The annual TSPS Bonenkai was held this past Thursday night at the newly-opened Sapana restaurant in Akasaka Mitsuke. Over forty TSPS members, family members, and friends attended. It was a very enjoyable evening that got underway with a wonderfully informative presentation from David Devlin. David recently completed a sail from Shimoda to Cairns, Australia. He talked in detail about the pleasures and the hardships of the voyage, which he completed by sailing from Rabaul, PNG to Cairns solo. We’d like to thank David for his time and efforts in delivering the presentation. His blog can be found here.
We followed the presentation with food, which by all accounts was surprisingly good. Many had expected the Nepalese restaurant to serve up standard subcontinental food, but all were pleasantly surprised that the menu was pan-Asian, with excellent Thai, Singaporean, and Indonesian food included. I think we can give Sapana restaurant our seal of approval and recommend it to anyone looking for good Asian food. Wine and beer was plentiful and consumed with gusto.
At about 8:30, the Commander called for everyone’s attention and asked Per Knudsen to step forward to give the Sayonara to 2012 Toast. Rumiko Fraser and the Commander delivered large bottles of Moet Chandon Imperial Brut champagne to each of the tables. Glasses were then filled and Per made his toast, thanking everyone for helping TSPS have a successful year in 2012. We’d like to thank PJ Domenjoz from LVMH for supplying the champagne.
Sapana management allowed us to continue the Bonenkai till around 10:00PM, when the remaining few members drifted over to another place for a nijikai.
On behalf of TSPS, we’d like to thank the friendly staff of Sapana for the excellent food and drink, and a hearty thank you to everyone who attended. Judging from the photo above, it seems we all had a very enjoyable time.