Saturday night, I attended a fundraiser for the St. Helena City Fire Department in Napa county.
Bill, my husband, was able to get four tickets to this sold out event. We invited Bill’s best friend and his lovely wife, who we are going to Italy with, to join us.
Dressing for this party is tricky. You see, you eat with your hands. Lobster, shrimp, artichokes, corn, sausage – all of it, just with your mitts. You are given a lovely apron to wear and take home with you as a souvenir, but still – it’s a messy meal with cracking shells, drawn butter and lots of wine. You wouldn’t want to wear light colors, silk, or draping sleeves.
I opted for a black H & M top with off-white stripes, a leopard belt and black pumps with my new bright red slacks.
I like the fit of these pants and the color is so vibrant.
When we first arrived, we got our seating assignments, then grabbed a glass of wine. We spent the first hour catching up with one another and watching the fire fighters cook dinner.
Then it was time to start dinner. Besides the aprons, were also given lobster hats which we were instructed to put on.
and we began our messy lobster feast.
|Bill ate his money’s worth in lobster.|
We were entertained by Louis Prima Junior and his band. They were so energetic and fun.
Next, they held the live auction. Wine, dinners and trips were on the auction list. Bill and I resisted the urge to bid since we are saving for our upcoming trip. Simply watching the bidding was entertainment in itself! They even had a fireman striptease performance for the crowd – bare chests only.
What a blast we had! I really can’t remember the last time I enjoyed myself so much at an event. Hopefully we can attend next year, too. It will probably take a year before I can eat lobster again anyway – it’s so rich.