Country club lunch

The good people at the Santaluz Country Club had me over for lunch yesterday to talk about Shangri-La.

The chef there prepared a thematic meal—thankfully not filled with chiles, like authentic Bhutanese food, but more of an Indian flavor: lentil soup, mango chicken, and oh that creme brulee.

The tables were even decorated with the official flower of Bhutan, the poppy, and saffron silk napkins—gorgeous, tasteful, and best of all, people want to help us with Books To Bhutan.

That’s Elizabeth, who chooses authors for the series in conjunction with Warwick’s in La Jolla, holding up the handmade menu. A good meal is always a treat but this was on a whole different level.

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