2018 Society of Cosmetic Chemists Dinner Dance - Huntington Beach

in #life6 years ago

A Special Event Every Year in California

My beautiful and amazing wife is a cosmetic chemist. She can formulate and create virtually anything you put on your body - shampoos, conditioners, scrubs, body butters, masks, perfume, makeup, you name it.

Once a year we get invited to a special dinner-dance event hosted by the Society of Cosmetic Chemists which she belongs to.  It's a completed catered where you feel spoiled and special. Waiters walking around with small hors d'oeuvres, a cocktail hour, amazing views, a 3 course meal, and activities like dancing, gambling and a raffle after dinner (you should see some of these prizes!). And of course lots of drinking. There are around 800-1000 industry professionals and their loved ones at this event. Sometimes it is at Disneyland, but a majority of the time it is at the Hyatt in Huntington Beach, CA. Everything is free and hosted.

This year the theme was the 80's. Everything was in neon colors, and we were all given access to a table full of  slinkies, plastic glasses, glowsticks, and anything and everything that reminds you of the 80s. Surrounding the diner hall were retro arcade machines with Galaga and PacMan. This is an event I look forward to every year.

The drive there takes about an hour. On the way we stopped for In-n-out to get our grub on before we started drinking.

Some people like to hear about food. Let me tell you - for serving 1000 guests, they nail it every time. The food description this year was as follows:

 Nibble on Mini Crab Cakes, Sesame crusted Ahi, Brie & Pear, Tomato and Mozzarella, Braised sliders, Chicken potstickers, Shrimp Tempura. Start the meal with a grilled Asparagus salad with burrata, prosciutto, olive oil-lemon zest and garlic croutons. Enjoy a main entree selection of:

  • Cabernet-braised short ribs with veal bone reduction, paired with herb buttered prawns, spinach risotto, and broccoli with carrots
  • Thyme-roasted bone in chicken with roasted garlic cream sauce, paired with blackened salmon with citrus salsa, spinach risotto, and broccoli with carrots
  • Vegan Moroccan Cous Cous with Eggplant, Carrots, Peas and Charred Tomato Sauce

Finish with a dessert course of Six Degree Chocolate Hazelnut Giandujia.

I had the surf and turf.

We sipped champagne during the cocktail hour and enjoyed the California coast. Here are some more photos from the event.

 Bubbly!

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Hey, very nice brother. Thanks for sharing and introducing your lovely wife to us :) Looks like a blast!

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Beautiful couple. Did played any of those arcade games

@changingworld I didn't., but I watched our friend absolutely crush it on Galaga.

How sir I am arohi

dude this is a crazy conspiracy your legs are photoshopped!

Lol! No photoshop here, but my phone does have that beauty mode thing. I do find my stance in that photo interesting. Perhaps I was teetering and about to fall over :D

Looks like you guys had a great time! Good times in sunny California! We are so fortunate to be here and you are a lucky dude! I think we should make some Cabernet-braised short ribs with veal bone reduction, paired with herb buttered prawns, spinach risotto, and broccoli with carrots one of these days and play Three Dragon Ante. Well.. maybe one of those things. You two looks great! ;-) Good Post Kyle!

@brainpod! So good to see you drop in. Bring some of those games over and let's play!

@itskyle, We can get some board and card games going for my reviews for sure... and co-op video games! Grab the Forest, that could be great fun! Crazy Cannibals!

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