Saturday 22 February
Since Barbara had taken us all to Brasenose for dinner, Holt had to do the same for Christ Church High Table.
Unfortunately there was not a dessert night before Harold had to leave, but Saturday did turn out to be a special occasion, as the Winklevoss twins were coming back (with the Development Office, of course, and the nice rowing coach) to have a festal dinner at their alma mater.
We started with a meticulously-plated marinated vegetable salad with buffalo mozzarella and dabs of tomato pesto; the wine for all courses was Chablis premier cru Fourchaume 2008.
Our pudding was less prepossessing, but equally tasty: mango "tarte Tatin" on a puddle of caramel, topped with crème fraîche ice cream studded with green peppercorns - a nice answer to salted caramel.
Then we proceeded back to the SCR for coffee, tea, scotch, and special plates of macarons, cherries, blackberries, dates, grapes, and other dessert-like things, which encouraged the Winklevosses to linger and chat - even with such as we.