We had a great time at this restaurant yesterday at the Center for Disability Rights' holiday party.
We missed the party last year because of finances but we decided to spend some money and go this year.
It was an extremely reasonable group rate ($20 a person if you are a member of the Center, $23 for non-members) for the wonderful meal they provide. We both had the salmon and it was delicious. And for dessert, some awesome tiramisu.
No, I didn't photograph the food.
This urn caught my eye in the foyer. Who is that guy on the urn? Some famous Roman?
Speaking of famous folks, Ralph was a member of the Center's board for many years, and served as President for three of them.
He scoped out the restaurant in 2003 when he was President, and recommended to the Center director that the organization hold its Christmas party there.
For the past three months he has been working at the Center part-time as a transition coordinator.
The fact he has a job is something for which I am extremely grateful, after more than a year of unemployment (not counting that horrible substitute teaching work he had).
This is Marc, the Center's director. He's a sociable chap. I've always liked him a lot, even before he hired Ralph. Really!Marc is an attorney who is a tireless advocate for the disabled. He uses two hearing aids and is a pro at reading lips.
Antonio, the restaurant manager, remembered Ralph and called him "boss." He greeted me with a hug and a kiss. I was taken aback, never expecting him to remember me. He even asked us about our kids.
After dinner there was a grab-bag. I got an Albuquerque Dangler.
And I didn't even have to go to New Mexico.
Stay tuned for photos.