KLife: Adrianne Calvo’s Dining in the Dark Masquerade Gala

20130920_202724It’s been suggested that I add a bit of my real life into the blog. I haven’t done this before mostly because I didn’t think that anyone would be interested but I guess we shall see. I have had an extremely busy week which is why I haven’t given you my latest Plenty of Fish update. There has been some activity on that front but I will be writing all about that tomorrow from my trusty Starbucks.

So I wanted to share the amazing experience I had last night at the Dark Dining Eyes Wide Shut Masquerade ball. Thanks to the power of Instagram and the event’s amazing team, my friend Rissa and I were given the VIP treatment last night.

Before I get into the delicious food and entertainment, let me tell you about the best part of the night. A portion of the proceeds raised through ticket sales will be donated to Make It Count, Chef Adrianne’s foundation, which benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I don’t know the totals right now but I can say there was a packed house paying $150-250 dollars a pop.

From the moment that I walked in, my senses were on high alert. From the first sip of champagne, you knew you were entering into a night of decadence and luxury. There were beautiful women lit by candlelight… and beautiful women wearing candlelight. We were greeted with tuxedo clad little men passing out roses and delectable mini bites of food. Reality was suspended as mermaids swam in the pool. That was just the cocktail hour. The night’s events continued with an amazing mix of live performers, dancers, and other specialty acts. Flame throwing belly dancers heated up the party. Women turned their bodies into canvas.  And of course any night including an androgynous (leaning toward lezzie) burlesque show is a win in my book IJS.

Let’s get into the food… you know I am all about the grub (yes I can call it grub even if I ate in in a gown). There were several stations of food but my favorite had to be the beef served with a cornbread mash of sorts (I will try to update the post with the fru fru names of the food later). It was delicious. It felt like home.

Shout out to LIttle Black Dress Vodka for being the sugar in my tea… or maybe the tea with cranberry juice as the sugar. My powers of analogy are lacking today.

All in all it was an amazing night, I can’t wait to tell you all about Chef Adrianne’s restaurant, especially since it is right by the house.

Later lovebugs!

As always the pix were taken with my trusty Samsung Galaxy S4. I promise to learn how to take better pictures with it. *heading to Youtube*

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