ULC Logbook, Friday, November 5th, 2021:
We started with approx. 101 covers. The closure of Chapel Street due to the bomb threat physically prevented some of our earliest reservations from joining us; however we were able to nearly make up for the cancellations with walk-in’s and same-day reservations. We finished with 96 covers.
For BA’s, we were joined by: Mark W. (party of 16, tbl. 31+); Shawn M. (party of 2, tbl. 37); Michael R. (party of 2, tbl. 4); Katherine K. (party of 2, tbl. 14); Denise K. / Brett K. (party of 5, tbl. 5); A.’s wife and her friend (party of 2, tbl. 22, desserts only).
We had one order for takeout: we had the guest pick up their order at Louie’s Lunch.
The bar was a major attraction throughout service: we had 11 guests join us for dinner at the bar, and at least another 4 guests join us for only dessert / cocktails.
Katherine K. (party of 2, tbl. 14, married at ULC way back when) had not been able to join us in several years due to the combined factors of the pandemic and Mrs. K. having broken her foot, which required multiple rounds of surgery. Mrs. K. thanked us and said she was so happy back at her fireplace-side table, celebrating her birthday, with Chef’s amazing cuisine and P.’s warm hospitality.
Last night J. did not plug in the Sherman Room candles for them to charge, and Arthur missed it when checking him out.
Tonight’s MVP in my book was our guests, who would not be deterred by a cowardly threat calibrated to keep them at home and afraid, and regardless joined us to celebrate over dinner at the homesite of a founding father who once carried on with his own good work despite known danger.
Weather was crisp coat weather, with mostly clear skies.