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01 July 2006 @ 08:06 am
SO much wonderful food and MUCH fun with my co-workers!!  
Last night was probably one of the most decadent food adventures that I've ever had in my life! My BIG boss took the entire back office out for a really elegant dinner at Alan Wongs to celebrate the best month ever in sales in the history of our program. The food was exquisite and we all had such a wonderful time!! Really, I think the nicest part of my job will always be the wonderful people that I work with - we're so fortunate that we're all really close and that the atmosphere is more like a family than a regular office. I think they're the main reason that I could never leave my job!

Most of us had the 5 course dinner tasting menu last night (most of them had it with the 5 courses of wine selection - that came with the dinner as well - except for me, because I don't drink...) I swear... by the 2nd course, I was completely full... I really couldn't eat anything else. Luckily the restaurant was nice enough to give us take home boxes and I ended up taking the entire next three courses home. We got to the restaurant at 5:30 and didn't leave until four hours later... And even if I didn't have a drop of alcohol, we were all laughing and talking so loud that you would've thought that we were ALL drunk... ;P

Here are some photos of us last night (with some photos of our entrees - and due to the sheer volumne of food last night, I could only pick a few of the highlights or this entry would go on forever!! :))

All the girls in our office were all ready for a nice dinner at Alan Wong's! :)

Everyone was really excited about trying the wonderful food!! :)

“H.R.Caesar Salad” in Cheese Basket
Chopped Romaine with a Creamy Anchovy Dressing and Kalua Pig, Lomi Tomato Relish
This was the first thing that arrived... that cheese basket was one of the best parts of the salad!!

This one I'll have to do from memory since it's not on the website menu... It was Sweet Kona lobster on a deep friend, panko encrusted potato cake with shiitake mushrooms and... some kind of great sauce! (I know, I could never be a server at Alan Wong's!) ;) This was to-die-for!! SO delicious!! :)

Grilled “Kalbi” Short Ribs
With gingered Shrimp, Ko Choo Jang Sauce
By the time this came, I was so full, that I immediately had to put it in my "to-go" box... Everyone said it was delicious, though! :)

Here I am with my boss (not to be confused with my BIG boss) and my co-worker Ana.
It was SO nice of my BIG boss to take us out to dinner!! We all had such a wonderful time! :)

Today Mark & I are taking it easy (I may have to run a few thousand miles to burn off the calories from last night's meal...) and then this evening we're headed to my co-worker Steve's house (who is pictured above in the second photo) for a 4th of July BBQ.... *SIGH* more good eating - how will I ever lose weight this way??

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend!! *HUGS!!*
Current Mood: fullSTILL so full!!!
Care: USAcareleswhisper on July 1st, 2006 07:05 pm (UTC)
That food looks amazing. You look great with your co-workers! :D Have fun at the BBQ! *hugs*
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on July 3rd, 2006 03:08 am (UTC)
The food was amazing, but just SO bad for me!! :( This whole weekend was really bad for my diet... beginning with that darn plate lunch! :P Thanks so much for your comment, though! :) *HUGS*
Michael Corleyclivec on July 1st, 2006 08:21 pm (UTC)
No, the food was not the best pictures, but they do look delicious.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on July 3rd, 2006 03:09 am (UTC)
The food was really incredible!! I wish there wasn't so much eating this weekend, though -- I blame that plate lunch - I think that was the start of it all!! ;P
Sabine: Micki's placesabine10 on July 1st, 2006 10:52 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that you had a wonderful time together. And thanks for sharing the photos. You and your co-workers look great. I don't think that I ever ate something like the food you had but it really looks delicious.

Your boss, is it her with the dog? If so, do you know how things are going there?

Wish you fun at the BBQ. :) Big *hugs* to you, Sheri! :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on July 3rd, 2006 03:11 am (UTC)
The food was so good, but it was just so bad for my diet (what diet?) I think that next week I'll have to go on a strict diet and exercise plan just to get rid of all the calories I ate the past three days! :P

And yes, that's my boss with the new dog! Her dog is doing wonderfully!! Thanks for asking!

Hope you've had a nice weekend, Sabine. :) Big *HUGS* to you!
Tonydudepower1982 on July 1st, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC)
Looks yummy, especially the lobster!

Is your boss one of the men in the pics?
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on July 3rd, 2006 03:13 am (UTC)
The lobster was really the best thing on the menu!! :)

Unfortunately my BIG boss is a little camera shy and wasn't in any of the photos. The two men in the second photo were: Steve (in the blue shirt - who's our IT guy), and Brent (our financial analyst).
ajayne on July 1st, 2006 11:18 pm (UTC)
OMG! I am getting hungry!!! :D
Sheri: Mark & Sheri 1999shutterbug93 on July 3rd, 2006 03:13 am (UTC)
The food was SO, SO good!! I'm thinking of taking Mark there for his birthday this year! :D
ajayne on July 3rd, 2006 05:03 am (UTC)
Yummy!! It all looked so yummy and I am not one to go for "fancy looking food". :) Not all that daring, I am.
_tropicalheart on July 2nd, 2006 01:38 am (UTC)
Sheri, that food looks delicious, especially the second one, since I LOVE lobster!! :) It was so nice of your boss to take you and your co-workers out for a five course dinner! :) I'm glad you had a nice time!! :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on July 3rd, 2006 03:14 am (UTC)
The lobster was the best thing on the menu!! It was so delicious!! :D It was really nice of my BIG boss to take us out!! :D We all had such a wonderful time!! :)
karen: kevin cahoon and mewakedistracted on July 2nd, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you had such a great time!

Wonderful pictures - and the food looks amazing.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on July 3rd, 2006 03:16 am (UTC)
Thanks, Karen!! :) The food was amazing - especially the lobster!! It was so nice of my BIG boss to take us all out for dinner!! :D