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Welcoming New Year 2007 at Starlight Tower

On December 31st 2006 Evangelos and I were happy to be at our ninth floor corner unit condo of Starlight Tower St Pete Beach in sunny and warm Florida, away from the cold North East weather of New Hampshire.

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The occasion was special because a few days ago our 6 month old granddaughter Nina arrived (for first time ever at Starlight Tower) with her parents and not only we would have a nice short vacation with her but as added bonus we would have the pleasure of welcoming the New Year 2007 together.

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Morning of December 31st: Nina, parents and grandparents having fun under the warm Florida sun in Starlight's pool deck and background the Silver Sands while the North East suffered a major Arctic cold attack!

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So to celebrate the coming of the New Year we invited some good friends Starlight owners present and past who had also been at Demetra's and Bob's wedding in Chicago the year before who were anxious to meet the new baby.

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It was a happy gathering with a lot of spirit and traditional good Greek food and I am happy to share some pictures with you.

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The gathering started at 8:30 pm with hot and cold appetizers, red and white wine displayed in three small tables and included Guacamole spread, Taramosalata (Greek meze made out of tarama -the salted and cured roe of the carp- that is mixed with lemon juice, onions, garlic, and olive oil and the overall color is pink and is eaten with bread, crackers or raw vegetables), French onion dip, Skordalia (Greek potato and garlic dip), assortment of dipping crackers and hot bite size triangles of Greek Spinach pies.

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To accommodate all our guests for a comfortable sit down dinner we expanded our dinning room by adding an extra table as you see in the above photo only our "guest of honor" was in her bedroom and blissfully abandoned in Morpheus arms!

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Dinner started with Chicken Avgolemono Soup followed by Greek salad and the main course was Classic Greek Roasted Leg of Lamb with Potatoes, plus Pastitsio and Tyropita.

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Then dessert time came with a Chocolate Fountain to everyone's delight and an array of cut fresh fruits and dry goods to be dipped in the silky rich chocolate, accompanied by a variety of liquors.

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Just before midnight on New Years Eve, we wore our funny hats, distributed noise makers to all guests and watched on TV the countdown from the Big Apple.

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The Cutting of Vasilopita
We celebrated the arrival of 2007 with a Champaign toast followed by the traditional cutting of Vasilopita to bless our house and our guests and bring us good luck the New Year. Vasilopita is a special Greek cake that is baked only once a year (on New Year's Eve) and is combination of sweet bread and cake, on top of which is written the actual number of the expected New Year and inside a coin is hidden. A piece of cake is sliced for each family member according to age followed by cutting slices for the guests.


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The person who finds the coin in his/her slice of cake is considered blessed and will be lucky the whole year. In our household this year's lucky recipient of the coin was our daughter Maria who coincidentally was last year's winner also!
 
This is how we celebrated that special day at Starlight Tower with our family and friends and we wish you all a very healthy, happy and prosperous New Year 2007.



P.S.
I would be remiss not to mention that Nina slept soundly through all commotion and racket between the fireworks on the beach and our noise makers!
 

 
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