A Luxembourg financial services firm has announced that it will thank its 56 hardworking employees by throwing a holiday party six weeks after the holidays ended, and that the event will be held in a remote cafe that is known mostly for the likelihood of getting food poisoning while eating there.
“January has continued to be a busy month for us, and we want to show our appreciation by inviting you to our annual holiday party, which is scheduled for the second Tuesday of February,” says the invitation from Frederic Thill, CEO of Steadman Fiduciary Services.
“The northern Luxembourg venue is a rustic country tavern specializing in traditional cuisine,” says the invitation of Brasserie Yeuch, which most villagers assume was abandoned at least 10 years ago due to its crumbling facade.
“Dinner will include starters, a meat or vegetarian main course, and dessert,” the invitation generously described the three-course meal, which the restaurant is usually unable to sell for more than five euros even when it includes a free coffee.
“Guests will be asked to pay for their own drinks, in order to stretch our events budget for future parties and gatherings,” the invitation continued, in the only moment of honesty.
“Music will be provided by the fun and much-loved Josy Schmidt quartet,” the invitation added, referring to the Grand Duchy’s most disreputable and inexpensive band whose members are known to show up drunk, if they show up at all, and whose repertoire is limited to German and Luxembourgish hits from the late 1970s.
“Sure, the attractive price of the venue was a factor,” Thill later admitted. “But only a minor one, and our decision to organize the holiday party on a February weeknight in the far north was based mostly on the higher probability of snow at that time, which is essential for a memorable Christmas experience.”