Wednesday, August 30, 2017
CHAPTER 25: Pearl's Ashes--La Mer
Pearl's favorite restaurant was La Mer at the Halekulani Hotel. It was on 1 December 2012 that I dropped off Pearl's Ashes #40 in these environs. That photo at the top of this blog was taken at House Without a Key here. To quote from my posting the following day:
Why were eating clubs outlawed? There's probably a simple and more innocent reason, but academic conspiracy keeps coming up, and this site suggests that the administration wanted to insure that Stanford did not cultivate anything resembling Yale's Skull and Bones and so called secret "final" clubs in the Ivy League. Harvard is only now in the process of doing something similar (termination?) to all student organization.
I decided to spend the night at the Halekulani Hotel, and this was my view to the right. Pearl and I did this on several occasions for special occasions.
The Chaine dinner was our annual formal affair, with tuxedos. Caviar, of course. The usual lobster, beef, fancy dessert and after dinner dinner sweets.
The highlight was the quality and variety of wines. The full list would take up too much space. But, to the right, are "some" of the glasses. The wine expert for the night was Patrick Okubo, sitting across me, who was the world's youngest sommelier then, and now has become famous.
I still have a dozen more PA's, but will take a holiday for the next few months to complete this e-book. I'll explain why a week from today. My posting on September 7 will announce the future of this blog