Recently I decided to become more proactive at work and to join the Social Committee. This was of course was fueled with wanting to have a Mid-Winter Christmas dinner, something that I had become accustomed to from my time working in Auckland. Little did I know that I wasn’t joining the Social Committee, but rather making one from scratch on account of all the previous members quitting. So that’s how I became the President of the Social Committee (and the sole member for a while).
|Beef Broccolini 'Meat Carrot'|
I managed to get a booking in at a Restaurant in Northbridge called Bonsai. Then I locked in a 16 course tasting menu for everyone. The items sounded delicious and I was told that the restaurant was excellent so needless to say I was very excited. I worked out a budget with one of the practice directors and off we went. This budget was of course blown by about a thousand dollars - he insisted that we had an unrestricted open bar and assured me that since partners were invited everyone would be on their best behaviour. I do recall thinking, as I looked around the room while people were pouring sake out of novelty sized bottles that this was probably not a good move, however everyone had a great time (I think) so who am I question the decision.
|The Tempura Barrumundi|
|Tuna, going fast|
I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and all the stress of late RSVPs and pullouts was worth it. I had a few great drunken conversations with my bosses and colleagues which were hilarious. Everyone I spoke to on the night thanked me for organising such a great event (which was an added bonus). Hopefully the next event I organise would be equally as appreciated.
|Pan fried scallops, butter...mmmm...|
|Some chicken stuff, almost the end|
|Chilli crab claws...YUM|