Thursday, December 3, 2015

Another Eightieth

IMG_2169.jpg Here's to Andrew on his birthday —
Four score years is a damn good age
Think of all the things he's worked at
Drawing, poetry, and the page
Whose proportions he knows so well,
(Editing too — though, truth to tell,
His menu spells "Domaine" two ways,
And both can't be right) — what the hell,
Eighty syllables, yes, or years,
By now, should move you beyond tears.
San Francisco, December 1, 2015—
ANOTHER OLD FRIEND turns eighty: this one with a marvelous dinner party, black tie, with speeches and tributes, tap dancing and harmonica playing. The menu:IMG_2175.jpg
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
Spiced butternut squash salad
Braised beef shortribs
Mashed Jerusalem artichoke and Yukon potato
Lemon garlic Swiss chard
Sauvignon blanc, Domain [sic] du Salvard 2014
Beaumes-de-Venise rouge, Domaine de Durban, 2014
Birthday cake, coffee, tea
Restaurants visited in 2015 are listed at Eatingday's Restaurants

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