This past Thursday evening (December 16) we had our spectacular year-end party celebrating LMA’s 20th anniversary, which is coming up at the beginning of January. Held at the Drake Underground in the Drake Hotel in Toronto’s West End, the event was a great mix of staff, clients and friends of LMA for a total of about 65 people. The party followed a 60s theme in accordance with the hit AMC show Mad Men – top hats, thin ties, beehives, pocket squares and retro dresses galore! The venue was immaculately arranged to match the theme with vintage movies projecting onto screens and old-fashioned furniture in a lounge format.
Now let’s talk about the food. Our own llamas Jerry Grymek and Sam Mogelonsky spent months meticulously prepping the menu with a great assortment of tastes ranging from sushi to vegetarian samosas to greasy grilled cheese sandwiches. Mini quiches filled with cheddar and truffle oil delighted the palate with hot chocolate shots to wash it down. The Drake’s chicken is one of their delicacies and they were certain not to disappointment. The mix of Southern fried chicken and tandoori skewers with accompanying sauces worked perfectly to coat the stomach amidst champagne and martinis. In addition to the regular drinks, the Drake mixologists crafted a Llama-tini specially for the party – sleek combo of pineapple juice, champagne, grenadine and cointreau.
All in all, the food was exquisite and the party was a great way to cap off 20 years of hard work. Larry even gave a speech, which is a hard occasion unto itself! Become our fan on Facebook to view the full album of pictures taken from the event. Thanks to the Drake Hotel and staff for helping organize this event!