Sunday March 5, 2013 - Day 3
We began the day by joining yet another long line. We were invited to the Vivien Chan brunch reception. After about 45 minutes we reached the entrance to the banquet hall. As per usual, our Host the lovely Vivien Chan herself, the grand dame of IP in China was at the entrance to personally greet every guest. The breakfast was another success with Salmon, cream cheese, bagels, omlettes made on demand, fruits, cereals, scrambled eggs, bacon, pork sausages you name it. During the reception Vivien Chan encouraged us all to attend next year's INTA in Hong Kong her home town. She will be hosting some very special receptions in Hong Kong and looks forward to us all getting there to experience Hong Kong.
We left that reception and went to the Seyfarth Shaw reception at restaurant Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck. Suffice it to say everything was EXCELLENT! It's hard to beat drinking champagne at 11:00am looking out at a spectacular panoramic view of Dallas 560 feet up. We were offered several Asian inspired appetizers including a quail egg on glazed pork belly, lacquered duckling and a fabulous wild mushroom fried rice to name a few delicacies.
We left that reception and went to three more receptions including the Heenan Blakie reception at Nobu Restaurant. Brilliant sushi and other appetizers and wonderful sake (3 different blends). We also went to The INTA welcome reception featuring authentic Texan cuisine and again saw a number of our Caribbean colleagues. We returned to Wolfgang Puck's restaurant in the night to attend the Bracewell & Giuliani reception.
We followed this up by attending the Fulbright Norton Rose reception at the Basher Sculpture Center which was a wonderful setting.
We signed off on Sunday a little early at 10:30pm.