In keeping with our Dinner Party Debate tradition, our December event will be a fun and lighthearted (albeit thought-provoking) holiday party during which we will contemplate our deepest personal values. :o) In a variation of the "white elephant" party game, guests will select wrapped gifts from a grab bag and then decide whether to keep them or, alternatively, to take one of the gifts previously selected by another guest. However, these will be no ordinary "gifts"; each one will have a written attachment with profound consequences and implications for the recipient, and perhaps for all of humanity as well. Whenever a gift is selected it will become reality in our hypothetical holiday world. During this festive and heartwarming season when we strive to honor all that is good and decent and right, maybe we should ask ourselves this simple question: what exactly is good and decent and right?
There is no special menu for this event, so we may order from Brio's regular dinner menu as we choose. The event itself is free and all are welcome, but a small donation to help cover the costs of the party would be very much appreciated! :o) Please note that gifts will be purchased in advance based on the RSVP count, so cancellations will be very problematic for this event.
We will meet in the lobby of Brio Tuscan Grille (located in the Winter Park Village shopping plaza) at 3:45 and our group will be seated promptly. The seating that the restaurant is providing us with is at a holiday premium, so please keep your RSVP's current and only reserve a place if you truly believe that you will be able to attend! As usual, I will be asking everybody with a "yes" RSVP to provide a contact number, as I may call in order to confirm attendance. If I am ultimately unable to reach someone then his or her RSVP will be changed to a "no" and, if there is a waiting list, the open seat will be given to the first person on the list to accept the computer-generated email invitation. Because our room may be booked for another party immediately after ours, and to ensure an uninterrupted flow of conversation, it is important that guests arrive promptly and we begin the event on time.
Best wishes for a happy holiday season! :o)