The dinner was an elegant event. Twelve diners, evenly matched by gender and largely strangers to one another, had paid $125 a person to enjoy a five-course meal steeped in patrician privilege.Courses, each paired with wine, included savory broths served in tiny cups and textured, fruity, palate-cleansing foams offered between dishes of caviar, foie gras and lobster. Dessert was a rich, butterscotch-flavored cheesecake whose delicate carvings of rose buds flecked with gold leaf blossomed in ...
Register to view this article
It’s free but we need to know a little about you to continually improve our content.
Registering allows you to unlock a portion of our premium online content. You can access more in-depth stories and analysis, as well as news not found on any other website or any other media outlet. You also get free eNewsletters, blogs, real-time polls, archives and more.
Attention Print Subscribers: While you have already been granted free access to NRN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes!