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Thread: Great night!

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    cec1 is offline
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    Great night!

    I normally wouldn’t be writing at this time of night, but have been awakened by pounding sheets of rain — much like the wind-driven rains of hurricanes, of which I’ve been through a few on the island.

    The noise & quantity of water amazes! Great to be refilling le cistern! It’s also always exciting to feel safe . . . in the eye of a storm.

    This storm comes after a great Valentines evening . . . a late dinner at L’Esprit, allowing several young-&-in-love couples to take tables ahead of me while I enjoyed a cocktail at the bar and a couple of very tasty amuse bouches.

    Such a great night! Missing moi espouse, but relaxing quietly & seeing great friends who were earlier in the dining rotation. I enjoyed an unusual dinner of fresh Cod with duck! Dessert was — quite unusually — an individually prepared Grand Mariner soufflé!

    . . . now, as the rain is abating, I’m again falling into the arms of gentle slumber! How do we count the ways in which SBH nurtures a life of tranquility!

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    stbartshopper is offline
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    Re: Great night!

    And what a special night it was.
    As you know we saw you at L’Esprit. We had ordered in advance 4 Grand Marnier Soufflés and decided to only take 3. Herve said no worries- someone else will eat it. Voila- your soufflé!

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    cec1 is offline
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    Re: Great night!

    Quote Originally Posted by stbartshopper View Post
    We had ordered in advance 4 Grand Marnier Soufflés and decided to only take 3. Herve said no worries- someone else will eat it. Voila- your soufflé!
    My good fortune, Bill! Actually, however, I think that your pre-order sparked an idea in the kitchen because I was told that the soufflé became the “special dessert”of the evening. I talked after dinner with the chef who prepared them . . . he is very modest, but glowed with praise coming from Jean Claude for his work.

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    stbartshopper is offline
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    Re: Great night!

    He is a very good chef!

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    Jeanette is offline
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    Re: Great night!

    Dennis, I love your writing. I felt like I was sitting at the bar next to you.
    Liberté, Égalité, Sororité

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    cec1 is offline
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    Re: Great night!

    Merci beaucoup, Jeanette . . . we would have had a lot of fun! (as many times in the past!)

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    ChasBidd is offline
    SBH Insider Joined: Dec 2002 Wakefield, RI Posts: 802

    Re: Great night!

    RAIN, in moderation, be still my heart.
    Chas

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