Banquet Info

2009 AAPF Banquet

We will be having a banquet dinner on Saturday evening at Utopia in the Long Beach arts district, just a few blocks from the convention center. The banquet will begin around 7 pm.

It takes only about five minutes to walk to Utopia from the convention center. Feel free to head over earlier than 7 if you want, as drinks will be available from the bar before dinner is served.

The cost of dinner will be covered for all symposium attendees, apart from drinks which you will be able to purchase yourself from the bar. If you wish to bring a spouse or partner to dinner, a limited number of additional spaces are available; you will be responsible for paying for the cost of your guest's meal directly.


A map can be found here.

Utopia: Good Food and Fine Arts
Californian fusion cuisine & seafood
445 E 1st St
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 432-6888


Each course of the meal has various options. You don't need to choose ahead of time; the wait staff at Utopia will take your choices from the menu when we arrive.


Choose one:

  • BROCHETTE: Toasted baguette with olive oil, fresh chopped Roma tomatoes, basil and garlic
  • CALAMARI: Fried calamari with home made spicy tomato sauce

Choose one:

  • UTOPIA'S SPECIAL SALAD: Baby mixed greens, tomatoes, kalamata olives with homemade Dijon mustard balsamic vinaigrette dressing
  • CAESAR SALAD: Romaine lettuce, fresh grated Parmesan cheese and croutons


  • SHRIMP CURRY: Jumbo shrimp, green peas, onions and spicy curry sauce served with rice & vegetables
  • CAJUN SCALLOPS: Scallops, green onions, garlic & wild mushrooms sautéed in a Cajun rosemary cream sauce served with mashed potato & vegetables
  • POLLO CREMA: Chicken breast, mushrooms, and garlic, tossed with fettuccine and sun-dried tomato cream sauce
  • SAMBA SALMON: Pan Sautéed fresh salmon with Brazilian raspberry samba sauce served with rice & vegetables
  • VEGETARIAN/KOSHER/ETC: Other dishes can be made available for those who choose to keep to vegetarian or other diets.


  • Utopia's fresh homemade desserts with Coffee or Tea