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Our big 18th birthday bash

Posted: October 15th, 2009 in News, People

Happy Birthday to us!

Happy Birthday to us!

It’s 18 years since a young, fresh faced David and Maria first joined forces to found Iris. To mark this auspicious event we did what all 18 year olds do… hit the town. Our coming of age capers kicked off in the unlikely surroundings of a Little Chef on the A64 just outside York. No ordinary Little Chef this, though. The York restaurant is one of a new and exciting breed of Little Chefs to be revamped by Michelin-starred celebrity chef, Heston Blumenthal. Iris were heavily involved in the rebranding, so the evening was also a great opportunity to see our work in all its glory and (for some of us) to sample the new menu for the first time.

After some excellent food (the steak was a popular and superb choice) and the presentation of the cake, we went on to York to a bar. Then another bar. Then another bar. And then a club (I think). I’m not sure when the party really started getting going. I think it was somewhere after the first set of sambuca shots.

Roll out the barrel...

Roll out the barrel...

Lenny's false arms

Lenny's false arms

Was the night over after the club? Was it heck! A few of the lads went on to have the worst kebab in history (so it must have been bad) and then most of us dragged ourselves back to the hotel for some kip. However, a few hardcore members then tried to get another drink at another hotel. Fortunately for their livers, they failed and finally hit the sack in the small hours.

Some of the highlights:

• The Iris 18th birthday cake, complete with miniature David and Maria
• Ben’s dance-off with the sweaty creep in the 2nd bar
• Anthony kissing everyone – he’s officially the Iris love machin
• Lenny’s False hands and sicko face
• Nic standing on the table
• Nic falling off the table
• Worst kebab in history

The groovily revamped Little Chef York

The groovily revamped Little Chef York

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