This week brought me office christmas parties 2 and 3.
On Monday we went first to the Market for some Glühwein (mulled wine) and when we got cold walked on towards "Beach 38" (http://www.beach38.de/en/), a beach club in the eastern part of Munich. It is a beach volleyball club/party location where you can stick your feet in the sand, have cocktails and play volleyball. In summer it's awesome with a great outdoor area. Most of us chose burgers with fries, which were really yummy but we were sitting too close to the doors to get the full, carribean feeling. Still, due to my lovely colleagues it was a great night out.
After a very busy and emotional rollercoaster week on Thursday it was time for party number 3 at the very stylish "Marais Soir" in Munichs Westend. There were about twenty of us placed in the cosy, anthrazite-painted separee, with an orb form light installation on the wall.
Although not usually a fan of the French Cuisine, I have to admit the food was amazing and the wine excellent. We had a four-course meal consisting of a tuna starter followed by fish ravioli, beef in red wine-sauce and finally chocolate tarts.
The Grauburgunder Grassnitzberg from Polz in Südsteiermark, Austria is one I recommend wholeheartedly! Unfortunately being there with all the departments bosses I had to show some very un-Heidi-like reserve and couldn't drink as much as I would have liked.
The staff was very attentive and one of my three bosses gave me his dessert - or more like my just deserts!
Stay tuned for tomorrows adventures in the countryside and this years visit to the christmas market at Wasmeiers Bauernhofmuseum (outdoor museum village).