An affair to remember

Yesterday, devoted members of La Pétanque Marinière met at the Left Bank brasserie in Larkspur, to celebrate the club’s annual holiday lunch/meeting.

Mark & Sandra Shirkey

This event took place in the restaurant’s private dining room located in the back of the main dining room. It was small and cozy, but the acoustics left a little something to be desired.

Your correspondent (kitted out with his sneaky little camera) was there naturellement to share with you the details of this affair.

The guests arrived between 11:00 and 11:30 a.m. and chose where and with whom they wanted to sit. They had a choice of Salmon salade niçoise, Cheeseburger, Croque- monsieur, Salade de poulet and Jacques Pepin’s mixed greens salad.

Shortly thereafter the waiters brought the dishes (plus white and red wine) that the guests had previously ordered. The service was good and the atmosphere was convivial.

Toward the end of the meal, after the “crème brulée” and the coffee, Brigitte Moran presented a few token of appreciation to some deserving volunteers. Henry Wessel and Calvert Barron, Mark and Sandra Shirkey and Charlie Davantes where among those recognized for services rendered.

Then Christine Cragg (our president) gave us the state of the Union address and what’s forthcoming in 2018.

Everything was over by 1:00 p.m. and half of the guests headed for the field for a few rounds of pétanque.

It was a nice, good-humored affair and I believe that a good time was had by all.

“Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and receipts for all major purchases.”– Bridger Winegar

Merry Christmas to… nearly everybody!


PS: it is extremely difficult to take well-contrasted pictures in a room flooded with artificial lights; please excuse the quality of some of the accompanying photos.

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