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Memphis Brooks Museum Avant Garde Party

on September 23, 2013

Last Sunday, I attended the Memphis Brooks Museum Avant Garde Party, an annual event for fellow level members and above.  I had really been looking forward to it, and it did not disappoint! 

When we arrived, there was a red carpet to welcome us, which was fun! 

Red Carpet for Brooks Museum Avant Garde Party

Red Carpet for Brooks Museum Avant Garde Party

We were greeted with our choice of wine or champagne before we ever even entered the museum. 

Welcome glass of wine or champagne

Welcome glass of wine or champagne

That’s my idea of a welcome!  There was live entertainment set up inside the museum as well as on the patio. 

Live Entertainment

Live Entertainment

They also had these neat little lounges arranged all over the place, indoors and out. 

Several lounges were set up all over the party.

Several lounges were set up all over the party.

The atmosphere was really artsy and fun!

The food was insane!  Servers were walking around carrying trays of things.  I had cold shrimp with a lemon vinaigrette, a sausage and rice ball with spicy mustard, and the single best thing of the night, which was crostini with tomato jam, smoked pork, and a verde sauce.  Yum!  Then there were several tables of food set up, too. 

Lots of food!

Lots of food!

Sandwiches, carving stations, potato bites, stuffed mushrooms, fried oysters, shrimp and grits, smoked chicken salad with roasted beets, and grilled veggie skewers were all there and more! 

Grilled veggie skewers

Grilled veggie skewers

Desserts included a watermelon and feta salad, custard bars, and some sort of yogurt soup with blueberries.  It was all so very good!

Drinks were freely flowing as well.  One of the stars was a station serving mint julep snow cones. 

Mint Julep Snow Cones

Mint Julep Snow Cones

These would be so perfect on a hot summer day.  There was also a bourbon bar with about 7 different kinds of bourbon set up. 

Bourbon Bar

Bourbon Bar

I tried a honey bourbon and a blackberry bourbon.  I was so surprised at how different bourbons can be.  I didn’t think I liked it other than in a mint julep (shocker since I went to college in Kentucky) but now I think I’m a bourbon convert.  They had the main bars set up on the patio serving wine, beer, martinis and a couple of specialty cocktails they made for the event.  The one I tried was called a Lazy Sunday Afternoon and featured basil vodka.

They also had corn hole set up on the patio, which we didn’t get a chance to play.  They had a ring toss game set up inside that we did play. 

Ring Toss

Ring Toss

We were given three rings each, and if we were able to toss one of our three rings onto a bottle, we got a Carroll Cloar poster (the summer exhibit at the museum).  I was lucky and won a poster!

This was also the last opportunity to tour the Carroll Cloar exhibit so I had to take one last peek at it.

Carroll Cloar Exhibit

Carroll Cloar Exhibit

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