Where: GPO @ Martin Place
Theme: James Bond - Casino Royale
We traditionally always do a 3 course sit down dinner, this year they decided to try something a little different.
(pizza on demand, what more could a girl want??)
Cosmopolitans & Martinis on arrival (these were strong!)
I took some quick snaps of a few of the trays going around before I put the camera away to eat, there was a lot more that came out after (Sorry forgot to take pics of the desserts)
Cheese tasting... I *heart* Cheese
1. Woodside Figaro, Adelaide Hills SA - 'A semi-hard, full flavoured goats milk cheese wrapped in vine leaves. The rind and vine leaf tannis, combined with the sweetness of the milk gives this cheese its unique flavour.'
2. Gippsland Blue, Tarago River, VIC - 'Made from cow's milk in the style of the grand Italian blue cheese, Gorgonzola Dolce Latte. It matures to a soft, runny texture which is sweet and buttery on the palate, with a lingering spiciness on the finish.'
3. Woodside Charleston, Adelaide Hills SA - 'a traditionally made artisan brie with complex flavours and distinct 'mushroomy' characters in the surface moulds. The use of full-cream Jersey cow's milk enables the cheese to develop it's richness.'
It wouldn't be Casino Royale without a bit of gambling - Deacons chips of course
The Bond Babes...
My Babies for 2006
Overall a really good night with great food and a few dramas. It was not as crazy as some of the other work Christmas parties where I ran up my mobile bill calling everyone to tell them I loved them (after a *few* drinks).
I'm not sure if it was because I was acting responsible by looking after my clerks, or if I have developed a really good alcohol tolerance (I must have had 7-8 drinks? maybe more?). The firm gave everyone cab charges to get home safetly (it was actually impossible to get a cab to stop!) I saw 2 of my clerks off at 1:30am and by then I was more than ready to call it a night!
Some photos here.