The annual induction/elevation ceremony was chaired by Baille Provincial (highest Chaine authority in Hawaii) Bruce Liebert and Bailli (president of Kauai/Oahu Chapter) Kathryn Nicholson.
Next came a Pomegranate Duck with foie gras, accompanied by a Kapesandy Vin Rose.
I was not all that satiated yet, and enjoyed a Kona Coffee Beef with spinach, onion, potatoes and Hamakua mushrooms, aided by a Tenute Rubino "Visellio" Primitivo Salante 2011. The grape is Primitivo and, while only about $25/bottle, was probably the best "tasting" wine of the evening.
Sitting in front of me through the meal were Glenda (husband Tim sat next to me) and Christel (below):
I went down to the Executive Lounge, where I had a glass of white wine and saw a sunset:
I think sometimes I stay the night in Waikiki mostly to have this magical lunch.