Category Archives: Progressive Dinner

Progressive Lunch – November 11, 2018

The day started out with the unique South Florida phenomenon of sunshine showers, but it didn’t deter the early risers who motored down to the home of Conrad Vazquez and Tania Santiago-Mirabel for a continental breakfast around the pool and under a tent as the last of the morning sun-showers tapered off.  Then it was on to the grounds of Eastridge Retirement Community where we parked on the lawn and put our cars on display for the residents, many of whom remembered their days behind the wheel of cars like those on display.  And then it was on to the home of Jay and Cheryl Mullininx who put out a luncheon spread that can only be described as sumptuous: roast beef, grilled chicken, potatoes with all the trimmings, and then the sugar-buzzing dessert selection.  Good food, good friends, and a beautiful day.  Thanks to all our hosts for opening their homes to us, Eastridge Retirement Community for inviting us, and to Manny and Millie Garcia for organizing this event.

By Philip Williams
Photos by Bob Squier, Philip Williams and Ira Shapiro

 

Progressive Dinner – November 4, 2017

The annual Progressive Dinner may change venues – that’s the whole idea – but the food and the friendship is always good.  On Saturday, November 4, we started out at the home of Philip Williams with a selection of appetizers – shrimp, cheese, and deli nibblers – then onward to the home of Cheryl and Jay Mullininx for a sumptuous dinner around the pool.  The menu started out with a mixed green salad followed by a buffet of beef tenderloin, chicken pot pie, potatoes au gratin, and a green bean casserole. All of them were homemade and delicious.  The desserts were too numerous to list here, but if you counted on cheesecake, ice cream, apple pie, lemon cake, and an assortment of cookies, you’d be off to a good start.  There were door prizes for the lucky ticket holders, but best of all it was a fun time with good friends, which is one of the reasons we like to get together and share a meal.

Photos by Bob Squier

Only three members brought their oldies to the dinner.

 

 

Progressive Dinner – November 5, 2016

Rain kept the car count to two.
1987 Porshce 924SJohn Layzell’s 1987 Porsche 924S
1988 Pontiac 6000 LE SafariPhilip Williams’s 1988 Pontiac Safari 6000 LE

This year’s Progressive Dinner was a smashing success with 41 of our members enjoying delicious foods at three locations.  Mother Nature was an uninvited guest with two short showers that kept the antique car turnout to two.

With appetizers at Bob and Ken’s home the evening was off to a good start.  It was a loud and gregarious group carrying on a variety of conversations only interrupted by returns to the platters to replenish their plates.  We then moved on to Ira and Susan’s for the main course.  Fortunately, most of the tables were on a covered patio so everyone was able to stay dry while they dined.  Manny Garcia led off with a description of what we would be served: Brazilian-style meats and sides served at the table. and he also told us about the door prizes: practical gifts for the auto enthusiast.  If you sat in a chair with a marker underneath you were a winner.  Once that was done we moved to the home of Maurice and Jean’s for coffee and dessert, dessert, dessert and more desserts.

The good spirits and comradery never faltered, but they are never in short supply at our club.

By Philip Williams
Photos by Bob Squier

Progressive Dinner – October 31, 2015

We held our annual Progressive Dinner on Saturday, October 31, 2015.  Even though it was Halloween, only three members showed up in costume and we had only four antique cars make the trip to the three destinations.  Still, it was a festive evening with good food and even better company with conversations ranging from memories of events past to car talk to theatre and to remembrances of childhood.  All in all it was a very enjoyable evening.

Thanks to our hosts, Philp Williams, Guy Lewis and Bob Squier, and to Mel Mann, Manny Garcia, Millie Valiente, Ira and Susan Shapiro and Maurice and Jean Hawa for making this whole production work.