photo above by by Marla Aufmuth
Friday, July 20, 2012
Luau in the fog ~ Tonga Room
Last night I attended a festive event at the Tonga Room in the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. This summer luau really convinced me I might be in a hotel in Hawaii and not in the fog of the Bay Area. I walked into the room filled with colorful lights, a "pool" in the middle complete with occasional thunderstorms and lightning ~ the inviting sounds of live music complete with ukelele. As the evening progressed and I sat with my friends "of the press", the dancers came onstage. A variety of Tahitian and Hawaiian traditional dances were performed during the evening while we enjoyed food from a sumputous buffet complete with large roasted pig. The event was billed to go for six hours but after only three, I was full and tired but felt thoroughly entertained ... I would heartily recommend this quarterly event to anyone in the San Francisco area for the future. We learned the next luau is scheduled for around Halloween time.
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