est. restaurant | celebrating long service at work

I was just a wee lass when I started working for Dimension Data (or ComTech as it was then called). Of course they demonstrated vision & forward thinking hiring a university drop-out with a pierced tongue and black nails.

I reckon it all paid off (if I do say so myself); I must be doing something right to have kept my job all these years! DD has nurtured and challenged my career and above all, it continues to be an exciting place to work.

my invitation
my invitation

Once you reach long service status (10 years+) you join the illustrious 10 Year Dinner Club which holds the honour of yearly dining with fellow long service colleagues and the senior execs at a fancy schmancy restaurant. As with all most ICT organisations, alcohol is always flowing in excess and it’s a privilege to dine at one of Sydney’s top restaurants; the 3 hat awarded est. 

121201323566There were a little over 80 people (partners included) at the Sydney dinner club which included colleagues from our Canberra office and we mingled & chatted for about an hour with champagne and canapes (freshly shucked Sydney rock oysters & lobster salad spoons), before we sat down to listen to a short speech from our CEO.


Left: I ordered the Italian buffalo mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, tarragon, sumac vinaigrette
Centre: Moreton bay bug, wombok, coconut, giner, chilli, kaffir lime, coriander
Right: salad of spanner crab, avocado, fresh corn, lime, gem lettuce, mint

main courses
main courses

Top: glazed beef cheek, caramelized onion, shaved cucumber, grilled leeks, celtuce leaf puree
Centre: I ordered the steamed Murray cod fillet, shaved abalone, snow peas, black fungi, ginger-green shallot vinaigrette
Bottom: pan roasted lamb rib eye, smoked eggplant, baby onions, lemon olive oil


Left: toasted almond bavarois, coffee biscuit sponge, peach jelly, buttermilk sorbet
Top Right: valrhona chololate arlette, apricots, tarragon, apricot granita
Bottom Right: petit fours

121201323552Colleagues Amy & Robin, Juan-Carlos & Pete, Jay & I

We had a super fun night catching up about work, family, wedding plans, new babies, holidays & all sorts of tipsy chatter. Til next year!

Published by thisismelly

Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

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