Annual Christmas Party - November 30th - December 5th, 2004
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Day by Day Plan:

Tuesday, November 30th 2004
Welcome Drinks @ Freddy's Bar, Hotel De L'Europe - 6:30pm
Dinner @ Tempo Doeloe, an Indonesia restaurant - 8pm
After Dinner Drinks @ Cafe Otten @ 11pm

Wednesday, December 1st 2004
Pre-Dinner Drinks @ Harry's Bar - 6:00pm
Dinner @ Supper Club - 7:30pm
After Dinner Drinks @ TBD @ 11pm

Thursday, December 2nd 2004
Kat & Family:
Tour of Holland via private car including Hoge Veluwe. 11am - 6pm
Personal night out
Maria & Michael:
Private Dinner Cruise 5pm - 8pm
Walking Tour of City Highlights 8:30pm - 11pm
Nightcap 11pm - 12pm

Friday, December 3rd 2004
Dinner @ Kung Fu - 6:00pm
Pre-Party Xmas Celebration @ Cafe Otten @ 9pm

Saturday, December 4th 2004
Cocktail Party @ Suite #424, Hotel De L'Europe @ 6pm
Appetizers @ Suite #425, Hotel De L'Europe @ 6:30pm
Dinner @ Stijlkamer II, Hotel De L'Europe @ 7:30pm
After Dinner Drinks @ Freddy's Bar, Hotel De L'Europe @ 11pm Late Night Cocktails @ Suite #424, Hotel De L'Europe @ 1am


Cocktail Party in Suite 424 - Start Time: 6pm
24 Heineken Beers / 12 Amstel
2 bottles Taittinger Brut Réserve
1 bottle 2002 Sancerre Domaine Paul Prieur, Verdigny
1 bottle 2002 Macon-Chardonnay, Domaine Talmard
1 bottle 2001 Bernardus Sauvignon Blanc, Montery County, California
2 bottles 2000 Château Peyrelonque, Saint-Emilion, grand cru, Mise d’origine
1 bottle 1999 Shug Pinot Noir, Carneros, California, U.S.A.
1 bottle of Campari, Bols Genever, Soutern Comfort, Bombay Sapphire gin, Martini Bianco, Ketel 1 Vodka, Makers Mark & Talisker Whisky, Bottles of Lemonade, Club Soda, Tonic, Still & Sparkling water, Garnish; olives, limes, lemon, cocktail-shaker

Appetizers - Start Time 6:30pm
Luxury butter toasts (one of each): For 13 people
Cocotte stuffed with red perch and leek
Poached quail eggs, spinach, herbs sauce
Chicken nuggets
Veal tartar with capers
In addition:
4 baskets of Dim Sum
24 Oysters on the half shell with Mignonette and Tabasco sauce on the side

The 2004 Christmas in Amsterdam Menu - Start time: 7:30pm

Lobster salad with olive oil, curl of raw duck liver with seasalt
Salade de homard à l’huile d’olive, copeau de foie de canard cru à la fleur de sel
Served with 1995 or older vintage Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs

Oyster soup with horseradish and espelette soup (Demitasse)
Served with 2001 Framingham Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

Scallops, leek with tarragon, saffron juice
Coquilles Saint Jacques à la coque, fondue de poireau à l’estragon, jus de safran
Served with 1999 Puligny-Montrachet, Domaine E. Sauzet, Mise d’origine

Sorbert (Spoom):
Christmas Surprise

Clear beef soup with curry “Lady Curzon” (Demitasse)
Consommé de boeuf au curry “Lady Curzon “
Served with 2000 Château Peyrelonque, Saint-Emilion, grand cru, Mise d’origine

Main Course:
Fillet of lamb, tomato & onion compote with chives, zucchini flower caviar of aubergines
Filet d’agneau, compote de tomate et d’oignon aux cives , courgette à la fleur au caviar d’aubergine
Served with 2000 Merlot “Sacred Hill Special Selection”, Hawke’s Bay, New Zeeland

Cheese Plate:
A small sampling selection of local and imported cheeses

Bavarian egg nog
Bavarois à la liqueur d’oeufs

Coffee, Tea, and a Selection of Chocolates

After Dinner Drinks and Cigars

Noel after-party in Freddy’s Bar -Start time: 11:00pm

Late Night Cocktails -Start time: 1:00am

Sunday, December 5th 2004
Kat & Parents, Byron, and Maria:
Open Day - Personal Choice
Pub-Crawl with the Brothers @ 3pm
For Everyone:
Final Night Celebration @ Cafe Otten @ 9pm

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