Sunday, October 5, 2008

World's Best Open Water Swimming Feast

It would be very hard to beat the Tiburon Mile post-race smorgasborg. While most open water swimming events offer fruits and juices for the athletes after the race and some offer a nice pot-luck or great barbeque lunch, the Tiburon Mile really goes all-out.

Race Director Bob Placak and his team provide an expansive buffet for the athletes. A gourmet of wraps, sushi, Indian curry, specialty salads and sandwiches, chocolate-covered strawberries, a variety of chicken, specially designed cupcakes, fruits and juices on the shores of San Francisco Bay.

A 50-meter tent with two buffet lines is lined with all-you-can-eat food and drink from the following sponsors: Bordenave’s of San Rafael, Bungalow 44 of Mill Valley, CafĂ© Z Epicerie of Greenbrae, E&O Trading Company of Larkspur, Ebisu Japanese Sushi of San Francisco, Foodnicks of Tiburon, Frosting Bake Shop of Mill Valley, Guaymas of Tiburon, Il David of San Rafael, Indian Village of San Rafael, Insalata’s of San Anselmo, Joint Juice of Santa Cruz, Judy’s Breadsticks of Marin, Kashi Company of La Jolla, Marin Produce of San Rafael, Michael’s Sourdough Sandwiches, Milano Restaurant of Tiburon, OWater of San Francisco, Perry’s Deli of San Rafael, PF Changs China Bistro of Corte Madera, Servino Ristorante of Tiburon, Small Shed Flatbread of Mill Valley, Sweet Things Bakery of Tiburon, Sweden House Bakery of Tiburon, The Melting Pot of Larkspur, Whole Foods of San Rafael and Mill Valley, and Zola of San Francisco.

The race finishes at Sam’s Anchor Cafe, a shoreside restaurant whose owner was the first supporter of the RCP Tiburon Mile in 1999. The owner event sets a webcam that provides live updates every 60 seconds of the finish line.

The event surely provides the world’s best post-race feast.

Photo of Sam’s Anchor Cafe near the finish of the RCP Tiburon Mile by Panoramio.

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