Had dinner at the Four Seasons tonight, on the drive down from New York State to visit my mom in NJ before heading back to California. Three observations:
1. If the New York economy is hurting, you couldn’t tell it tonight, as the Pool Room was nearly packed.
2. The filet of bison with foie gras and Perigord truffle sauce main course was pretty amazing.
3. The older, salt and pepper-haired gentleman and his wife sitting opposite us were a seriously class act, picking up the tab for a young Marine in his dress blues having dinner with a young woman in a strapless dress that I can only assume was his girlfriend, fiancee or wife at the other end of our row of tables. When the Marine walked over to thank him, the older gentleman and his wife both replied, “No, thank you for everything you’re doing to keep us safe.”
Which is an awesome note to end the year on, all around.