ULC Logbook, Saturday, March 5th, 2022:
We started with 168 covers. The Chapel Street Historic District was lively throughout the daytime and dinner time of Saturday with two shows at the Shubert, one show at College Street Music Hall, and an early celebration of St. Patrick’s Day for Yale students. Unfortunately, parking was a challenge for many guests, but fortunately that added a cushion to the table turn time for us. We were joined by walk-in’s on the first seating, and added several same-day reservations for the later seating, including BA L. D., the bail-bonds regulars, with a party of 5. We finished with 180 covers.
There were two orders for takeout, both placed on the web: a larger order for Max S. at 5:45PM; and a single order (with double dessert!) for BA Mr. B. at 7:45PM.
For BA’s, we were joined by: Thomas C. (party of 2, tbl. 2); David D. (party of 2, tbl. 17); David F. (party of 2, tbl. 4); Areure F. (party of 2, tbl. 13); Kristen C. (party of 4, tbl. 5); Frank B. (party of 4, tbl. 9); John M. (party of 4, tbl. 26); Connor L. (party of 2, tbl. 14); Angela A. (party of 2, tbl. 4); Peter P. (party of 2, tbl. 7); Dr. M. S. (party of 2, tbl. 15); L. D. (party of 5, tbl. 1).
There were two large parties celebrating surprise birthdays: T. G. (party of 7, tbl. 30, which was a thoroughly-planned and well-executed surprise); S. M. (party of 6, tbl. 112, which was initially a “surprise” even to the front desk but was successfully executed).
G. G. (party of 4, tbl. 28) commented that D. J. gave their party the best service they’d ever experienced.
Joseph B. (party of 2, tbl. 23) said the 20 oz. ribeye was the best steak they have ever experienced.
S. G. (party of 2, tbl. 115) asked for house favorites, J. D. said well it’s not up to me – what is your preference and its what about you like. They asked again for entrees – same mechanical answer, said the guest. They decided not to stay for dessert: C. sent them home with house-favorite Feuilletine to-go.
The C’s (party of 4, tbl. 5, served by R.) dessert course was accompanied by petit-fours, but not birthday petit-fours, which was caught and corrected by G.
G: Il va pleuvoir comme vache qui pisse ce week-end !!
G.’s weather forecast, translated from French to English by Arthur: “It’s going to rain like bovine urination this weekend.”