Oh. My. Goodness. I am going to try my hardest describe how amazing the food and company of our Christmas Party was, but I will not do it justice. MIGHTYminnow’s first annual company Christmas party was hosted by the wonderful Jenny Schwartz and Kyle Itani at Hopscotch. We planned the party just in time too, as they just received an outstanding review in the San Francisco Chronicle by Michael Bauer.
When we arrived, we were greeted by the friendly staff and our very own MIGHTYminnow menu that outlined the evening’s courses. The first round was potato chips and sauce served with a citrusy cocktail named after our very own company!
After the chips, we had grilled eggplant with miso dressing, then Agedashi Dofu with a paired sake. There is no picture of the eggplant because it was eaten too quickly, and the picture of the tofu is half eaten because it was so appetizing, I forgot to capture it until it was mostly gone. The salad, which was raved about in Mr. Bauer’s review, was everything it was made out to be.
The food and drinks kept coming, and the party continued to become merrier and merrier as we all got to know each other and become closer. Not everyone that works for MIGHTYminnow works in our office in Oakland. It was the first time many of us had met face-to-face, and we had a lot of catching up to do!
Finally, the main course came out, which was either Fried Chicken or Striped Bass. Both were devoured by everyone at the table.
Dessert was just as delicious as the rest of the meal and was served family style with bite sized macaroons, brownies, pumpkin mouse, and chocolate mouse. This relaxed and cozy evening could not have ended on a better note. It was the perfect way to end the year and gave the company the spirit it needs to start 2013 off right.