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Brad's Company Party

Last weekend we attended Brad's company party at the Renaissance Esmerelda Hotel.
The tree in the lobby was gorgeous.

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After a glass of wine, a free professional photo, and meeting Brad's boss and co-workers, we were seated for dinner.

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There were 480 people in attendance. Usually, banquet food for a crowd that large is fair, at best. They did a better than average job. We began with a butternut squash soup en croute.

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Next was a salad, wrapped in cucumber, with goat cheese, pear, and a balsamic vinegarette.

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The entree was actually very good. We had perfectly cooked filets topped with gorgonzola and pecans on a pile of potatoes with al dente baby carrots, asparagus and mushrooms.

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Dessert was interesting: Two chocolate disks (standing up) filled with a green almond flavored cake, raspberries and whipped cream in the center. Two chocolate truffles were "glued" to the plate with chocolate. Brad ate mine.

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After dinner there was a drawing with about 25 wrapped prizes, and then a band. After 30 minutes of VERY loud hip hop, we left and were home by 10:00.

I believe it was the first time I wore pantyhose in 6 or 7 years in the desert! (Well, it was cold!) I must be getting really old! A Christmas movie, a fireplace, or a board game is more my speed than a dinner dance. When did that happen?

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Comments (5)

Beautiful photo of you and your ever-lovin'!
I'm with you, Palma...I'm all for a few folks in my home for dinner and a long visit over wine, rather than a huge crowd in a ballroom, eating convention-style food and fighting to hear over the 'band'.(must be my age showing!)

sandrac:

Wow, Palma, that looks like a beautiful meal -- especially remarkable given that that was prepared for almost 500 people!

Gerardina :

you two look beautiful!

jgk:

"A Christmas movie, a fireplace, or a board game is more my speed than a dinner dance."

me too, Palma.

Brita Singh:

A lovely photograph of you both.

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