Silicon Valley Software Company makes a splash at the Asian Art Museum:
One of Silicon Valley’s most notable software developers wowed its employees and guests with the most elaborate party of the holiday season. The bash celebrated the grand opening of the San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum and showcased arts, customs and foods from across the Asian continent.
To kick the evening off, young performers dazzled the guests with a greeting steeped in tradition yet alive with energy. Stilt walkers stalked and ribbon dancers flutters, Chinese lion dancers shimmied and Taiko drummers pounded out the rhythm of the ages. Old as the customs were, equally young were the performers – all were under age 12.
Pure enchantment filled the museum’s halls. Candlelight and flame-inspired lighting by Gobo’s lent a glow to the travertine finish, and breathtaking floral burst into the spaces like fireworks.
Dan McCall’s Asian delicacies were the perfect culinary complement.
At stations and passed by butlers, guests dipped into an array of Asian tastes – sushi, sashimi, fresh crab cocktails and giant prawns; chicken skewers, carved beef, stir-fry; and finally, a host of exotic desserts.
Then it was time to play.
The party featured something for everyone:
* Digital photo ops
* Hand-painted fans, personalized for each guest
* Henna tattooing
Audio entertainment featured music from the Far East and closer to home:
* Japanese koto
* Sitar and tabla
* Big City Revue, San Francisco’s premier party band, which kept guests rockin’ on the dance floor
Gee Yung’s Lion Dancers led the guests to the Museum’s second level for a full performance.
Valet Parking by Soiree.
All the elements combined in perfect harmony took guests a world away for a night they’ll never forget.