ULC Logbook, Saturday, November 27th, 2021:
Lunch: We started with 39 covers, which included 2 large parties who enjoyed lunch before the Shubert Theatre’s matinee of, “Charlie Brown’s Christmas” (bravo to R. B. and A. for expediting their experiences in good time) — we were joined by many parties of walk-in’s, and finished with 61 covers.
Lunch BA’s: Cousin of F., ULC server circa 2004 – 2006 (party of 4, tbl. 15); Emily K. (party of 2, tbl. 8); Helen K., who will be married here in 2022 (party of 2; tbl. 14); Denise A. (party of 2, tbl. 31); her son Anthony A. (party of 4, tbl. 10); Chef G.’s friend Lindsey W. (party of 4, tbl. 24).
Dinner: We had approx. 109 covers when I arrived Saturday; by the end of lunch service we had reached approx. 120 covers. Perhaps due to this Saturday following the Thanksgiving holiday, in combination with today bringing the first blast of arctic chill to New Haven, we were joined by less than the usual number of walk-in guests. We finished with 130 covers.
We had 4 orders for takeout (2 over the phone, and 2 made online).
Dinner BA’s this evening included: owner of Russell Hall, Bill R. (party of 2, tbl. 20); Robert L. (party of 3, tbl. 14); David K. (party of 2, tbl. 1); Sofia L. (party of 2, tbl. 32); Linda M. (party of 2, tbl. 16); Curtiss A. (party of 2, tbl. 21); Vincent E. (party of 2, at the bar); Chef G.’s friends from France (party of 2, at the bar).
We had many guests join us at the bar for cocktails (and one party who joined us for mocktails!)
A party of 2 walk-in guests at table 21 said that A.’s service, Chef’s dishes, and the beautiful historic room made their lunch trifecta. These ladies were headed to the Yale University Art Museum after lunch, and I wrote down a recommendation for them to view Ralph Earl’s oil portrait of Roger Sherman (the only one that he sat for during his lifetime!)
On one table upstairs, A. mistakenly ordered the incorrect entrees: the error was not discovered until the entrees arrived upstairs; A. had pre-set the table with the toast garnish for the (incorrect) black bass; G. worked with the kitchen to correct the error; when G. arrived with the correct entrees, the erroneous toast garnish was still on the table.
Weather is cold! Mostly sunny.
G.: Its F###ING BRICK BRO.