Lunches are Returning / Glamorous Cocker Spaniel, Roxie Heart — November 15 – 16, 2022

ULC Logbook, Tuesday, November 15, 2022:

We started with 63 covers (the total does not include the Ballroom). Three parties cancelled, for a total loss of 8 covers. We were joined by the following walk-in parties: 2 at 5PM; 8 at 5:40PM (drinks and apps only, in the Clubroom); 1 at 5:45PM; 1 at 6:05PM (dinner in the Clubroom); 3 at 7:30PM (dinner at the bar). We finished 72 guests (the total does not include the Ballroom).

We had three orders for takeout: Yale’s honorable Professor B, placed by web; an order for two entrees, placed in person; an order for an entree with two sides, placed by phone.

For BA’s, we were joined by: Dr. EF, YNHH (party of 5, tbl. 13); Dr. RF, Yale medicine (party of 6, tbl. 5); Daryl G (solo, tbl. 14); Linda H (party of 2, tbl. 27); Chef G.’s in-laws, the H’s, celebrating their 25h wedding anniversary (party of 2, tbl. 4); Marie R (party of 2, at the bar); Chef G.’s friend since childhood, Patrick W (party of 3, tbl. 11); Salima A (party of 2, tbl. 22); Bettylou B (party of 6, tbl. 16); Matthew B (party of 8, tbl. 30); Vincent F (party of 2, tbl. 6); an owner of Shell and Bones restaurant (party of 3, dinner at the bar).

In the Ballroom, we were joined by 30-35 guests from the University of New Haven, hosted by Marcus P.

Linda H’s husband (party of 2, tbl. 27, served by N) arranged for a violinist to serenade their dinner table tonight. The contracted musician was excellent, and is locally available for future requests — Sandro Lado (@Downbowdro on Instagram). For Mrs. H’s 80th birthday, she requested a beautiful piece by a Soviet composer, Dmitri Shostakovich. Ten years ago, Mrs. H had also enjoyed a serenade at the ULC, to celebrate her 70th birthday. After their dinner, the H’s were aglow with happiness. Mr. H thanked the entire team, and commented: “It was WONDERFUL.” Bravo to N, Chef G., Chef J., RT, CF, Chef W., Chef T., Sandro Lado on the strings, and the entire team!

Messaged FOH staff on 7Shifts:

“Hi all,

Lunches are returning!

Beginning with December 2nd and December 3rd, lunches will be served every Friday and Saturday, from 11:30AM to 2:30PM.

For anyone who is unable to work lunches on Fridays and Saturdays, due to any potential scheduling conflicts, please inform R in person.

Unless R is otherwise informed, he will be scheduling all staff to work lunches.

Thank you all for continuing to do great work: please be prepared for the return of ULC lunches, beginning Friday, Dec. 2nd, and Saturday, Dec. 3rd!‘

Wed.: scattered showers; high 52F. Thurs.: partly cloudy; high 47F. Fri.: mostly sunny; high 45F. Sat.: partly cloudy; high 41F.

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