Our luncheon was perfect! After months of planning, gathering together people to help execute the plan, and seeing it all come together was a beautiful thing! You made everything easy in the planning stage, and your lovely staff made the execution flawless. Douglas welcomed us and guided me through the set-up, making the process uncomplicated. He gave a stamp of approval on the centerpieces, agreed with me that the cream napkins rather than the red ones that we had looked at were just fine, opened doors, and even reminded me to leave my purse inside while I schlepped stuff. He was definitely part of “the team.” And, beautiful Evelyn provided a soothing note, making sure that I got iced tea from the bar initially, and refilling my glass. The other two waiters whose names I did not get (so sorry) were professional, helpful, and fun. Before the crowd arrived I took a picture of them behind the bar which I will send to you to give to them. We agreed that it reflected their personalities.
What can I say about the food except that one woman at my table said, “This is the best lunch we’ve ever had.” We meet monthly at clubs in the area, and she is a long-time member who is not one to toss out too many positive comments. Everyone at my table had the crab cakes…amazing! From all sides I heard, “That’s a lot of lump crab meat!” The salad ladies seemed equally happy. Then there was the dessert. Oh, my. Fortunately, it came as the harpsichordist began to play and stayed on the table throughout the drawing of prizes so people could continue to take small bites until their plates were clean. I went to the gym when I got home and rode my bike around the neighborhood.
I can’t think of anything that I would change. Thank you for providing the venue, help with planning, and a delicious lunch. Our treasurer is eager to close out her books, so I would appreciate your sending me the bill as soon as possible. We have the “changing of the guard” on Wednesday, so she and I would like to receive it by then. You can email it to me, and I will forward to her.
Thanks again, Ngoc and the entire Michael’s team, for making Encore’s end of year luncheon so special. We look forward to working with you in the future.
My best, Becky Rives