Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pictures Galore

April 26th, 5 p.m.: Reception Party at our host college, Tokyo Belle Epoque College of Confectionary (The first 9 pictures.)
Last night was truly amazing. Our host college threw us (Dr. Gray, Devin, CJ, Michael, Sam and myself) a Reception Party. When we arrived, we were given a menu of what was to be served during the party. After everyone arrived, we all gathered in an elegant room that resembled that of a cafe. We were welcomed by the owner of the college, famous chefs, and many others. It really warmed my heart to hear from several speeches last night that not only this college, but many other Jikei colleges throughout Japan and UWF have such strong relationships with one another for the past 20 years. It was then Dr. Gray`s turn to say a short speech then each of us from UWF had to say a short self introduction. Two famous chefs from nearby colleges said a few words after, then the party began.

The food served at the party put every show on the Food Channel to shame. Everything that was preapred was too beautiful to eat! After tasting practically everything, I came to the conclusion that everything preapred last night could only exists in two places: here at this gorgeous college in Japan and in heaven. In all honesty, money couldn`t buy what was prepared last night. The following pictures are a little out of order, but I breifly describe them.(Above) The last dessert that was prepared for us. A delicious fruit tart with a hallow white chocolate ball filled with sweet strawberry juice. (Below) Devin, modeling the fruit tart.
(Below) The chef who made the fruit tarts said a few words.
(Below) Micheal to the far left, Devin, Hama and Mikoto (the one holding the mug) in the middle. There`s the back of Dr. Gray behind Devin.
(Below) Michael`s "Delicious Design Coffee" prepared by Japan`s 3rd best chef. The leaf design was created by specific hand movents and cream.
(Below) My "Delicious Design Coffee" in the shape of a heart and a little leaf to the left. It`s absolutely adorbale and it was heaven in a cup. Truly tasty.
(Below) Several foods from the menu. Adorable and delicious!
(Below) Super cute dessert. I had a raspberry fruit tart and a macaroon. I said "Mmm" for about 10 minutes straight.

(Below) From left to right: Me, Sam, Hama, Mikoto.

Photo's below are from Sam:

(Above) From left to right, Shouta, Sam, Tsuyoshi.
(Below) Michael and Devin, all smiles.
(Below) Saki, Chimiko, Hama, Hama's friend.
(Below) Ito sensei and Sam.

(Below) Friends again. YAY.

(Below) The awesome guy who made our "Delicious Design Coffee."
(Below) Yoshi and Shogo.
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Missy said...

Oh my gosh! It looks like your having a blast!! I'm so happy for and please keep the blog and pictures coming! I can't wait to hear all about everything when you get back home though! Well enjoy the food and new friends and continue having a blast, cause you deserve this Chooch!

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