My company applied to the VMFA MUSE Awards. Although we weren’t a finalist we received two complimentary tickets to the un-gala. The tickets were past down, as the CEO and Marketing Director couldn’t attend. So I was next in line. I’m not one to pass up a good party so I said yes and of course, I brought Isaac along.
The theme of the un-gala was different time periods (1930s, 1950s, and 2010)- all of the music and food was centered around the themes and everyone was suppose to dress in costume. Isaac and I kind of waited until the last minute on this one so we weren’t really decked out, but it was fun to see those that were. And, the food and drinks were delicious:
The first plate (I’m pretty sure these were inspired from the 30s): Crab stuffed mushroom, cream cheese lox with caviar, and cheese crusted artichoke dip with crostinis. I wasn’t a huge fan of the dip so I didn’t eat much of that- everything else was delicious, especially the crab stuffed mushroom.
The second plate (2010): Vegetable Samosa, Baigan-bhartha, papadams (?) and dipping sauces from the chicken lettuce wraps (I had one of those as well minus the chicken). I also had a TON more papadams – they were good!
There were drinks to be had as well. The pink drink was perfect. It was champagne with X-RATED FUSION, vodka infused with blood oranges, mango, passion fruit. YUM – I had two of these!!
Overall, we had a ton of fun meeting new people and also finding out who actually won the Muse Awards. Interestingly enough a new restaurant, Mezzanine 3433, which serves all local foods was a finalist. Isaac and I have eaten there once before, but we will definitely going back soon.
I’m so pumped it’s Friday – enjoy your weekend!
Raw things going on around the blogosphere:
Gena is giving away a spiralizer– perfect for raw pasta!