Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Pig and Gumbo Fest

This past Saturday, AIM had its first annual Pig and Gumbo Fest. We had 82 pounds of suckling pig, two huge pots of Gumbo, homemade bread pudding, home brewed AIM Ale and lots of nice people.

We believe that the key to our success as a company is to serve our clients. We don't work for a brokerage firm or mutual fund company; we work for our clients just as we did on Saturday. We didn't cater this affair; Orlando and I started pig preparations on Friday with a trip to Palacio de los Jugos, an institution in Miami, to purchase fresh sour oranges for the marinade. Salt, fresh garlic and oregano were added and the pig was marinated overnight. We arrived at the park at 7:30 Saturday morning to get the 82 pound monster in the Caja China.

Ralph, a Tulane grad who learned some useful skills while in New Orleans, prepared the roux for the gumbo Friday night and completed two batches of gumbo on site. He also made a batch of his famous bread pudding.

Julian and Ashton were in charge of logistics and thought of everything. Good job to everyone involved.

A special thanks to my wife, Fay, who braved the aisles of WalMart to buy most of the supplies.

I'll be posting pictures all day so check back often. All of you who couldn't attend missed a great time. See you next year.

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