Proceedings kicked off with schnapps; a fire breathing, heady mix which must surely be the world's best ice breaker.
The yelpers chatted amongst themselves and took in the wondrous caricatures of famous politicians which adorn the walls of Gay Hussar; the sometimes cruel, yet uncanny, humorous works of Martin Rowson.
Laid out on the tables already were the omnipresent paprika. Surprisingly sweet, yet mild chilli peppers, that are sure to warm up any pallet.
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After the schnapps and unicum were sampled, it was onto dinner which of course had to be the world famous Goulash complete with galuska - special dumplings which bare a resemblance to gnocchi.
There were two varieties. Our meat lovers chowed down on venison whilst the meat dodgers enjoyed a rich, mushroom heavy vegetarian version.
Our beloved manager John rounded off proceedings with a fantastic speech, full of humorous anecdotes on the wondrous history of the Gay Hussar.
It's fair to say, that we had a restaurant full of very happy yelpers by the end of the evening.