A birthday in the sunny Saturday house for the Canadian-born. A case of tissue-wrapped wines for private tasting sessions. Shiraz, Chenin blanc, Sauvignon blanc, sparklers, from South Africa, New Zealand, Chile, France, Italy and California. New wine glasses. Xeroxed score sheets. Edible gifts from the cat: chocolates and a saucisson sec. A cream and egg omelette for breakfast folded over grated Gruyere. Espresso with fluffed milk. Plans for an empty beach on a New York weekend. Back in time for steak tartare at Les Halles.
Happy Birthday, lovely husband.