April 18, 2011

Supper in the Sand

Kate Mercer/Press-Register
Guy's big bite on the Gulf

A day of celebratory events marked many around the area, but nothing as big as this one in Gulf Shores AL where 500 invite-only guest dined on a 175 foot long white-cloth dining table that stretched parallel to the waters of the gulf of Mexico.

Supper in the Sand was "a day to celebrate the resiliency of the Gulf of Mexico, the resiliency of the people of the Gulf of Mexico and enjoy some great, great seafood" so said Herb Malone, tourism president for Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

Celebrity chef Guy Fieri was on hand along with state and local dignitaries, chefs, common folks too and folks from the local seafood industry. Straight from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, they dined on gumbo, oysters, royal red shrimp and crab claws.

Kate Mercer/Press-Register
The event was just one that says to the world we have recovered from the disaster of last year's April oil spill and are ready for a beautiful summer season, a season of fun on the beach and good eating from the Gulf.








source: portions from Press-Register & al.com

9 comments :

  1. What a great event! Sounds like a wonderful time and good food, too.

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  2. Wow, that's a cool event. Here's to a wonderful summer for you, for Alabama, and for the whole gorgeous Gulf Coast.

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  3. Such a fantastic event and reason to celebrate...
    Great post!

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  4. Sounds like so much fun! And I'm sure Guy was happy to get a picture of himself with his mouth wide open. Take a big bite Guy!! ;)

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  5. Looks like my kind of party! Love it!

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  6. How cool is this?!?!?

    It's so wonderful that often out of sorrow and stress, that there is a cause to celebrate in the end!

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  7. what a great event!! how fun!!

    sweetlife

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