January 30, 2010
We have all attended events where you buy a ticket or buy a table in support of a charity or organization. Typically the event is indoors with some form of entertainment. However, Music in the Air has a twist on the usual venue. The setting was the lawn of the United States Consulate Generals Residence which is located on the waters edge in Ikoyi. The event was a fundraiser for a Performing Arts Center for the American International School of Lagos. The event was a magical evening with a concert on the lawn. The dress was formal – Red Sea Rig – in other words tuxedos minus the jacket. You brought your own gourmet picnic to enjoy and you received complimentary Moet champagne as well as red and white wine. Roc and I gathered some friends and hosted a table for this event. We began with nibbles of olives and crisps, followed by bacon wrapped shrimp in raspberry chipotle and salmon on petit crackers. We then moved onward to the main course which was cole slaw, potato salad, brisket, ham, quiche, and stuffed tomatoes. Desert was brownie bites and mini cherry cheesecakes. Of course one them must have cheeses and pate. All the while we had a beautiful concert in the background: a symphonic band, a tenor , Brian Vaughn, and a pianist, Maria Asseva. An elegant night of music under the stars with a wonderful fireworks finale!
I love the black champange glasses!
Katherine & Rocky
Sue and Ian