Though the English grub was top class, the wine didn’t arrive until midway through the second course.
“Well, that’s not very English,” said Betty Catroux. “Normally, there are bottles and bottles.”
Her neighbor Eric de Rothschild agreed while he poured sherry into his soup.
During the after-dinner speeches, de Rothschild’s wife, Beatrice, distracted herself by making headdresses and bracelets from the floral centerpieces that had been arranged by Christian Tortu.