When I heard that there was going to be a St. Louis Blogger’s event at Ces and Judy’s, I was eager to attend. Not only am I always up for meeting others immersed in the social media world, but if you include free food, I’m sold.
I’ve actually been to Ces and Judy’s once before. Many years ago my nephew Brian’s bar mitzvah party was held at Ces and Judy’s.
Brian the bar mitzvah boy
A few adults even joined the kids in a game of limbo
Blogger Meetup Event:
Ces and Judy’s offered to host a dinner for St. Louis bloggers in exchange for some publicity about the event. We were asked to check-in and make comments on our favorite social networks. I checked in on Yelp and tweeted a bit during the event until my phone battery crashed on me. We were also asked to share a blog post.
Writing a blog post after an event like this can be awkward if you really didn’t think much of the place. Luckily, that wasn’t the case and I can honestly pass on my thoughts about this great venue for an event.
I find typical hotel banquet rooms a bit boring. Choosing an event space like Ces and Judy’s is so much more charming.
Ces and Judy’s entrance
As you walk inside, you are immediately struck by the old world charm. Inside, there are two rooms. The first room is round with high ceilings, a fireplace and a wrought iron balcony which overlooks the entire room.
At the bar mitzvah, we had use of both rooms. This room gave guests who wanted to get away from the loud music a place to visit in a more well lit room. It also gave the 13 year old’s spilling over with energy a place to run around a bit.
This picture really is terrible. My camera battery died on me and I took this on my phone.
The room was much nicer than this shows off, and there was plenty of space for all of us along with a food buffet. The black doorway to the bottom right is the entrance to the larger banquet space where we had the dinner and dancing at the bar mitzvah.
No blogger event would be complete without a room of people taking pictures of the food before anyone was allowed to spoil the presentation.
We were offered a wonderful meal. I tried everything…even the salad with blue cheese (which I hate). I managed to carefully select my lettuce to avoid the dreaded cheese. And I’m glad I did, because the dressing was wonderful.
My plate…yes I loaded it up AND went back for seconds!
Don’t forget dessert!
I have to say that everything was wonderful. My favorite was the herbed tenderloin skewers with lemon caper aioli. Seriously good.
If I needed to cater a party in home or out, would I consider using Ces and Judy’s?
The service was wonderful and the food was great. And while they did ask for a blog post in exchange for attending, they didn’t tell us what to say. So yes, I really did like it.