The Austin Wielansky Bar Mitzvah 9/9/2006

WARNING: THE BLOG YOU ARE ABOUT TO READ WILL CAUSE SEVERE HUNGER AND THE NEED TO PLAN AN INCREDIBLE EVENT. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Suprise! I don’t just do fabulous weddings! Sometimes I get to be a kid again and plan wonderful young adult parties. And ladies and gentlemen, this magical event raised the “bar” for all bar and bat mitzvahs.

Maureen (Mo) Wielansky and I met well over a year ago and started the ball rolling. As months went by, I realized that Craig and Maureen were going to create a culinary experience like none other for their guests. And I just adore them both…they were so gracious and encouraged all my “out of the box” concepts and ideas. So we mixed Wielansky Family energy with a little Rob magic and the results were spectacular.

Well… I liked the passed hors d’oeuvres with the white glove service.

AND
the Frozen Seafood Raw Bar created out of carved blocks of ice with Austin’s photos inside featuring Red Snapper Ceviche, Gulf Shrimp and Lobster Tail.

AND
the Italian Risotto Station with three fantastic risottos including a Venetian Black Risotto with elaborate crisps and wafer garnishes.

AND
the Exotic Game Carving Station with Wild Boar, New Zealand Lamb, Pheasant with Fois Gras and Duck.

AND
the Hand rolled Sushi Station with Eel and Salmon.

And then we rang the dinner chimes…

Guests entered the Ballroom transformed into a Sports Arena featuring live commentary from “The Wide World of Austin”. Austin’s favorite colors were used in a brilliant kalidescope of colors. Cobalt blue chair covers featured sport jerseys over the back of each chair. Mylar and floral centerpieces featuring various sport players graced each table. Life size Austin photos were in strategic places about the room.

Guests then dined on Tomato and Mozzarella Salad, Beef Tenderloin and Florida Grouper and the AMAZING Chocolate Orange Mousse Bomb with Caramel Sauce.

Austin and his young adult guests were the most well behaved group of young adults we had ever seen. They appreciated every minute, ate every bite and had a ball! Reggie rocked the house with his dance troop and Mr. Austin led the pack on the dance floor. Remember Austin, Rob is the king of smooth moves at the Coronado. Go John Travolta someplace else.

Austin is an amazing young man and I can only hope to have a son as great as he is.

The Family had created a video which made you both laugh and cry…from the costumes to the Saturday Night Live skits, it was the best I have ever seen. Priceless!

That night as I dragged the 20 or so extra pounds I had inhaled home, I giggled my head off thinking over the night’s events…I had also had 3 Smoothie drinks. Maureen and Craig, I wish you had more children! I will miss you all and I salute you for making such a special night for your son and guests.

I know as the guests waddled home, they did too.

Rob

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