Event: Gourmet Century (7/30/11)

Event: Gourmet Century
Date: July, 30 2011
Visit GourmetCentury.com for more details.

Description: The Gourmet Century is the signature event of the Chris King Precision Components event calendar. The 103-kilometer event is a non-competitive bicycle ride through the hub of Oregon Wine Country, located less than an hour’s drive from downtown Portland. The route is a worthy road course interrupted with just enough fun and epicurean interest to keep you moving ahead, wanting more of everything. In previous years, The Gourmet Century has hosted riders with menu themes such as Italian Cucina, Salsa!, Greek, Spanish and the 2010 French theme celebrated in the pages of Bicycling and Mix magazines.

This year’s Pan-Asian theme will celebrate the cuisine and culture of east Asia. Guests can expect many of the familiar flavors from China, Japan, and Thailand paired with discoveries from Korea, Cambodia, Singapore and the Philippines. Pedal the Pacific Rim in one afternoon.

The event begins in McMinnville, Oregon with a hearty, full breakfast. But don’t fill up as the route rolls west from town with tempting rest stops and a delicious lunch stop to delight your senses. Upon completion of the route you will return to McMinnville where Chris King himself gets hands-on in the kitchen. Full table setting and service will allow you to intimately enjoy the Gourmet Century’s crowning principal meal; a meal expressly tailored for the efforts of a day’s riding. Three seating times will accommodate the fast-finishing rabbits and the meandering sight-seers alike.

Visit GourmetCentury.com for more details.

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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