Category Archives: Catered

Dinner at an annual holiday party – 7 December 2017

We went, as usual, to the holiday party thrown by N&T, before attending the symphony. The food is great; the lighting is not photo-friendly 😉 The party and the symphony seem to have settled into the same annual pattern for … Continue reading

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Rice, crispy lettuce, salsa, and carnitas at a nighttime event – 10 September 2014

I neglected to take a picture of dinner, which was eaten mostly in the dark outside the door of the auditorium, watching a talk that was already underway when I arrived. However, there was a lot of the delicious stuff … Continue reading

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Pizza and salad at an alumni party – 19 March 2014

I remembered to take the picture! I remembered to take the picture! I usually don’t, when anything is remotely unusual. I attended an alumni night for the edification of current students, and pizza was delivered. Not sure where it was … Continue reading

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Geatest finger-food party ever – 12 December 2013

Every year we are invited to this wonderful party at a local firm. They have such great food, and it is always fun to visit their offices and see what they’ve been working on, and meet their other friends, colleagues, … Continue reading

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Wood-fired oven pizza at a holiday party – 10 December 2013

Tonight was our annual “holiday party” at work, and I knew I wouldn’t want to eat much at home after the inevitable banquet of goodies at the party. There was less variety this year, but there was quite a treat … Continue reading

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Hors d’Oeuvres at the Tech Museum – 19 June 2013

As usual, I forgot to photograph dinner, since it was unusual {sigh}. I went to our event’s opening party at the Tech Museum, and the hors d’oeuvres were terrific. Might as well have the nifty, Escherian Tech Museum logo here: … Continue reading

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Dinner from excellent hors d’oeuvres – 6 May 2013

Addpix Had a reception for three retiring colleagues at work, and wow, good food! It was all forms of appetizers or snacks, but nutritious and delicious and lots of them. Let’s see: endive with smoked salmon ceviche; tabouli, hummus, and … Continue reading

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Gumbo and Piano Music at Two Mile’s Repeal Day party – 5 December 2011

I got an e from Two Mile Wines inviting us to celebrate Repeal Day – the anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. Couldn’t miss that, now, could we? But oops, I managed, as is usual in unusual dinner situations, to … Continue reading

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Snacks before, and during, the LBNL Citizens’ Advisory Group meeting – 22 September 2011

D and I attended the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory’s Citizens’ Advisory Group meeting, which started at 6pm. D planned a snack before the meeting and another snack, this with wine, afterwards. He made an outstanding gazpacho earlier in the day, which … Continue reading

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Pizza Politana with Donkey & Goat Wine at the opening of the new winery – 23 July 2011

Wow, this was one great dinner! We ate standing up at a higher-than-waist-high barrel, with no utensils, and had fantastic pizza and great wine. We attended the grand opening celebration of Donkey & Goat’s new winery. The wine tasting was … Continue reading

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Chicken, beef, salads, and gnocchi at a friend’s birthday party – 26 June 2011

And the winner is…. the gnocchi, covered in a light creamy basil sauce. Also a tasty roast beef, a tomato-covered chicken, a very nice roasted potato, greens with dressing, and a Greek salad. It was a fine meal, with a … Continue reading

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Mexican dinner with the faculty – 4 April 2011

This was a wonderful dinner – great food, great company. I am not typically impressed by our catered dinners – they’re good, not scrumptious – but this one I totally enjoyed. They served us a platter of small corn tortillas … Continue reading

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9 December 2010 – Dinner at an annual party

Our friends C and J have an annual party for business associates and friends, and the food is terrific – especially the Asian things. I had two little plates: Let’s see.. a grilled chicken skewer, some cucumber sauce, and a … Continue reading

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29 October 2010 – Food and a cookbook at Rosetta’s party

Rosetta Costantino had a party for her students, to celebrate the release of her beautiful new cookbook, My Calabria. As usual for interestingly different dinners, I forgot to photograph it; however, I remembered a bit later after I took seconds … Continue reading

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14 October 2010 – Faculty dinner by Bon Appetit

Everything about this dinner was great except the main dish. OK, the wine was good, not great. But the first course, the side, and dessert, the presentation, the service, and the company, were all wonderful. The main dish was steak … Continue reading

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3 September 2010 – Chicken, mashed potatoes and salad at the Sausalito Art Festival

I went to the Sausalito Art Festival to help D with final setup (like sweeping leaves out of the booth) and to see the show during the opening gala. There were wondrous hors d’oeuvres around that I did not photograph, … Continue reading

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