We have moved back upstairs in the Consistory building for our meetings and we really like the more intimate atmosphere of the Scottish Rite Classroom. The Blue Lodge Room was just to large for our small Lodge.
Our meetings are purposely short and we accomplish our business in right around an hour
|Picture from Proof Web Site.|
|Brothers on my right.|
|and left. One a lawyer and one in law school...They always have an interesting discussion.|
Roasted beet salad with beet/balsamic marshmallow, pistachio piccada, and goat cheese cream.
This was my salad and I had duck. I don't usually eat duck but the server recommended it and it was wonderful. Kevin said that his scallops were perfectly prepared. Their menu changes from time to time. I was very satisfied as were most of the Brothers. One of them had a little difficulty with the slowness of getting the check and I do have to admit that they did not bring the silver out in a timely manner. (We had to ask for it.) I was trying to figure out how I was going to eat the salad with the knife from my cheese. But they did bring it and since I was in no hurry I was not as upset as he was.
The food was really well presented and it was delicious. I would recommend going back there again. I found the place on my phone app. One of the brothers looked it up on his phone app and saw that it had an 89% rating. I have no problem with that. Food was great - atmosphere perhaps a little sterile for my taste (I like opulence) - staff - welcoming and pleasant (could have been just a little more attentive) - chairs - not quite as tall as I need for my long legs but adequate. Company - tremendous. I had a good time.
Oh on a side note.. Someone came up to me as I sat down. I had my hat on as there was no place to put it. He said he thought I looked like John Huston.. Not sure I should be flattered as he is dead. Later one of the women who was with him came over and asked me if I was a client at a Des Moines Firm...They must have been discussing who I was as she was from the same table as the guy who said I looked like John Huston. She got my name...Weird..