Tuesday, January 29, 2008
The Great Pratt's Gathering
Every January, the wine geeks migrate north of New York City to a forested glen, within which sits the legendary Peter Pratt's Steakhouse. Like the great herds of the Serengeti, they move in packs, circling each other to find out who's wine is the alpha, occasionally jumping from table to table to sample each other's wares. As the day winds down, a ceremonial steak is eaten, cigars are smoked, and the new year is celebrated with laughter and much camaraderie. Then, one by one or in small groups, they head back out into the cold, the warmth of the afternoon fading into a lovely memory.
Pic 1: The Geeks Gather Pic 2: The Cheese Master and his Better Half Pic 3: The California Table (sober) Pic 4: Opening the Bottles Pic 5: Pouring the Bubbly Pic 6: The California Table Begins Pic 7: Jay Shares his Champagne Pic 8: A Treasure Trove of Burgundy Pic 9: The Best Table (aka The Burgundy Table) Pic 10: Taste This! Pic 11: Smell This! Pic 12: Try To Enjoy This! Pic 13: Despite the Abuse, the Two Jays like each other Pic 14: Flitting from Table to Table Pic 15: The Cheese Table Pic 16: The Three Amigos Pic 17: Happy Faces Pic 18: Mingling with Mark Pic 19: The California Table (not so sober) Pic 20: Friends meet again Pic 21: Enjoying the cigars Pic 22: Showing the IPhone off Pic 23: What do you mean it's time to go? Pic 24: The Exodus Begins...