Brisbane, QLD


Friday, November 20, 2020

CARIBBEAN DINNER NIGHT

Our monthly dinner had a Caribbean theme this time. Many of the residents got into the swing and wore brightly coloured outfits. The High School catering students, who usually serve us were not able to come this month because it is the end of the school year in OZ and the students have their exams. So the dinner committee organised a captain for each table who helped the staff to serve. The CEO also helped cook while the chef was our guest speaker instead.

The menu: 

Salmon with Coconut & Lemon Myrtle with Cajun Spiced Cauliflower Wings and Chickpea, Orange ,Tomato &Fennel Warm Salad 

OR 

Jerk Chicken with Couscous and Gremolata, Grilled Lime with Avocado, Mango, Pineapple and Mint Salsa and Cajun Spiced Cauliflower Wings 

Dessert : Pineapple and Lime Cake with Pina Colada Ice-Cream, Coconut Foam and Fruit Coulis



The videographer at work and residents getting cocktails from the bar.

Nanette decorates the cocktails

Friends enjoy a cocktail

One of the resident's son plays dinner music for us.

All seated

The ladies having fun


Our table

21 comments:

  1. Such a nice tradition. Since we have moved from a retirement community in MD to apartment and soon to be a new to us house in NH we no longer have events like that to participate in. We decided being closer to family was more important for us at this stage. Your community does a nice job of getting folks together. Covid taking a toll back in MD so events like that have been on hold since March.

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  2. LOVE our hat! and both of you look great. so happy you are virus free and can have your parties without fear. here in USA we live in constant fear, virus and the mad man in the white house combined. everyone there looks super happy

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  3. Another wonderful occasion for you all to enjoy. It must take so much organising to get these events off the ground.

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  4. That looks like so much fun! I'm all in for anything cocoanut!

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  5. I look at this and all I can think of is what great leadership your country has so that you life returns to normal much sooner.

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  6. A night of colour! Love your outfits Diane and think the couple in the second last photo look great in theirs too.

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  7. How nice to have some normality. Such community events are still not allowed here and it looks like they won't be for a while yet. Your menu has made me feel hungry!

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  8. You both look great and some of the other outfits are very impressive.

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  9. Happy fun night by the looks of it.
    The dressing up looks good, love your hat Diane.

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  10. Wow! What a dinner you had, and entertainment too. Love the colourful outfits, looks like everyone got into the party mood.

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  11. You have a lot of entertainment there, more than we locked into our surroundings. You both look wonderful!

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  12. This looks as if it was a very fun (and delicious) affair.

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  13. All of you just have too much fun.
    What a delightful monthly dinner. I would have found it hard to choose which one to eat..
    Sue

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  14. Another fun event for all, Diane, and it was so nice to see all those smiling and unmasked faces. I know that you said the covid numbers have been either low or non-existent in your area and that is wonderful. Here, the library has closed again, but is doing curbside deliveries, and the local banks are not providing lobby services as of next week. I expect the list will get longer as time goes on and the holidays draw closer, so keep these cheerful moments coming, please. You and Bill looked very festive as did everyone else.

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  15. I have been to Puerto Rico which I think is part of the Caribbean. There was Spanish influence there which I guess is reflected in the food you had at your party.

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  16. Hello, Diane

    You and your hubby look great, what a fun themed dinner. Great photos.
    Take care, stay safe! Happy Sunday, wishing you a great new week!

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  17. What a cheerful couple ! It's so nice to see pictures of normal life which are not dated from years ago !!

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  18. You are so lucky that you can have some fun. We are still in full lockdown and things do not look like they will change much until next year. Stay safe, t'other Diane

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  19. Great photographs, it looks a fun occasion.

    All the best Jan

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