We will be having a special banquet at the Portage Bay Cafe on Saturday, October 1. With the generous support of Microsoft Research, there will be no charge for the banquet for attendees who have registered before Sept. 15. We have had to limit attendance to the banquet to the first 50 registrants because of limited capacity of the venue, so we regret that attendees who register after Sept. 15 will not be able to attend the banquet.

The Banquet will be at the Portage Bay Cafe. This is a restaurant which is famous for its Breakfasts and Lunches, but is generally closed in the evening, except for special events, such as this one! Our planned menu is:

Social Hour
6 pm to 7pm
Dungeness Crab Cakes with Red Pepper Aioli
Antipasto Platter with Gourmet Cheeses, Marinated Vegetables and Cured Meats
Fresh Baked Breads and Assorted Crackers
Hosted Bar featuring Red and White Wines and Local Microbrews
Nonalcoholic Beverages available as well at no charge.

Dinner Buffet
7pm to 8m
Entrée Choice of
Grilled Salmon with Basil Pistou
Roasted Chicken topped with a Peppercorn Cream Sauce
Organic Red Potatoes with Garlic
Roasted Seasonal Vegetables
Organic Greens with Fresh Tomato and Sliced Cucumber in our White Wine Vinaigrette
Caesar Salad with Homemade Garlic Croutons
Assorted Fresh Baked Breads

Beer and Wine continue to be available throughout dinner.

8pm Dessert and Coffee Service served Tableside
Desserts featuring New York Style Cheesecake served with a berry puree
Coffee Service featuring Organic Sumatra Coffee, regular and decaf and Mighty Leaf Teas, Black, Green and Herbal