I want to sincerely thank everyone on this board as well as John B. and his tireless efforts and "recruiting" skills for participating in the organization of this dinner. At this writing Maestro has received credit card confirmations from 57 people. We had more than this express interest but this seems to be the number that will actually attend the dinner. Of the 57 as many as 21 will be singles with one coming from Michigan, two from New York, two from Philly, two from Baltimore and the rest from the D. C. area. For myself this is an opportunity for others to share in what I believe is the equal of any Italian restaurant literally in the world. And with people who share the values that a great meal and a great memory last forever.
For myself I believe that one day, when I am in the nursing home (!) I will be talking about the dinners where we set the house record for wine consumption at Laboratorio (see link below) and the night that almost 60 of us took over America's best Italian restaurant and had it all to ourselves.
Thank you everyone!