In a previous post, I discussed a professional women’s networking event my friend and I co-founded titled Beyond Brunch Detroit. In a nutshell (if you’ve yet to read my post), we wanted to create an informal environment where professional women from various sectors could come together, talk business and network over brunch – because, well, who doesn’t love brunch?!
This weekend, we held our first event at La Dulce in Royal Oak. Our guest speaker was Nikki Little, Social Media Director at Identity Public Relations; it was such an awesome opportunity to engage with her and learn from her story and career experience. It was great meeting a number of women from different fields, as well as having a number of our sorority sisters who came out to support.
Of course, being at a new restaurant, I have to talk about the amazing food. I tend to be a bit of a picky eater, so when I saw what the limited banquet menu had to offer, I got a little nervous. However, everything I had was absolutely spectacular!
For the first course, we had the choice between the house salad, brussel sprout salad, or pumpkin soup. I chose the brussel sprout salad which consisted of shredded brussel sprouts, grated cheese (tasted like Parmesan), toasted pine nuts, and a lemon viniagrette. I’d give it a 9/10 mostly because the vinegar overpowered the lemon a bit too much for my liking, but I got over it fairly quickly.
The main course featured five choices (see menu above). While many opted for the lamb burger, I went with the garlic shrimp and rice. It was absolutely fantastic, 8/10 only because it did not fill me up and tasted phenomenal!
The third and final course was dessert. I got super excited when I saw beignets on the menu because I’ve been having withdrawls from New Orleans. However, they are not the same beignets you’ll find in NOLA; 1/10 for disappointment, but 10/10 for taste.
Overall, it turned out to be a successful event, and we are so incredibly excited for our next event. Be sure to sign up for our bi-weekly newseltter and follow Beyond Brunch Detroit on social media!