Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Google PSO Christmas Party

Given the current economic state, Google cut back this year on the Christmas party from last year, so no huge "blow out" but instead, had smaller parties among each team. William's team is PSO, the Partner Solutions Organization, and they had their party at a Brazilian steakhouse, Pampas, in Palo Alto. They rented out the entire restaurant and it was filled with Google employees and their partners- I was so happy that I was still able to attend :-)
We actually enjoyed this type of party because it made for a more condusive enviroment to carry on conversation, and the food was incredibly good. It was the best salad bar that I have ever had at a brazilian restaurant. They had a great banana vinegrette, cocount mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, grilled red peppers- and lots more. They brought around the meat on the skewers- our favorites were the turkey wrapped in bacon, spicy pork, and chicken wings. And of course the grilled pineapple. They also had dessert- a yummy brownie with a chocolate nut ice cream.
I loved the ambiance of the restaurant- we sat upstairs in the loft type area. It was great to be able to get to know William's co-workers better, and I even made a friend from it.

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