Mammia Mia Party@Oasis

Saturday 18th January

It might have been January in Norfolk but, for one night only, St George’s Hall became a Greek taverna in the summer to host ‘Mamma Mia – The Party’. Loosely (very loosely) based on the film Mamma Mia, guests arrived to sounds of Abba in the taverna and the aroma of Greek cooking coming from the kitchen. Thirty one guests attended the party – a really good turn out, especially for a January meeting.

Venetia had worked incredibly hard preparing authentic moussaka – a classic Greek dish. It was no easy task to heat it up in the very inefficient oven and she required some last minute instruction from our resident expert, Vicky. However, only a few minutes later than planned, we tucked in. Several people said they had never had moussaka before, but came back for second helpings! Pudding was another Greek classic – Greek yoghurt, chopped walnuts and honey (the honey was from Gressenhall, not Greece – sorry!) Very many thanks to Venetia for a super meal. She should have received a bouquet of flowers but I left it in the garage at home (oops).

Not many guests had dressed for the occasion so it was decided not to hold the best dressed parade, but thanks and apologies to all those who did. I, as always, went completely over the top, trying to emulate Anna-Frid from Abba – it was just an excuse to acquire a pair of silver platform boots!

I told the group that Oasis is way ahead of the curve as there will be four ‘Mamma Mia – The Party’ nights being held at the Ocean Rooms in Gorleston-on-Sea in June, July, August and September. Tickets cost from £34.50 to include a three course meal. So it’s not too late to get those silver boots out!