Sunday, May 12, 2013

Ushering in Mother’s Day at Todos Vuelven

There were Mother’s Day celebrations last night all over Chiclayo. Our group chose to attend a party sponsored by Todos Vuelven, a restaurant that opened recently near our apartment. The advertisement said the party would begin at 9:00pm and conclude at 5:00am. We arrived at 10:30pm and were the first people there.

The reason we chose this location was because they advertised a type of Peruvian music known as vals. The Pisco sour is regarded as the national drink of Peru, and if there is a national music, vals would have to be considered as a contender. Just as it did last night, hearing it brings out a high degree of emotion in Peruvians young and old as evidenced by lusty hand clapping, swaying body movement and a near fanatical expression of patriotism on their faces.

The music began at midnight when about half the tables were occupied. At 1:00am the place was packed and the staff was placing tables and chairs outside on the sidewalk. Though the prices for food and beverage were high, the service was excellent and the festive atmosphere created by the music and patrons was well worth the cost.

The roses given to each mother was a nice touch. Happy Mother’s Day to Marta, Magali and Maribel, and to Joyce, Cindy, Jan, Natalia, Carol, Mary, Rocio, Nancy and all mothers everywhere.

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