Floral Point of No Return — April 27 – 28, 2022

ULC Logbook, Wednesday, April 27th, 2022:

We started with 62 covers. We were joined by the following parties of walk-in guests: 2 at 5:10PM; T. (Merwin’s Art Framing) and A. (former ULC bartender) at the bar at 5:50PM; 2 at 6PM; Marc M. at 6:55PM; 2 at 7:20PM; solo diner at 7:40PM; solo diner at 8PM. We finished with 74 guests (the total includes 15 guests from the Sherman Room).

We had one order of takeout for BA Mr. B.; when he picked up the order Mr. B. helpfully alerted us of Chapel Street’s partial closure (closed this evening between approx. Church and College Streets) for an unknown duration / unknown reason.

For BA’s, we were joined by: Dr. J. R. (party of 2, tbl. 13); Dr. Z. C., chief of plastic surgery at YNHH (party of 5, tbl. 17); C. K. of the Jackson Institute (party of 7, tbl. 30); Diana H., introduced her daughter to the Yale tradition of dining at ULC (party of 5, tbl. 16); Pierre S.-A. (party of 2, tbl. 15); Udo S. (party of 2, tbl. 12); Dr. S. K. (party of 2, tbl. 14).

Yale’s Council on East Asian Studies joined us in the Sherman Room with 15 guests.

Ann T. (party of 2, tbl. 4, served by S.) celebrated her husband’s birthday. After finishing dinner, while receiving his coat, Mr. T. commented: “Thank you for the generous treat of birthday chocolates; they tasted heavenly and even if the caffeine ends up keeping me awake into the wee hours of the morning it would be well worth it for this wonderful experience.”

P. M. served petit-fours to a party of 4 ladies: G. intervened as there were only 3 petit-fours for the party of 4.

The Easter floral arrangement was disposed of due to having reached the point of no return. The tall glass vase is in the manager’s side of the front desk coat closet.

Partly cloudy, high of 56F, for Thursday. Mostly sunny on Friday, high of 60F.

ULC Logbook, Thursday, April 28th, 2022:

We started with 88 covers. One party of 2 no-showed (Jonathan M., attn: R. for consideration of charging cancellation fee); we welcomed a same-day reservation for 2 as replacement. A solo diner joined us as a walk-in guest at 6:15PM. We finished with 89 guests (this total includes the 28 guests who joined us in the Sherman Room, but does not include the 53 guests who joined us in the Ballroom).

We had one order of takeout for BA Mr. B., placed by web.

For BA’s, we were joined by: J. V. of Yale Divinity School (party of 6, tbl. 30); former Beinecke Library director, B. S. (party of 2, tbl. 2); M. J., of Yale Sacred Music (party of 2, tbl. 13); A. F., of the Yale Terry lecture (party of 6, tbl. 17); D. Z., of Yale Law School (party of 2, tbl. 16); Duncan, owner of Koffee (party of 2, tbl. 15, interacted w/ Arthur re: local history); Yale German Dept. dinner hosted by R. C. (party of 7, tbl. 31).

In the Ballroom, we were joined by 53 guests (not counted in total covers) from Yale Physiology’s Curran Lecture dinner. In the Sherman Room, we were joined by 28 guests (included in the total covers) for a pre-wedding celebration dinner for Franny K. and Steve A.

A guest from the Kenneth S. reservation (party of 6, tbl. 5, served by R.) offered high praise for the newest addition to our beverage selection: “‘Le Jardin’ with the gin and thyme was one of the best cocktails I have ever had.”

Mr. B. LOVED the rhubarb / strawberry millefeuille so much yesterday that he had to have it again today — I emailed Mr. B. preview photos of an upcoming dessert that Chef T. had presented to Chef G. today, per Mr. B.’s request.

G. took note of multiple instances where A. was on his cellphone during service.

L. trained with P. G. to get an understanding of ULC service on the floor.

Friday is sunny with a high of 60F. Saturday is mostly sunny, slightly warmer, high of 63F.

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