Our kitchen trend continues this week with a special Saturday night dinner. All the meals from the kitchen are special, but on a few selected Saturday nights throughout the season the chefs make a special effort in both their menu and the setting out of the mess. Table cloths are washed and ironed and the tables formally set. This takes a considerable effort and is done by volunteers on the day.
There is an expectation that if the chefs are making such an effort, that the expeditioners also make an effort and dress up a little. Davis is currently experiencing some water restrictions and expeditioners are limited to a three minute shower every second day. So for Saturday night, nearly everyone had a wash and put on their best attire. The three course menu was outstanding with individual meals served. The most pleasing part of the night, aside from the food, was the fact that this setting created an atmosphere for old fashioned conversation - no mobile phones here - and expeditioners happily stayed at their tables talking well into the night.
Next week the expeditioners are taking over the kitchen, giving the chefs the night off, and having a pub themed night.