Sunday, January 1, 2012
Bonne Annee Soiree
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!