Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Best wishes to all for a Happy New Year! And for the world: peace above all, and a much more prosperous 2009; hopefully the world can begin to crawl out of the global recession.
We flew back from Paris to begin the New Year in the company of dear friends, as is our tradition. Our fabulous hostess provided wonderful foie gras en gelée and smoked salmon appetizers, which we devoured until and during the annual fireworks over Central Park (she has a great view from her living room and terrace). Then a meal consisting of rack of lamb, potato gratin and brussels sprouts followed by salad and cheese and finally an amazing chocolate cake that one of our co-guests brought from Payard. This is the meal we have had for years, and we all just love it. All accompanied by many bottles of champagne furnished by guests (including my wife and me), and toasts galore. A perfect beginning to the New Year!

Bobby Jay

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