Friday, January 6, 2012

New Years Eve with Joyce and Gord at Mulligans on the Blue - Wailea, Maui

New Years Eve at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea was a treat for us because our favourite musicians Joyce and Gord provided the background music for the evening.
We decided to have the early bird special and watch the sunset. We weren't disappointed.  In fact the last sunset of 2011 was a brilliant ending to the year with promise of better things to come in 2012.

Shortly after being seated we were presented with leis, party hats and noise makers so we had all the props for a steller New Year's celebration.

We have been fans of Gord and Joyce now for 4 years, since we met them at the former Gian Don's restaurant. They both have so much talent it is hard to believe.  While Joyce masterfully accompanies her lovely voice on keyboard, Gord interchangeably plays a smooth sax, mean clarinet and mellow double bass. Read more about them here.

Their repertoire is huge as they take us on a jazz feel musical journey through the decades. No wonder so many local dancers have also become great followers of this husband and wife duo.
The menu for the evening was a three course meal with choices.  I chose seafood chowder as a starter followed by wonderful ribs that melted in your mouth.  For dessert I enjoyed a satisfying chocolate mousse to strains of "New York New York". Who could ask for more?
Even families got into the act and danced with their little kids. Our group of six were all sad when Joyce and Gord played Auld Lang Syne to wrap up the evening. We could have listened to them all night!
A good thing is that we know they will be at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea every Monday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 at least until the end of April when they head back to their home in Canada.  We'll be there!!!

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