BY MICHELLE DICKSON
PHOTOGRAPHS BY BRIDGETT KAY PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC
The Global Customer Appreciation Event at Pittsburgh Marriott City Center was an international affair! Held in the newly updated Marriott Great Room, guests reveled in the room décor, which is based on the four most popular flag colors of all countries: red, blue, green, and yellow. Matching the theme was the party’s fare. Executive Chef Steve Rechtorik prepared several exciting and delicious hors d’oeuvres, including sesame tuna with pickled cucumber, shallots, and chili aioli; pan-roasted chicken with yam broccolini hash and jalapeño sauce; and salmon with tomato quinoa, popcorn shoots, and arugula with honey sherry vinaigrette. These creations were presented in clear spheres, on bamboo plates, in jam jars, and sake boxes. Guests also sipped on a speciality cocktail, the Singapore Sling, served in a blue cocktail glass. Entertainment was provided by Marty Mundy of Entertainment Unlimited, and the duo of “Kelly & Doug” was fantastic, making it a special night for guests! Director of Sales Brian Holupka says, “Our guests loved the new modern look of our lobby. They really appreciated all of the special touches that we did for them to make it a brilliant appreciation event.” Surely, it was an experience out of this world.