Then on to the setup! The first crew had started the night before, but by the time I came there were 7 hours to go.
The staff all had their hair, makeup, nails and wardrobe done -- including me!
Rachael organized all of the suits, overcoats, ties, dresses, stockings, sparkly flats and pretty, pink jeweled headbands.
When we posed with this huge bottle of wine the sommeliers reminded us not to knock over the pricey bottles behind it.
There were towers of plateau de fruits de mer, a.k.a. lobster tails, shrimp and oysters on the half shell.
And plenty of lovely Champagne.
Including a few jeroboams (that's 5 liters!)
It was great to see the client's happy face as rang in his 70th year dancing the night away with his friends and family. Sunday was recovery day with a breakfast of Lauren Chattman's Sticky Toffee Banana Pudding from the new issue of Bon Appétit, yum...seriously, make this now, it was incredibly easy and so delicious.
And the recharge continued with a California burger with bacon, sprouts, avocado and swiss. This is the 2nd time I've been to this restaurant and the person who sat down next to me ordered the same thing. It definitely required a nice, long walk afterwards but it was a pretty nice, sort of warm day for a change.
Phew...busy weekend, but I have a day off today, so time to relax.