Tuesday, August 15, 2006

My Work Place

Over the last few months, Wild Rice restaurant where I work has had quite a few parties booked and I have had to arrange some of them. The table settings and flower arrangements depend on the purpose of the occasion.

Wild Rice

For example, in the picture below, we arranged this table for a dinner meeting and it took us one hour to get it perfect.

Wild Rice rest

And in the following picture, we arranged a huge party at the Temple of Literature where we served almost 200 people. It took us 3 hours to arrange these tables.

Van Mieu party -Wild Rice rest

Moon River Retreat is a peaceful place which has four rooms with garden and river views. This is one of the most popular boutique destinations now. With Vietnamese design in the old house and the guest rooms and a garden with starfruit trees, along with the view of the Red River will make a stay here really memorable.

Moon River Retreat

I always enjoy organising parties for work or for myself, I don't know why. Maybe it's because I have been working in the tourist industry for a long time. I suppose there is some satisfaction in this kind of work, making a place look nice and seeing the guests' reactions.

19 comments:

Monika said...

wow

beautiful setting

Tim Rice said...

I'm impressed. There must a lot of knowledge and skill in setting up banquets like that.

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog for a while. It brings back a lot of memories about Vietnam for me. Just a curiosity, are you gay?

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

You are VERY GOOD at what you do. The table settings are very nice and look very appealing. I wish I was eating at both of these places...the atmosphere is lovely.

junebee said...

Wow, those look like the best tables at the highest-class NY restaurants!

I used to enjoy arranging the table when I was a teen and my mother had big family dinners. Now I haven't got the patience for it!

Do you want to open your own restaurant some day?

black feline said...

the lighting is simply stunning! world class!

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Wow! says monika and so do I! I really am breathless. These are beautiful table settings very elegant looking.
Thanks for passing by.

Jackson said...

wow....u r so great !!! Such a wondeful and elegent settings! WHat kind of food do yr restaurant serve?

lazy bee said...

The table setting & ambient are wonderful. I really enjoy your posts and photographs. They're such a joy to read. They just make me want visit VN and dine at these places.

Cergie said...

I think it may be interesting to be one of your friends !
Ehehe!

I know some guys [ 3 in fact ] who learned to work in a restaurant.
One even is so good [ he is excellent in a restaurant, more than when he was pupil ! ] he is working now in the restaurant "la tour d'argent", one of the most famous in Paris.
These guys like very much organising parties for their family or friends like you do...
In fact, their job is their pleasure.

Trish said...

wow, beautiful :)

Anonymous said...

so are you an american? your business is in vietname/? r u there now? i am very interested in knowing more email me vickyng595@yahoo.com

Vikkissty said...

Do you work in vietnam? hmm... I'm confused! I have endless questions to ask you!

Godknows said...

Hi all,
thanks for all comments.
this restaurant serves Vietnamese food . But it's going down since i left due to many many complained about food and service, its more populare for tour companies.

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