And who else but Tim and Françoise would host such an evening? So it was the traditional BYO plus...Halloween. Don't you love the juxtaposition of kitsch and oenophelia?
We dressed up (I as Little Edie Beale, which no one got;
and G as Don Draper, which was more recognizable). Perhaps next year I'll just do the popular "slutty and obvious" costume. No I won't.
Françoise could have easily been Betty Draper
I digress. Though we were disappointed that no one really made themselves up (okay, we were more disappointed that *we* made ourselves up), Tim channeled his inner sommelier with the neck cup thingy and a shiney vest, and made us feel thismuchbetter.
There were tons of great food:
Françoise's delicious gougères
...speaking of which, here she is working hard on the fantastic...
All kinds of desserts showed up, too:
And of course there was the wine (sorry, I didn't get any of the vintages, save for the one Bourdeaux--little help, Tim?). And this was only SOME of what was there...
Clos de Vougeot
Clos des Cortons Faivelly
Clos de la Roche
An old (as in 1990!) Château Climens Sauternes with dessert. Very nice.
We were one of the last ones to leave. Overall, a great time! Thanks once again, Tim and Françoise! Oh, yeah, and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!