Ok, that was funny to a grand total of one person.
Moving on. I am interviewing someone for my boss's job tomorrow. There's been a search committee for the Chief Legal and Compliance Officer job going on for nearly a year now, and they're down to two candidates. My boss and this other person. The search committee wants all of us to speak to both candidates. The problem? We have 30 minutes to do this and the entire department (legal, diversity and compliance) is invited. It will be weird.
Dinner last night was excellent. We went to a restaurant called Bank in the Hotel Icon, and it was exellent. We ended up getting the tasting menu, which was a six course meal. We started with Ribbons of Tuna with Avacado, Spicy Radish and Ginger Marinade. After that, they suggested we move to the red wine (a 1999 Silver Oak) to eat the Roasted Quail Cress Salad. Next, Chicken and Coconut Milk Soup with Galangral and Shitakes. This was followed by a baked halibut that was the least remarkable course of the meal. We then turned to a veal chop spiked with sage and served with a kumquat chutney and madeira jus. Finally, we had Jean-Georges' famous chocolate cake and an equally good coconut creme. My godfather is very good to me.