The Portal to the Spirit World is the Mirror in the Sherman Room, and the Doorway is Open — June 15 – 16, 2022

ULC Logbook, Wednesday, June 15th, 2022:

We started with 63 covers (11 outside, 37 inside, 15 in the Clubroom). Three parties, constituting a total of 8 covers, cancelled. We were joined by the following walk-in parties: 2 at 5:35PM; 1 at 5:50PM (bar); 1 at 6PM (patio); 1 at 6:10PM (bar); 2 at 6:35PM (patio); 2 at 7:10PM (patio); 2 at 7:15PM (bar); 2 at 7:20PM (bar); 1 at 8:55PM. We finished with 80 guests (14 outside, 51 inside, 15 in the Clubroom — the total does not include the 60 guests from the Ballroom).

For BA’s, we were joined by: the Wilbur Cross High School culinary team, with Director N. (party of 15, tbl. 33+); Andrew W. and wife, celebrating 42nd anniversary (party of 2, tbl. 6); D. P., of Yale’s China Studies (party of 2, tbl. 61); Adele U. (party of 6, tbl. 5) celebrating a wedding, two birthdays, and a graduation.

In the Ballroom, we were joined by 60 guests from Yale Oncology / Hematology Fellowship Graduation.

Mary H. (party of 2, tbl. 2, served by P. M.) thanked the Chef for a delicious dinner, and complimented P. M.’s hospitality. Ms. H.’s daughter created the beautiful artwork for New Haven’s, “International Festival of Arts and Ideas,” which we are distributing at the front desk. Bravo to Chef, P. M., and bravo to Ms. H.’s daughter, who is a very talented artist.

Thursday: cloudy; high of 73F; 20 percent chance of rain. Friday: mostly sunny; high of 88F.

ULC Logbook, Thursday, June 16th, 2022:

We started with 71 covers (60 inside, 10 outside). We had two parties, for a total of 6 covers cancel. Two parties originally reserved for the patio — a party of 3, and a party of 4 — moved inside. We were joined by the following walk-in parties: 2 at 5:15PM (bar); 3 at 5:30PM; 2 at 7:55PM; 2 at 8:55PM. We finished with 74 guests (67 inside, 4 outside — the total does not include the 40 guests from the Ballroom party).

For BA’s, we were joined by: Elliott S. (party of 2, tbl. 6); T. (of Merwin’s Art Framing) and her friend A. (party of 2, at the bar); The W.’s (party of 4, tbl. 2); Louis B. (party of 2, tbl. 22); Yue S. (party of 3, tbl. 26); Brian I. (party of 2, tbl. 63); Ethan H. (party of 7, tbl. 5); David C., of Pelli Clark Pelli (party of 4, tbl. 3); Erica G. (party of 7, tbl. 17); B., and Roger Sherman (seated next to his portrait, according to the guest in the Ballroom party who is a spiritual medium).

In the Ballroom, we were joined by 40 guests for the Bob K. Rehearsal Dinner.

The walk-in party of 3, served by R. I., were three grandmother-age ladies who must live nearby: one of the ladies’ granddaughter (who did not dine with the party) called first to check that we would have a table available, and also requested instructions for entry with the elevator. After their dinner, the ladies commented: “Wonderful place: wonderful job.” Bravo Chef, R. I., and team!

The W.’s (party of 4, tbl. 2, served by D.) were entertaining another couple. Mr. W. commented separately to both R. and me how much they enjoyed their evening. Bravo D., Chef and team!

E. called out.

T.called out.

For the sake of fair play, let’s please note that J. worked a patio shift where he only served 4 guests.

Friday: partly cloudy; high of 88F (20% chance for precipitation). Saturday: partly cloudy; high of 68F (0% chance for precipitation).

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