Dialog Dinner 2: Kona Edition

Chef Joni Sare has invited me to be the guest at another one of her fabulous dialog dinners in Cupertino.   I think she invited me back since the first dinner sold out, but I’m pretty sure she could invite a speaker to discuss the joys of watching grass grow and her dinners would still sell out based on how delicious her food tastes!  The dinner will be on Friday November 19 and details will follow.  If you are interested in attending, contact Joni through her web site.

This time Joni has asked me to discuss the Ironman World Championship at Kona. Topics might include:

  • What it is like to race in the legendary event? Are the winds as nasty as they look on TV?  Do the lava rocks scorch your skin from below?   Is the swim start as brutal as everyone says it is?
  • What are the 3 special challenges that make it hard for even the fittest athletes to have a good race at Kona? Hint: It’s NOT being distracted all week long by incredibly fit people running up and down the street half naked with their abs flexed.
  • What does it take to qualify? Do  you need to purchase $15,000 worth of equipment?  Do you need to quit your job and live in a cabin and do nothing but eat, sleep and train?
  • If you are lucky enough to win a lottery slot to compete, how can you train and prepare to be ready to have a great race? Do you need to run in place for 3 hours in a sauna to be ready for the heat?    Should you bike in the wind with a parachute on your back to prepare for the Kona winds?
  • And much, much, more… I’ll also be available to answer any triathlon and Ironman related questions Kona related or not.

Chef Joni will put her healthy twist to the all-time American favorite: Burger, fries and onion rings. The extravaganza will be:


Roasted Tomato Bisque Soup

Main Course

Buffalo Burgers* with homemade sun-dried tomato ketchup, homemade mayonnaise, marinated cucumbers

Sweet Potato Fries (in sesame oil)

Raw Onion Rings (w/cashew batter)

Field Greens served with a dressing of: onions, pickles, egg, green olives, mayonnaise, ketchup and chili powder. … i.e. Thousand Island Dressing(!)


Raw Apple Pie with a Spiced Walnut Date Crust

*vegetarian option upon request


$35 in advance (via Paypal), or $40 at the door.

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