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Rosario Resort and Spa is located on beautiful Orcas Island in Washington State's San Juan Islands and welcomes visitors seeking relaxation and the unparalleled beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Centerpiece of Rosario is the historic Moran Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Mansion houses the Moran Museum, The Spa, the Mansion Restaurant and Moran Lounge. To help us keep in touch with our guests, staff, and community, we are offering this blog featuring news and events about Rosario and Orcas Island. Please visit our website at www.rosarioresort.com for more information. If you would like to submit a photo or story idea for posting, please contact General Manager Christopher Peacock at cpeacock@rosarioresort.com.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Catalina 42

The Northwest Chapter of the Catalina 42 International Association spent the weekend on Orcas Island at Rosario Resort's marina. Harbormaster Gary Joseph always does a great job making everyone feel welcome and happy!

Gary makes one of his many trips up the dock, this time at low tide. His muscles were a bit sore as he is still in spring training!

It was great seeing all the masts fill the marina sky on a beautiful evening.

By nature of Rosario's unique island location, many special events take place, including at the Rosario Marina. Rosario Executive Chef Steve Lutz was invited on board the "Lucy" for a cooking demonstration of his "Catalina Cuisine 3-Burner Gourmet Meal." Ben Hinner helps Chef load the supplies.

It appears the Chef could get used to the boating lifestyle!

The evening began with cocktails on the dock.

On board the "Lucy," owners Bob and Judy Von Drachek join fellow Catalina owner Bill Wertz (center) to enjoy Chef's demonstration.

The galley was full... don't all parties end up in the kitchen!

Chef uses the third burner (or is this a fourth?) to prepare pitas on the dock.

I'd like to thank the Catalina Association for coming to Rosario and allowing me to crash their party at the marina. As a musician, the highlight was seeing a signed Gold Record by Jimmy Buffet on Bill Wertz's boat. Bill owned radio stations throughout the Midwest and helped promote many records to great success. He has over 200 signed gold records (over 500,000 sold), but his wife would only let him display one on the boat! Maybe next year Chef will demonstrate for the Catalina 42 owners the art of cooking a "Cheeseburger in Paradise."

Happy Sailing in 2008!

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1 comment:

Bill Wertz said...

Thanks for the blog on our Catalina 42 2008 Rendezvous at Rosario Resort. Executive Chef Steve Lutz prepared an absolutely AWESOME meal for 10 of us and it was the 1st of what will be many Catalina 5-star 3-burner gourmet meals!