To Yala is to wander this world with intention, a joyful step and an open heart. It is to delight in the right now and to embrace what's next. To Yala is to see, share and believe absolutely in the beauty of simple.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Yala's Holiday Dinner at the Ashland Springs Hotel
Yala's holiday party is something everyone looks forward to all year long! Founder Nancy always picks a beautiful venue with delicious food and amazing wine. This year we were fortunate to gather in the Crystal Room at the Ashland Springs Hotel. The chef at the hotel won the local Food and Wine competition that took place in November, and the food was AMAZING!
Erica, Chelsea, Amanda and Rachel
Bran, Nancy and Naomi
Rachel and Tif
Grant and Erin
The holiday party is a good excuse for us to get all dressed up and bring that special person in our lives to meet and mingle with each other. Everyone is close both in and out of work, and the holiday party is a welcome occasion to relax and enjoy ourselves!
Wolfgang and Kristen
Linda and Glen
Caitlin and Jeff
Justin and Lauren
Nancy gives a heartfelt toast thanking all of Yala's employees for another amazing year full of exciting changes and hard work. 2011 marked the beginning of transitioning our brand from DreamSacks to Yala.
I'm sure you are dying to see what was on the menu...
Oven Roasted Filet of Salmon with Smoked Tomato Beurre Blanc
and Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
Panko Breaded Chicken Cordon Bleu with Herb Cream Sauce
Stuffed with House made Tasso Ham and Gruyere with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
Acorn Squash stuffed with Fresh Herb Vinagrette and Jasmine Rice
It is also tradition at our annual holiday dinner to present Nancy, Larry and Chelsea with a little something from the Yala staff to show OUR appreciation for them. This year we all contributed in donating to Habitat for Humanity in their name. A special thanks to our founders for another wonderful holiday party and cheers to what's ahead in 2012!