Webster’s Dictionary / “Bring a Thesaurus” — November 8 – 10, 2022

ULC Logbook, Thursday, November 10, 2022:

We started with 90 covers (the total does not include second floor banquets.) Three parties cancelled, for a total loss of 8 covers. We were joined by the following walk-in parties: 2 at 5:15PM; 1 at 5:30PM (dinner at the bar); 2 at 6PM; 2 at 6:15PM; 2 at 6:40PM; 2 at 6:45PM. We finished with 98 guests (the total does not include second floor banquets.)

We had two orders for takeout, both placed over the phone: Yale’s honorable professor B, with an order for a 4 course-feast (bravo!); an entree-only order for quasi-regular takeout guest, Eric, who I believe works at a local hospital.

For BA’s, we were joined by: Paul G (party of 2, tbl. 3); Nancy D, who has hosted many holiday parties at the ULC over the years, celebrating her son’s 30th birthday (party of 3, tbl. 17); Karen S / Bryan K, regulars of the ULC and New Haven Lawn Club (party of 3, tbl. 11); Robert A, who probably knows what makes a Subaru a Subaru (party of 3, tbl. 3); Charlie M, excellent regulars celebrating their anniversary where they had their first date (party of 2, tbl. 27); Ting L (party of 5, tbl. 5).

In the Ballroom, we were joined by approx. 35 guests from Yale Classics, for a cocktail reception.

In the Sherman Room, we were joined by approx. 24 guests from Yale Oncology, following the Michael S. Voynick Lectureship.

In the Clubroom, we were joined for dinner by 15 guests from Yale Classics — I would hazard a guess that our Yale Classics dinner guests were the educators / professors; and our Yale Classics cocktail reception-only guests were the students.

Megan K (party of 3, tbl. 9, served by D) celebrated her mother’s 70th birthday with us tonight. After their dinner, when I inquired regarding how their experience had been, the birthday celebrant repeated, with great enthusiasm: “Wonderful. WONDERFUL!” Bravo to D, RT, CF, Chef G., Chef J., Chef W., Chef T., and the entire team!

Catherine B (party of 2, tbl. 2, served by D) thanked the entire team for a lovely dining experience tonight; they were celebrating Ms. B’s mother-in-law’s 84th birthday.

Mr. A (party of 3, tbl. 3, served by R) commented: “Please thank the entire team for a great meal.”

A guest from the Yale Classics dinner in the Clubroom commented: “We had a super evening: thank you!”

Colette M (party of 2, tbl. 17, served by JK) commented separately, to both C and me: “I would say that our experience was, ‘superb,’ however it exceeded, ‘superb,’ and I seem to be at a loss / have run out of adjectives / superlatives to describe how truly phenomenal our dining experience was, from the hospitality, to cuisine, to even the architecture. Next time, I will bring a thesaurus.” Thanking the guest, I replied that Webster’s dictionary is originally from New Haven, Connecticut. Bravo to Mr. K, Chef, RT, CF, and a special shoutout to Webster’s dictionary, which is originally from New Haven, Connecticut.

A member of the staff who wishes to remain anonymous to guard against any potential retribution has suggested management consider adding a soak schedule for the coffee cups to the weekly side-work projects.

The same anonymous sanitation-savvy staff member has suggested adding the caviar bowls to the silver cleaning schedule, for the same day as the domes. R has approved this change: I will update the silver cleaning schedule, re-laminate it, and then will send a message to the FOH on 7Shifts.

Fri.: PM rain; high of 68F. Sat.: AM rain; high of 71F. Cooler temps arrive on Sunday: AM clouds / PM sun; high of 52F.

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