While the actual day of my birthday this year was less than festive (our dog, Milton, passed in the morning), a proper celebration came a few days later when my brother, David and his wife, Jennie surprised me with an extraordinarily generous and extravagant gift: a meal at the 3-Michelin star Saison. What follows is a short description of the 17 (!) courses we had that night.
After a glass of sparkling wine from Charles Krug, we were presented with an infusion of herbs gathered from their garden. It was a refreshing way to transition from outside to beginning our meal.