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Day 2, Friday, July 12 Wardrobe Malfeasance??

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Upon unpacking on arrival at The Andaz, Margaret realized that certain essential items had not found their way into her suitcase...these are unmentionable...sorry. So, instead of executing the sight seeing plan we had, she spent most of the day shopping for the...unmentionables. I went shopping for some Jameson and spent most of the day doing further research for the Canada leg of this trip. the highlight of the day was to be...and was...a party thrown by the Brewers for all of their out of town guests...about 60 of us...which was held at The River Cafe, a famous restaurant right on the water in Brooklyn, beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. This restaurant had been devastated by hurricane Sandy a couple years before and had just re-opened for special parties, not dinner. We all took a five minute ferry to the restaurant where we were treated to cocktails and fabulous hors d'oeuvres and, ultimately, a toast by Mr. Brewer.

Following the party, Margaret and I went with Omar Habbas and his wife, Rio, to DeStefano's, a steakhouse in Brooklyn. Thus began the "who's going to pay the bill" contest. It was a wonderful time with great friends. I had bought for $3 on Travelzoo a coupon that was worth 25% off the entire dinner. The food and service were outstanding. When Omar ordered a bottle of Silver Oak, I became concerned about the bill. I excused myself to go to the restroom and accosted our waiter. I gave him my credit card and urged him to make sure that I got the bill. So, when the Silver Oak ended in the middle...or toward the end of the entrees, I ordered another bottle. Long story short, Omar had pre-empted me with the waiter and he ended up "winning" the bill. Thanks again, Omar. Oh and by the way, earlier in the day, Omar called me and invited Margaret and I to lunch the following day and we eagerly accepted. That night at the party he asked if I would be upset if I had to wear a jacket to lunch. I had no idea what was in store but, of course, I said no problem. Read on...

Posted by stevencavalli07 20:49 Archived in Canada

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