Karyzma's 3-Year Celebration at SOCO Kitchen + Bar

I never get invited to agency events. My friends in the marketing and advertising industry tell stories of the hazy booze-filled nights, the schmoozing with other well-heeled individuals and did I mention the booze?  So, much to my surprise, when Karyzma Agency invited me to their 3-year celebration, I jumped at the chance to get an insight to the wonderful world of PR.

Held on the patio of SOCO Kitchen, in the newly opened Delta Toronto Hotel, the crowd was noticeably split towards the sun-filled section of the patio. Despite arriving fifteen minutes from the scheduled start time, plenty of people were already there sipping Red Stone rosé, frosty glasses of Steamwhistle and cocktails from Tequila Tromba and SOCO Kitchen.

When guests weren't getting their make-up done by Inglot or visiting the other client booths, they were on the patio sampling the many passed plates. Being a food-lover, my friend and I held court on the patio as plate after plate of enticing bites came by us. 

I had every intention of remembering the names of all the food, but after the fourth whizzed by and five drinks my memory has gotten foggy. Alas, I'll do my best to add a bit of information to the food porn you'll soon be graced with.

Spoons, my favourite way of eating on a patio, adorned with a punchy bison tartare or silky soft calamari.

Delicious curried and spiced baked mussels (I may have had three) and smoky shishito peppers.

Then, there was #Parv's favourite, the speidini, little juicy skewers of savoury salty lamb. 

The pizzas will have me coming back to SOCO Kitchen, with their salty crusts and more than adequate topping to dough ratio.

And finally, we ended off on a sweet note with a dulce de leche mousse cake. Only to be followed by a so-tart-that-your-eyes-pop-out of your head raspberry truffle.

Alas, it was the peanut butter filled cream puff that left me yearning. They were so popular I could only get my hands on one.

In true fashion, the party continued past its designated end time and the alcohol just kept flowing.  Karl Wolf and other local celebs even attended, likely on account of Karyzma's extensive entertainment, music and media clientele. Special thanks to SOCO Kitchen, who went above and beyond, handing out cozy blankets to those sitting just a bit too far from the warming lamps.

And I, left buzzed and happily fed. Finally, getting a chance to experience a glimpse of the agency life my friends speak of. Thank you Karyzma for the invite to celebrate with you and congratulations on three years!

How To Find Them
 Location: Toronto, Canada
 Karyzma Agency: http://www.karyzmaagency.ca/
 SOCO Kitchen: http://www.socokitchenandbar.ca/

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