(Once per month a semi-formal evening dinner is held in the Community Centre and is hosted by one of our residents. An outside professional caterer is engaged for these functions. Here are some sample reports from these events……. )
It has been almost a year since this website last reported on one of our regular monthly Tuesday Night Dinners. So here is a well overdue update with a brief report of the February 2016 event.
Thanks go to James D.. for his great camera work shown below.
And here are just a few of the happy diners……
And so, once again, following a lovely meal, a happy well fed and well drunk (hang on, that doesnt sound too good does it??? ) gang of residents headed for home after a pleasant evening out….
It was not actually St Patricks Day but it was close enough for Rosemary, assisted by Wes and a few others, to adopt the theme for her Tuesday Night Dinner held on 10 March.
After a pre dinner sherry in the front lounge served by Wes we all moved to the dining room which had been decorated with the nights theme.
Despite a high level of security we did have a few leprechauns sneak in with the invited guests….
Once again our caterers provided a delicious meal during which Rosemary screened some Irish travelogue DVDs in the background just to maintain the theme….
And the table place mats were a big hit….
The after dinner entertainment was headlined by our own Richard who told a few Irish jokes, gave us a tune on an Irish flute and then sang a few Irish ballads between a verbal tour of some of the more interesting parts of the countryside.
Then the second part of the evenings entertainment commenced which ended with many dancing in the aisles…
Right then, who knows how to do the “chicken dance”???
So after a good feed, having been entertained and had a bit of a dance we all toddled off home well satisfied with a very enjoyable evening.
Thanks Rosemary, and thanks to the merry band who assisted her…
The Tuesday night dinner in October 2014 was hosted by Carol and Wayne and they chose a “Black and White” theme for the evening. Residents attending embraced the theme for the evening and “glammed up” very nicely. Some really got into the spirit of the evening and took the opportunity to have a quiet joke, see how many you can spot in the photographs below…..
Pre dinner drinks were held at 6:30….
Here are the hosts for the evening, Wayne and Carol.
And Carol could not resist having a photo taken with this handsome gentleman….
Then at 7:00 we all moved into the dinning area for the evening meal. The outside caterers once again provided a delicious meal of spring rolls for entree followed by a choice of chicken or steak for mains. Afterwards Carol and Wayne followed this up with a great selection of cheeses and biscuits, chocolate cake, tea and coffee.
To top off a great evening Carol organised an old style “singalong” with assistance from the very talented Rosemary on the piano… It had been more than a few years since many of us had heard the “oldie but goodie” selection of songs that were presented so Carol provided us with printouts of the words to help out. This reporter still struggled somewhat but Alan seemed right at home and assisted Carol in providing a lead to us. Well done Alan and Carol.
But all good things must come to an end and a very happy, well fed, well watered and well satisfied group of residents headed for home after another great night out in our village. What would we do with out the tireless work of our volunteer residents???
Well done Carol and Wayne
(and nicely done Robbie…..)
On the 8th July 2014 the Tuesday Night Dinner in our community centre was hosted by Anne and Anne. The residents gathered at 6:30pm for pre dinner drinks before proceeding to their tables at 7:00pm for dinner.
Once again the catering was provided by Tukker Time from Kincumber. Nic and Jan are professional chefs who run a very nice restaurant over at Waterford Retirement Village and also provide a mobile catering service for dinners such as ours.
The menu commenced with minestrone soup and crusty breads which had those present quickly nodding their approval. This was followed by a choice of silverside or fish for the main course, which was equally approved of by the diners. To finish off the meal there was a choice of cheeses and biscuits as well as cake.
The Tuesday night dinners are held once per month and are usually hosted by volunteer residents. They provide the opportunity for all residents to attend a dinner which is professionally catered for with good food, good wine and good company. No wonder they are so popular.