It was a full house at the MESH café. Team SAR served dinner to 26 guests and packed meals to go for a family of seven who were not able to make it on time.
Sarah Steindel was the menu planner and top chef for the evening, assisted by Charlie Steindel, Susan Anderson, and myself. Servers were Lou Hammerman, Marvin Hammerman, and Matt Rosen, assisted by MESH staffers Adrianne and Rah, and our extraordinary teens Siona, Amalya, and Matt. Lou also did his usual outstanding job of cleaning up.
For a starter, we used the salad that had been prepared for Saturday’s cancelled Kiddush luncheon served with sliced bread. This was followed by a main course of Chicken-chickpea-zucchini stew served over couscous with a side of roasted broccoli and carrots. Desert was cookies and fruit. We used the oranges and grapes that had been prepared for Kiddush and also cut up some leftover apples from the frig. There were also candy canes donated by a woman who works for Lou.
As remarked by Matt (Rosen), it was a pleasure to end the evening, after the hectic food preparation and serving, with some time to schmooze with our guests. We’re already planning and looking forward to Team SAR’s next MESH night.
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