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Trivia Night at The Fireside

Have you attended Activity Night at The Resort at Port Ludlow? Once a month The Fireside hosts a community activity night for an evening of fun, relaxation, and visting among friends and neighbors. Each activity night comes with a pre-set, family-style menu created by The Fireside’s Executive Chef Dan Ratigan. Past activities have included coloring books which was such a hit it will be back by popular demand in April.

January’s activity was Trivia and what fun we had. The questions were challenging & enjoyable and the food was delicious. Port Ludlow Golf Club’s Shelly Washburn, General Manager, and Darren Posey, PGA Head Professional, were our hosts for the evening and separated us into teams for five trivia categories – general knowledge, current events, music, TV & movies, and geography.


Darren Posey and Shelly Washburn

As Shelly and Darren passed out the answer sheets and we were asked to come up with team names as our first course arrived – SpringRain Winter Greens with a Champagne Vinagrette, Candied Hazelnuts, and Point Reyes Blue Cheese. My co-worker Claire and I came up with our team…The PLA Power Players and other teams included The Movers & Shakers and The Recyclers. It was time to put our best Jeopardy hats on and put our knowledge to the test.


As we went through the different categories there were lots of laughs, silly guesses, and joking amongst the different teams as Shelly and Darren kept track of our scores for each round. Claire and I giggled as we guessed wrong on a question about an Elvis tune and let me tell you the rest of the teams didn’t let us live it down. With everyone in good, competitive spirits, the second course was delivered – Cedar Planked Steelhead with Braised Local Greens and Warm Potato Salad. We were all in awe over Chef Dan’s delectable creations.


The last round, geography, was a tough one. But the dessert – Theo’s Chocolate Decadance soothed the pain of coming in 2nd to last place. The winners, The Movers & Shakers, each won $30 gift certificates to use at the golf course or at Niblicks Café.


Theo’s Chocolate Decadence

As the evening came to a close the room applauded Shelly,  Darren, and Chef Dan for an evening of delicious food, a healthy dose of competition, and for the joy of connecting as a community. All the teams lingered in the lobby on the way out. We laughed among one another about our answers that were way off, facts we had learned, and begun making plans for February’s Activity Night – Card Games.

Card Games is coming up on Tuesday, February 23rd and you won’t want to miss it. To make your reservation contact The Fireside at 360.437.7412.

Written by: Kaitlin Chester

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