Monday, November 5, 2007

25 Years at Zumbiel

In recognition of 25 years of service, Kenny and I were invited to attend The CW Zumbiel Over 25 Year Club Dinner.

The event was held at the Sheraton Hotel in Sharonville.

The evening began with cocktails served at two open bars and hors d'oeuvres which included ...jumbo shrimp cocktail, fresh lemons, remoulade & cocktail sauce, fruit & cheese with assorted crackers and yogurt dip. Baked brie wrapped in puff pastry, apricot chutney and sliced french bread. Steamed King Crab Legs in butter. Chicken livers & Scallops wrapped in bacon, roasted garlic & lemon aioli. BBQ & Buffalo chicken tenders, celery sticks, bleu cheese & ranch dressings. Open faced philly cheese steaks with horseradish cream.

Following the cocktails was a 4 course dinner.

1st Course
Fresh mixed greens with tomato, smoked turkey, ham, scallions, smoked gouda, cucumbers, hard boiled eggs, presented in a red corn tortilla cup with roasted garlic ranch salad dressing.

Assorted dinner rolls with butter & honey butter.

2nd Course
Raspberry Sorbet on lighted ice sculptures

3rd Course
Crab crusted filet mignon topped with a lemon-caper cognac cream sauce. Roasted chicken stuffed with spinach, onion, tomato and proscuitto ham, topped with roasted pepper coulis. Roasted garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus tips with peppers.

Frances Ford Coppola Black Label Claret, Cabernet & Sauvignon Blanc.

4th Course
Mango Lemon Tart, Chocolate dipped Strawberries with raspberry and kiwi sauce.

After dinner was served, the awards ceremony began. Those being recognized included 25 years, 30 years, and 35 years of service. The president of the company spoke about each of the recipients in a very warm and heart-felt manner and expressed such sincere gratitude towards them for dedicating their lives to his company.

As he spoke, you could feel a sense of pride fill the room, ...and you just knew that you were a part of something really special.

Kenny was the second person to recieve an award, he was presented with a gold watch that included an emblem with the company logo, diamonds and emeralds on the side.

At the conclusion of the event, all of the women were presented with long stem red roses and the men were given cigars. And, the center of each table was adorned with a beautiful bouquet of white roses. One person from each table was selected to recieve the centerpiece ...and I happened to be the one at our table! Karen was so thrilled when I brought it home. She immediately put her fancy dress on and paraded around like she was in a wedding! LoL

It was a very lovely evening and we really enjoyed ourselves. We look forward to attending next year and for many years to come.

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