Saturday night, after the shower (and, for Mark, the UTvUTEP game) we headed downtown to Arthouse at the Jones Center's Raucous Bacchus TOGA PARTY! (No, we didn't wear togas- but, little did we know, we wouldn't have been out of place with a helmet and an bed sheet draped asymmetrically across our shoulders...)
Our friends, Sean and Ruth, joined us for a Roman-style banquet complete with on-table kegs and appropriately toga-ed servers. The food was delicious, and the recreation of Rome was an interesting experience to say the least. The event was catered by Fete Accompli... and I will be searching for a recipe to mimic their Beef Tenderloin with Truffled Tomato Sauce. Truffled Tomato Sauce? Yes, it is good.
And, Mark and I 'competed' in our first ever live auction... and successfully bid on a trip to Miami during its Art Basel event this December. Quite exciting! (And, the good thing is, after all the red wine and table-tapped beer, we still remembered that we won!)
Plus, our contributions help Arthouse close the gap on their reconstruction fundraising goal. It's an amazing art venue, that will, once re-construction is complete, be a beacon for contemporary art in Austin. We're happy to be a part of it!