Friday night we had the Emabssy 4th of July party, held at the Ambassador's Residence, for all the VIP and invited guests in Buenos Aires.
The hottest ticket in town, close to 800 people attended; an excellent turnout.
The food was catered by Eat Catering, and it was incredible, I wish I would've gotten pictures. Waiters and waitresses circled the rooms with trays -- beautiful long boards of what looked like flat, dark-colored driftwood -- with a row of hors d'oeuvres on each one: sushi; little dates filled with ricotta (hands-down the crowd favorite); tiny, smoked-salmon "sandwiches"; sun-dried tomato and cheese pastry things; etc. etc.
In one room there was a carving table with a huge leg of something they were slicing and putting on mini rolls; a long table with waiters making artesanal, open-faced sandwiches -- brie, avocado, wild boar, etc. on top.
Later, the "traditional" American food came out -- the waiters began passing delightful little trays of mini hotdogs; tiny cheeseburgers; little red, white or blue paper cones with calamari -- OK, that's getting more Argentine -- as well as "milanesitas," tiny milanesa (chicken-fried steak) sandwiches. OHhh, I could go on and on. And I haven't even started with the desserts. FABULOUS. Everything was beautiful, well-done and incredible.
And don't worry, it was ALL courtesy the generosity of American businesses in Argentina.
The guests were a who's-who of Buenos Aires -- high-ranking government officials, private sector and non profit business leaders, political and media types, representatives from banking and financial institutions, military leaders, diplomats representing other countries, etc. etc. -- and lots of Embassy folks like me to play host. It was a great event, and a lot of fun to meet and mingle with so many people.
The after party!
The chandelier from below. Stephanie, this reminds me of your avatar!