With 86 guests, this event had a terrific turn-out. Restaurant Georgette was a beautiful setting and the food was absolutely delicious and accompanied by wonderful Chilean wines. We were able to give our new members a warm and welcoming introduction to Les Dames d'Escoffier and convey that they were indeed being inducted into a very special organization. In commemoration of our 40th anniversary, Dame Maria Gomes, President of LDEI attended. Two of our founding members, Carol Brock and Saralie Slonsky, were present and both spoke movingly of the origins of Les Dames d'Escoffier.
An original painting created and signed by Jacques Pepin was raffled off and the dinner provided a communality of spirit and pride in LDNY that can be considered "priceless". With special thanks to: Abigail Kirsch, Chocolat Moderne, D'Artagnan, Georgette Farkas, Jacques Pepin, Wines of Chile, and Danielle Occhiogrosso, Photographer.