Thursday, February 11, 2010

Pause for a Cause at Alphabet Creative

For the second year in a row, our friend Tony of Alphabet Creative has thrown a magnificent office party to help raise money for the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health. This year he and his team outdid themselves once again with a Baroque theme, artistically decorating the office with a ton of roses, candlelight and the best part of course, a bacchanalian spread. Everything catered by Dish Catering.

Upon our arrival, we were offered a glass of absinthe. Very nice way to start the evening and take the edge off for meeting new people.

To our right was well, as you can see in the first photo above, insane. Giant fresh fruit, cheese and shooter glasses ready to be filled with warm chocolate for dipping.

This lovely smoked venison bite made it's way across the room and straight to me.

But at the far end of the room, a little piggy kept calling me.

I finally made my way over to chow down on a tender pork sandwich with pickle slivers and quail egg shooters.

Not too long after, king prawns bathing in a beet purée topped off the whole experience. Yummmm!

They even had Alaina Viau, an Ottawa-based performer who would randomly belt out these amazing opera songs, immediately getting everyone in the spirit of things. She had such a strong, beautiful voice.

And if that weren't enough, Soundara Rajan, a local astrologer was in a side room reading palms for donations. So fun!

Such a wonderful evening for a great cause.


Heather said...

Wow -- that looks and sounds fantastic! Gorgeous food display and creative theme!

Rachelle said...

it was pretty cool. and everyone was dressed the part!