Monday, July 11, 2011

A Night at The Golden Temple

One of my best friends recently accepted a job in Milwaukee so on Saturday night we threw her a farewell party. When we graduated college Trica and I moved to Brookline together, our beloved Reservoir Court apartment was just up the street from Golden Temple. The restaurant served as the location for her send off dinner party; providing a hint of nostalgia, delicious Chinese food, strong tropical drinks, sake bombs and an evening of dancing to top 40 hits. Might I also announce before I begin the photo recap, that I am the proud new owner of a Canon Rebel T3!! After over a year with my Canon Powershot point and shoot, (which I still love) I was ready to upgrade, DSLR style. The other night at the Golden Temple saw her first outing and so far I am super impressed with the resulting photos. The evening started on a high note with Asian drinks of Sapporo, Mai Thais and Singapore Slings. Warm colors and seductive lighting set the scene. Our table was positioned along the back wall in the main dining room looking out to the bar complete with a DJ booth and dance floor.
We brought in balloons and confetti for a little extra table decor. 
The festivities continued with a few Sake Bombs!For dinner I ordered the Special Pad Thai ($19.95) boasting a heaping plate of noodles with chicken, shrimp, broccoli, mushrooms, pea pods, carrots, bean sprouts, scallions, organic eggs and crushed peanuts. Friends look on as Tricia opens her present...A group of us chipped in for a little something to line the walls of her new apartment. A stunning four foot canvas of the Boston skyline. Obligatory shot of the college roommates!I'm certainly going to miss this girl! I envision a Milwaukee visit in my to be determined future. I should also add we were extremely pleased with Golden Temple as a venue choice. We received spot on service and the transition from dinner party to dance party atmosphere was perfect, everyone had a blast.

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20 comments:

Elizabeth said...

That pad thai looks faaabulous. What a nice sendoff!

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

Yay for Canon Rebels. You are gonna love it! The Golden Temple is definitely one of my guilty pleasures- the fact that they have a dance floor is amazing!

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

Congrats on the new camera! I've been thinking of getting a new one too, so I might bug you soon what you think of yours. I heard the food at Golden Temple is great, it looks like a fun place!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Awwww that is a pretty neat place. I love the photos. And yey on the new cam! Have fun with your new toy. =)

MelissaNibbles said...

Looks like a fun dinner. Enjoy your fancy, new camera!

Megan said...

Looks like a fabulous party! And that is such a great gift! Congrats on the new camera!!!

kitchenmisfit said...

I am jealous about your new purchase as that is on my must buy list as well!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time! I got a little teary-eyed reading this as I've been a bit misty about the moving process. I know, I'm a weirdo.

P.S. Congrats on the new camera!

Erin said...

Congrats on the new camera! Have so much fun with it.

Jen said...

Girl, I'm jealous of the camera!!! And Milwaukee? Your friend is going to be right next to me!! Ok, not right next, but you get the point ;-)

Happy Monday Dear! xo

Jennifurla said...

Congrats & welcome to the canon family. I have the T2i

In and Around Town said...

Love the camera and I love the photo you gave her! So pretty!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Love GT! I used to go there when i lived out in brighton- always a fun time. Congrats on the camera...jealz ;)

Amber Blue Bird said...

Pad Thai is my all time favorite dish. That food looks really good. Your pics came out great, I cant believe how well the pics came out without the flash.

this free bird said...

Okay woman can we dish on the camera?? I have a Canon point and shoot and have been eyeing the exact one you got as well as a Nikon D5100 -- how did you make your selection, do you love it, spill the beans please!

And also-- can we put the brakes on summer. It's going by altogether too quickly.

xo,
C

Simply Life said...

what a nice gift! oh and I'm so jealous of your new camera!

Meghan@travelwinedine said...

Looks like such a fun party! And I can't wait to check out the camera!

Jessica said...

Hey! New follower here all the way from Manila, Philippines! :)

I want a new DSLR as well; but I'm torn between a Canon and a Nikon. How do you find your Canon so far? Is it good?

Corinne said...

such a good recap...tear. :( i can't wait to see more pics from that beautiful camera of yours!

Tricia said...

awww i am tearing up almost as much as i was in that last photo with you! thanks again for the great send off!