Sunday, April 15, 2012

"Look out! An ice-cube on the bow!"

The Astors
Last night we had the great pleasure of helping out at a dinner party where we, along with some of our best friends, recreated the last First-Class dinner served on the Titanic!  Friends of ours, Skip and Anne Ebert had donated the evening as an auction item for the benefit of the YWCA.

 First to arrive were "the Astors of Manhattan", John Jacob Astor IV and his wife.

The menu was amazing!

Punch Romaine
First Course
Oysters Mignonette
Shrimp Butter on Toasts

Second Course
Consommé Olga

Third Course
Poached Salmon with Mousseline Sauce, Cucumbers


Roasted Squab on Watercress
Fourth Course
Filet Mignons Lili

Potatoes Lyonnaise
Vegetable Farci

Fifth Course
Roast Duckling, Apple Sauce


Asparagus Vinaigrette
Sixth Course
Sirloin of Beef, Chateau Potatoes
Green Pea Mousse

 Seventh Course
Punch Romaine

Eighth Course
Roast Squab & Cress

Pate de Fois Gras
Ninth Course
  Cold Asparagus Vinaigrette

Tenth Course
Pate de Foie Gras
Celery Fan

Eleventh Course
Waldorf Pudding, Chocolate Eclairs, French Ice Cream

So what did Mary and Alan spend the evening doing? Well as we run a Bed and Breakfast which not only is one of Pennsylvania's top B&B's according to, but we are also members of Select Registry, so we are recognized as really, really good at what we do.

And we proved it! We spent the whole evening from 7pm through 11:15pm washing and drying dishes, plates and glasses. As they say, "if you have a talent, flaunt it!".

The really good news is that between us and our friends the Eberts, Myers, Reitzels, Hegglins, and Squab Queen Laurie Hanel we raised $1,375 for the YWCA.  Life doesn't get much better than that!

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