Friday, August 30, 2013

That Time I Was Invited to an Event for No Apparent Reason

Quite a title, eh?

Well it was quite an event!

You know when you get real mail and basically toss all of it?

I almost did that with an invite to a Cadillac event.

Mid-toss-to-trash I saw the logo and was intrigued. 

Reading the description of free food and drinks and a special registration code further piqued my interest.

Needless to say, I registered.

I don't care why I was invited to a Cadillac event but I was sure going to pretend like I belong there. Andrew, too.

Last night we ventured to The River East Arts Center for the Cadillac Road to Table event
Super swanky venue. I had no idea what to expect. 

After signing in we were whisked away to a test drive!

I'm sorry, what?!?!

Andrew drove us to the restaurant for the evening.

Again, what?!?!?!

Yep! We drove down Lakeshore Drive in this lovely vehicle with the city twinkling in the background. 
Not too bad for a Thursday.

We drove to Perennial Virant, another swanky location, for a scrumptious meal.  

There were appetizers and fruity cocktails, a tour of the kitchen with the chef and a three-course meal paired with wines. I basically rolled out of there. 

Oh and after my roll, I hopped in an Escalade to be escorted back to the River East Arts Center. What did we find there? Oh, more cars and desserts. Wowsah.

So why did I get this invite in the mail?
I wish I could tell you.

We sat next to a doctor and a scientist couple.
We were probably the youngest couple in attendance.
I walk to work and might drive a handful of times in a year.
Andrew drives his car once a week. Maybe. To the grocery store.
I'm also in debt for the rest of my life (thanks, Georgetown).

Yep, no idea why we were invited but we sure had a good time.

While drooling over the new cars that will be officially released this fall one of the saleswomen described all of the different engines to us. I had no idea what she was talking about but I nodded and said the "oohs" and "ahhs" in the right places. After my eyes glazed over she asked what engine we prefer.

My response: "Go big or go home, right?"

You can't take me anywhere.

Have a great weekend!