Fine Dining — Gone But Not Forgotten

I miss the ritual of fine dining. The path through the restaurant, following the maître d, the way the tables are set, the chatter of the guests. Ordering wine while perusing choices. The feel of the menu. The easy banter with the wait staff.

The rhythm of the meal, appetizers, soup, salad, the main course, and then coffee and dessert. The conversation. The laughter floating softly through the dining…