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.