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Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Grand Reopening Gala [Rehearsal*] and bonus Olive Palooza!

The Grand Reopening Gala Rehearsal Crew

The floors are done, the final inspection approvals are imminent, the contractors and tradesmen have vacated the premises, we have moved back in (kind of) - Time to celebrate! Friends, family and neighbors joined us for a Grand Reopening Gala Celebration. Some of these pics ripped without attribution. You sort it out.

Guests arrive...


...including Special Guest Birthday Girl.

Harlan working on the wild rice pilaf

Wendy burning the potatoes

In case anyone is wondering what Wendy was doing instead of watching her potatoes

Ab appetizers...

... along with artisinal bread, cheeses, and more.

Setting the table...

Seasonal centerpiece

First at the table?

Another masterpiece from the Weber Master.

Tenderloin, wild rice, salad

Yum.

Let the feast begin...


After dinner - The Birthday Girl Celebration, a perfect excuse for our 3rd Annual Olive Palooza:

Yay!


By special request: Tomato and Sprinkles Birthday Cake

really

It was surprisingly good.


After the banquet and birthday, a patented Brian Bonfire and Fireworks:




*Robyn insists that this was all actually just a rehearsal, as the real Grand Reopening Rehearsal Celebration will not happen until the spring. I dunno. That spring celebration will have a tough time improving on this "rehearsal".

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