Monday, October 6, 2014

Italian Dinner ~

 
Saturday afternoon at the hooking retreat at Lakeside, we were told the kitchen was off limits after 3 pm.  About 5 pm, we were told to proceed to the patio dining area and to bring a pen.  We were handed a menu and had to choose our 1st, 2nd and 3rd courses (3 of each).  The menu was in Italian and we had about 60 seconds to decide.  
 

Waiting for dinner to be served.
 



 
Head chef Luigi, or was it Guiseppe (???) telling us dinner would be served. 


You really had to be there, but let me try to explain.  For my first course I had chosen a salad, water and knife.  Have you ever eaten a salad with a knife?  It can be done :)  There were also stalks of celery on the table that we could use.  Someone got ice cream, a napkin and water, another got spaghetti, ice cream and a napkin.  I think you get the idea.  It was proven that you can eat spaghetti with a stalk of celery.
 
Our wait staff was hilarious.  


They would suddenly start arguing and poking each other with a stereotypical Italian accent.  
 
 
 
At the end of each course, they would take away your food and utensils whether you were done or not.  After the second course, I still had my napkin and mentioned to my tablemates that Mario did not take it from me.  Well, Luigi came and grabbed it off my lap.
 
Everyone also had their "Mona Lisa" portrait done.


 
I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard.  What a wonderful time with some of the best hookers I could ever hope to meet!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren


23 comments:

weaverpat said...

Oh my gosh! That is hilarious!!!
Thanks for sharing a fun event. Love those mustaches!

Merry Wind Farm said...

Ok, too funny, but I want to see you in the mustache! :)
Melinda

Cammie said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!
~Cammie

Farm Girl said...

I could just hear you guys laughing until your sides hurt. I bet that was so much fun. What a great idea for a dinner menu. I am so glad you had such a fun trip.

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh, just too funny! What an experience this retreat was!

acorn hollow said...

What a fun idea!!!! It looks like lots of laughs.
Cathy

Larkrise garden girl said...

That is fun and crazy! Love the pics Hugs cheri

Julia said...

Oh I think that this must have been the best idea for fun I ever heard of. I can only imagine how fun that would have been.
I'm so glad you shared this retreat with us. I can see this was a great de-stresser.

Those girls sure know how to have fun.

Hugs,
JB

Saundra said...

OMG, I sure wish I'd been there. I plan to send the link to this blog to all my friend hookers. Those girls are quite creative and bet they had as much fun thinking this up as you did living thru it.

Saundra

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

waaaay too much fun going on there you guys!!!
:)
L

s said...

yep way too much fun, never laughed so much in my life, they really out did themselves...just what I needed : )

s said...

great pics Lauren wish I would have taken video
Sheila

s said...

I ate my spaghetti and meatball with a knife and a celery stalk, so much fun, too much laughing :) thx to them all
Sheila

Primitive Stars said...

Now that is a great time, what fun Lauren. Yummy spaghetti, love it. Blessings Francine.

Earlene L. said...

Fun!!!!!!!!
Looked like a nice day too.
Hugs
Earlene

Raymond Homestead said...

What a great time that must have been! Sounds like a lot of fun!

dogwoodfarm said...

Oh, that is too funny!
Love that!
xo

Three Sheep Studio said...

Oh what fun memories !
Did anyone actually get a whole meal eaten?
Rose

Cranberry Morning said...

What fun! Looks like y'all had a blast! Love the Mona Lisa.

Kim said...

That sounds like such a blast!

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