The 2014 LPR Christmas Party was one for the books. We enjoyed delicious food, tasty drinks and, most importantly, great company. First, we were joined by a local brewer from 903 Brewers for a craft beer and artisan cheese tasting.

 

I think it's safe to say that the LPR crowd favorite was 903's new golden stout called, "The Land of Milk and Honey."

Christi, our resident beer nerd, was pretty excited about the whole thing.

 

Then, we sat down for a five-course, gourmet meal prepared by our friends at Vestals Catering.

Pretty soon, we won't be able to fit everyone at one table!

 

The menu included everything from roasted fennel and mushroom soup to a beautiful NY strip with fig reduction.

Gulf shrimp with mascarpone orzo, meyer lemon and tarragon

 

The gift exchange was surprisingly tame. Everyone walked away happy after only a few steals.

Blake and his shiny, new "Chillsner".

 

We were so glad our intern, Shelby, could join us for the festivities this year!

 

There were some other new faces this year, as well.

Kat & Tyler

 

The photo bomb opportunities were endless, but this one was the best of the night.

Christi and John (and Blake)

 

And, no party is complete without dessert.

Chocolate brownies, butterscotch mousse, gingerbread and more!

 

On behalf of the entire LPR team, we hope your holidays are filled with great memories, lots of love and a ton of JOY.

LPR Team