Tango Christmas milongas
Milongas at this time of year deck themselves with Christmas tinsel, as does just about every other school, business, association - and so we ventured out in the rain to the Tango Synergy Christmas milonga this week. Run by this hugely energetic and inventive tango club this milonga has formed its own following, just as they all do. They hold their milonga in a restaurant with a good parquet floor which can be made into a huge dance floor - and they certainly needed this on Wednesday when there must have been about 80 people. It is a great venue! and the music by DJ Hosanna (who also runs the billandgeorge milongas) was excellent. (The photo was taken by David Storm in July).
The president and vice-president, who are clearly practised performers, put on a display, which was fun.
The only downside to the whole night was the food. I have to confess that I am a foodie. I love good food, I have been passionate about cooking, fresh organic produce and new foods for decades! and two of my family work in top Sydney restaurants... and on this night I was sitting opposite a chef. So when the orders were taken in haphazard fashion things did not look good. When the wine glasses did not arrive, nor the drinks that had been ordered, and we had to fetch them ourselves things were not getting better. By the time the stale bread, the cold ravioli and the salad dressed in sour balsamic arrived things were going downhill... and when the bill arrived and the change was short 3 times we knew we would never eat there again. (The rest of the food was mediocre and not worth mentioning). So for dancing it is a great venue - and I am delighted that the organisers are giving their door money to the restaurant because it will hopefully mean that those of us who like to dance will not feel obliged to eat there.