Sunday, January 1, 2012

Bonne Annee Soiree

What a wonderful way to ring in the New Year!

Caro feted us with a feast of crepes: Crêpe cake Béchamel et légumes; principal À la coquille Saint-Jacques; Crêpe déssert, Suzette. The wines were expertly paired. Champagne with the first course and a pinot noir/pinot gris from France with the Saint-Jacques. I didn't learn until very recently that Carolyn was a personal chef at one point in her career.  I should have guessed!

An amazing meal!  Cozy by the fire. Great company, of course! And my first ever winter moonlight hot tub.

A grandfather clock led the countdown into the New Year.

I love leisurely meals.... this was such a slow meal it folded over into the next morning, when we cleansed our palate with champagne granita & cassis.

Eventually Rob and I found our way to the Commodore's Levee at BPYC, wishing our fellow sailors a Happy New Year.

Even the trumpeters' were back after a long absence; with two young females and two young males promenading.

Altogether, an auspicious start to 2012!

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