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Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Gourmet Century

GOURMET CENTURY 2011

Chris King's Oregon Wine Country Gourmet Century

Save the date: Saturday July 30, 2011
Registration opens on April 1, 2011

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 Yamhill County, 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, most recently, French. We'll announce this year's theme on March 1, 2011.
The event begins in McMinnville, Oregon with a hearty, full breakfast. But don't fill up! 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.

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