I am home from a charity fun?draiser for local hospital’s Hospice care entities. I dressed fancy and was on the “town” for what was planned to be a make sure I’m prepared to hobnob in case event- for which I wanted and obtained adult supervision….you know, so I didn’t spendd the evening with steam foot appetizer ala pinhole utterances. I chose additional donation options with the purchase of soup-to-go which is a lottery surprise of gift certs to some participating restaurants. the soup and appetizers were predictably both good and less than amusing. there was some empty feeling in that I cant say I would wish to return as I see no purpose truly to from a social requirement / opportunity standpoint. I left early because the mc – a local tv personality was so grating, that suicide was preferable to listening to another word.
thus, soon I will have a suit-able me to share phot-wise. I liked some of my samplings- appetizer short ribs/mashed with crispy fried onions courtesy of loci denver, and the clam chowder from oceaneria which was scratch made fresh clam chowder as i tasted one grain of grit that’s a dead giveaway of fresh scratch-made. I met my table guests but no one else compelling enough to seek out. what is not uncommon is some like wine and wine drinkers were here in force if you smelled what I smelled of breath walking about. for reasons of potentiality I neither smoked or drank alcoholic beverages for this event….I am home with my very own bottle of bombay because I need martini therapy. the event was dry. cost is about 200 a person after it works out and it was fairly split by my companion at tenting. I was both jazzed to go and jazzed to be home. our table person made out like a table hostess yet seemed there to shovel all the giveaway person materials into her possession… I honestly felt I scored getting a free vendors map layout flyer from her but it wasn’t free as the matching mug one to a seat for my guest was shanghaied along with herb sachets and many other minor things. I know this may be annoying to admit but I can and did manage a four hour smoke free evening.
as to dupllication for my residents, we already do linens and individual settings. I didn’t actually seem anything we didn’t do except serve better coffee I’ve had maxwell house out of a vending machine better than that coffee! I am not sold on the consume/broth style split pea / ham soup…but it was by far the prettiest till the guy put the hot broth in from a paper cup. 😉 details! the longest line was to the place offering buffalo chili and lobster tacos…which was the official hotel’s restaurant. anything seafood of a not sold by campbells nature had a LINE of significance. about 800 people attended I as table 84 and most of the room was 70% of capacity. I cant say there wasn’t pretty pottery from local studios as there was and there was a mountain scene painted in a very el greco-esque way/feel.
the best pre event mixing appetizer was was a vegetarian option for a ham and onion chip. this beat out a swordfish and beet thing on a potato something ini.
my companion ran across one ex boyfriend and one ex husband 😀 lol, I told her not to bother pointing anyone out as I’d only draw more attention and frankly didn’t have the slightest interest because i suppose I’m gallant they didn’t live up to her so why bother with them? yes, clumsy as this evening was, I am glad to be reminded of higher behaviors 😉 because it isn’t all that often we attend the black tie or “fancy” events.