October 19, 2021

Celebrating My Birthday with Friends

I always enjoy eating out, especially when it is with dear friends celebrating special occasions.

Earlier last week, a group of friends and I gathered in New York City for my belated birthday dinner. As many of you know, my birthday is August 3rd, but it took quite awhile to find a day that fit all our busy schedules. We dined at the celebrated Le Bernardin restaurant, which is co-owned by my friend, Chef Eric Ripert. Le Bernardin is ranked among the best restaurants in the world. It received its four-star review from The New York Times only three months after opening in 1986 and is the only New York four-star restaurant that has maintained its status of excellence for more than three decades. It also holds the highest rating of three stars from The Michelin Guide. We had the most delicious meal. I was also gifted with an 18-foot dawn redwood tree which is now planted in a perfect location at my Bedford, New York farm.

Here are some photos, enjoy.