The BC Chapter of MPI celebrated this month at Waterview.  A large group of influential players in the meeting and events industry from around the province gathered to recognize and celebrate excellence in their industry.

View through the floor to ceiling windows of Waterview, the hustle and bustle of the busy waterfront provided the perfect aquatic backdrop for the Cruisin’ into Summer event theme.  Soaring seaside views and modern décor were a perfect pairing for a spectacular soiree.  A venue full of professional meeting and event planners are a discerning group, so we were thrilled to have a room full of happy guests.

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Calling all sailors! The team from Meetings Yukon

A nautically chic palette of ocean blue, white and classic red for the décor was high on charm.  Sleek lounge furniture was arranged to encourage mingling and socializing in comfort.

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Photo Credit Jon Benjamin Photography

Guests dined on the following delicacies from the acclaimed kitchen of Culinary Capers Catering and Special Events.

Passed Hors D’oeuvre

Crab cake with red pepper jelly

Honey roasted lamb on a potato crisp with lemon mayonnaise and fresh fennel salad

Vegan salad roll with a julienne of Thai basil and mint-scented vegetables served with chili lime dip

Appetizer

Fromage Blanc Salad
grilled fruit and pecans, housemade fresh cheese, mixed greens, grilled seasonal fruit, quinoa pecan crumble, salted tomato, papaya, smoked chili and mint dressing

 Main

Cornish Game Hen, thyme jus, morel and chanterelle wild mushrooms, rustic potato cake with herbed and smashed young potatoes with olive oil and Italian parsley and seasonal vegetables tossed in herb butter

The show stopper - Dessert

Classic Baked Alaska
Chocolate cake topped with strawberry ice cream and finished with fluffy meringue.

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Plating Fromage Blanc Salad. Photo Credit Jon Benjamin Photography

Behind the scenes, the experienced kitchen team from Culinary Capers assembles the salad course for the evening.

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Crab Cake with red pepper jelly. Photo Credit Jon Benjamin Photography

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Partygoers. Photo Credit Jon Benjamin Photography

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Cornish Game Hen