One for the Books – An Evening at the Boston Public Library

July 23, 2013

An affair to go down in the books!  Our fun-filled June included an elegant evening at the Boston Public Library - and one not soon forgotten at that.

Following a green carpet entry, guests were welcomed into the Library by a baroque trio atop the grand staircase.  A temporary “barricade” was actually a gorgeous visual – orchids were scattered down the staircase keeping guests on the first floor for cocktails.  Since the night was clear and beautiful, most guests were found mingling in the courtyard where sounds from a jazz trio permeated the air.

During the cocktail hour, guests had the opportunity to explore the library hosted by library tour guides. The tours highlighted the architecture of Charles Follen McKim and Philip Johnson, along with the works of famous sculptors and painters including John Singer Sargent.

Following cocktails, guests dined upstairs in the beautiful barrel-arched ceiling of Bates Hall, the Abbey Room, Chavannes Gallery, Courtyard Terrace, Boylston Room and the Elliot Room. A unique menu created by The Catered Affair took the guests on a journey through Boston’s Past, Present and Future. Not only was the menu extremely creative – it was also delicious!  From traditional Boston baked beans and cod cakes to lobster rolls and liquid nitrogen ice cream, every palette was pleased.

From weather to decor, food to music, plus such a fun group of guests – it truly was an evening to remember.


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