What is summer in Newport without a great beach party?
The Noble Viking Charities, a fraternity of local gents, answered that question with style, throwing their annual summer beach bash. A sold-out crowd of more than 200 guests converged upon the beach and lawn of The Balboa Bay Club & Resort for a night under the stars with dinner and dancing by the shore.
Executive Chef Josef Lageder and his culinary team served a duet of beef tenderloin and Atlantic salmon accompanied by wines donated by Bianchi Vineyards. The "Reef Brothers," a local Newport band provided the perfect musical backdrop for the party.
Upon arrival at The Bay Club, guests were asked to purchase an envelope for a $50 donation. Each envelope contained a gift certificate valued at a minimum of $40 and greater. More than 100 envelopes, each with a surprise gift certificate, sold out before sunset as the crowd shared cocktail conversation and compared their good fortune in the envelopes.