far as rooms go but the fix to that is just up the road in Portsmouth NH on "the circle" are several good clean chain hotels that could handle all of the crowd easily. The access to the site is pretty simple no matter what. Beautiful little villages and, for those that care the Phillips Exeter Academy is on one of the routes in to the Fest site and it's one of the oldest and richest private (used to be boys) schools in the nation. Beautiful campus in a wonderful setting.
Pre and post parties would be nearly impossible given current hotel situation. We can fix it though. I'll be sticking my nose into this thing with Dianne really soon.
To sum it up. A GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL! Thanks TIM and CREW ya done good. We'll be back!