We had their Menu Degustation, a Gastronomical Tour with:
1. Free Heidsieck-Monopole "Blue Top" Brut Champagne.
2. Domiane les Pallieres, Gigondas (14.5%).
3. Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon (14.5%).
4. Fonseca Port (20%).
Veloute (a sauce) and Fine Herbs, while I had another Grilled Foie Gras (goose liver).
Barigoule (stewed in olive oil and herbs).
H. Ending with a Cappuccino, Chocolate and Wild Hibiscus with Hot Cocoa Butter and Champagne Sauce, plus the finishing Mignardises (you know, those tiny finger desserts and cookies at the end).
My free lunch the following day at the Royal Hawaiian Surf Lanai:
A Wagyu Beef hamburger with Waikiki Beach Plantation Tea (1.5 oz vodka) and a decadent creme brulee coconut tart.
I then spent some time under an umbrella on Waikiki Beach with a perfect view of Diamond Head, smoking a Romeo & Juliet Churchill and drank the remainder of the Kenwood sparkling wine...then went swimming. I don't remember the last time I swam off Waikiki Beach. Waikiki Beach was the site of Pearl's Ashes #30.
The Dow Jones Industrials fell 163 to 12,021(-1.5%), with the world mostly down, especially Germany (-3.4%). Gold sunk $45/toz to $1667, while the WTI edged down below $98/barrel and the Brent Spot to $107/barrel.