The evening began with champagne and hor d'ouvres Here are Cynthia, Ron and Kris:
Yes, tuxedos were won by men and the women were stylish. We started with an appetizer:
It was caviar, etc. Next came a lobster dish:
Most of my photos were not taken with a flash because we were told not to take any photos. So I had to do this surreptitiously. On my table were Judith, Bruce, Kathy, Patrick (the wine guy), Diana, Richard:
Note all those wineglasses. All these individuals are famous in some way, and you'll recognize them, but I thought I'd only use first names for this posting.
Finally Richard, Rae and Nancy (well, at least her head):
I tried to get another shot of her, but it was way to dark, so here instead is Kathy, who was inducted into CdR with me last year:
The evening ended with '80's disco dancing featuring a lively seven piece band. Cognac, apple brandy and sweets accompanied. A truly marvelous and grand supper. While not exactly cheap, it was a bargain compared to the lunches I had in Rome and Seoul.
Next? Bruce Liebert's Doomsday Celebration on December 21. We are asked to bring a bottle of something and a high cuisine dish. He thought it was appropriate for me to bring Zippy's chili, as a balance to the now illegal foie gras in California, caviar, truffles, gold flakes and the like.
The hotel provided the following for my breakfast:
As I think about it, I don't believe I have ever in my life had a whole papaya at one sitting. I brought the two bananas and box of something home. During the past few weeks I have just about stayed at every outstanding hotel on Oahu. I will be at the Waikiki Sheraton later this week, and, maybe will add the Hilton Hawaiian Village before the year is over. I saved a lot of money by spending my Fall/Winter vacation at hotels on Oahu, each linked to an event. However, this coming Spring will feature the ultimate world journey.