Life in the Dog Cone — February 24, 2022

ULC Logbook, Thursday, February 24th, 2022:

We started with 78 covers. Three parties of two joined us as walk-in guests in the main dining room; one party of two joined us at the bar. We finished with 86 covers.

All except two of the LEAP takeout orders were picked up this afternoon: the remaining two orders are in the second floor banquet kitchen walk-in. (TIL that LEAP is a Yale Law School’s ‘Law, Ethics, and Animals Program.’)

We had two orders for takeout; both orders were placed on the web: for Marcia P. at 6PM, and BA Mr. B. at 7:30PM.

The William F. Buckley program at Yale (20 guests, included in the total covers) joined us for dinner in the Sherman Room.

For BA’s, we were joined by: Joan D. (party of 1, tbl. 2, was planning her 80th birthday celebration at ULC with C.); Yale Medical School Dean Dr. N. J. B. (party of 8, tbl. 30); David K. (party of 2, tbl. 17); Emma W. and her friend from California (party of 2, tbl. 15); Dave L. and family (party of 6, tbl. 31); Alexandra S. and the B. family, who are friends with A. (party of 8, tbl. 19).

Timothy C., (solo, tbl. 2) is a descendant of Roger Sherman: visits Grove Street Cemetery and dines at ULC whenever in New Haven. We took Mr. C.’s photo beside the 2F portrait. It was an honor to meet him!

Scott G. (party of 2, tbl. 10, the only table tonight who enjoyed Chef’s tasting menu) said that every element of the tasting menu was phenomenal, and further commented that R. I.’s warm hospitality had made their birthday celebration a memorable one. Bravo R. I.!

Per GD, D. was a step behind, and lacked focus on the details. Instructions given by G. to D. were not listened to nor followed, which added unnecessary friction to service.

S. took care of the 20-guest William F. Buckley program party in the Sherman Room.

D. also lacked attention to water service throughout.

The recently replaced (with historic etching!) entrance door, between the lobby and the main dining room, which has the top and bottom deadbolts, needs a slight adjustment at the top deadbolt to open fully. R. is aware and on it.

With an overnight low of 29F, there may be up to a inch or so accumulation of wintry mix in the morning on Friday, after which the high of 40F will hopefully ameliorate any lingering snow / ice before the start of Friday’s dinner service.

G.: That’s what she said.

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