Sunday, 31 October 2010

The diner dansant

Every year about now the Harmonie of St Suzanne hosts a dinner-dance. The purpose is to raise funds for the band, but it's also a really good excuse for a night out with great food and music. Come with plenty of friends.

The evening starts with a short concert from the Harmonie, after which the meal is served, with an entr'acte featuring entertainment from the Banda'Suzanne. After the meal, the dance music this year was provided by a four-piece cover band. It's quite a big event; there were 650 diners, and we broke a record, serving them all the fish course in 20 minutes. Here's a few pics and a video to give you an idea.



















5 comments:

Molly Potter said...

WOW WOW WOW

650 diners!!! That must be quite an atmosephere and a LOT of serving staff!

Mark In Mayenne said...

Outside caterers prepare the meal and they do a good job. Their huge lorry parked outside the hall had brought all the necessities, and they had even built a real charcoal barbeque outside the hall to cook the steaks. I was dead impressed.

The actual serving of the food is done by members of the Harmonie and their families, except those members who have chosen to pay for the the meal, who not only get a great evening out but avoid the hard work. Maybe I will do that next year.....

John said...

Sounds interesting Mark. When is it?

ReedBunting said...

Amazing!! The French have a real sense of community, they put us to shame!

Mark said...

I love the guy with the enormous horn - have to careful how you say that!

Looks pretty spectacular

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