Following the 2011 SEARCH board retreat, SEARCH chair Joann Roth-Oseary hosted a stunning harvest dinner at her home. Cocktails and appetizers were enjoyed in her cozy living room lit by candles and warmed by good friends enjoying the crackling fireplace.
Board members were escorted into the dining room for dinner. The sprawling dining table was dressed in hunter green textured linen embellished with a runner of fall foliage, candles and hand-blown glass flowers. Overhead, a designer chandelier was created from mahogany twigs, hanging amber glass votives and clear crystal baubles that sparkled by candlelight.
A gourmet dinner was formally served by the Someone's in the Kitchen staff. Guests enjoyed a first course of Pumpkin Ravioli presented in mini pumpkins.
For the entree, guests chose between Filet Mignon ...
.. or Miso Soy Glazed Sea Bass ...
... or Chicken Pot Pie. Accompaniments were broccolini, baby carrots and Potatoes Anna.
To thank the generous board "angels," dessert featured a white chocolate angel that sat atop a gold dusted chocolate bombe, surrounded by a cloud of spun sugar.
Late into the night, board members enjoyed after-dinner drinks, coffee and mini pastries while chatting with industry peers.
At the SEARCH Foundation board retreat: (from top left) Jason Brown, Richard LoGuercio, Larry Green, Janet Elkins, Michael Cerbelli, John Daly, Corinne Dudine, Kim Romano, Rick Turner and David Fischette. (From bottom left) Pauline Hoogmoed, Larry Talarico, Andrea Michaels, Sasha Souza, Joann Roth-Oseary, Erika Lohmar, Joella Hopkins and Kelly Dolan. SEARCH will host its annual fundraiser at The Special Event 2012 on Jan. 26; find out more here.