The most talked about dish of the early evening, the olive stuffed with bird pepper and Gouda cheese: a super spicy treat that lit mouths on fire throughout the building.
The Concord Chorale serenaded the guests all night.
Head chef Mike Cook stacks beer-battered onion rings (Golden Rings, duh), which disappeared faster than any of the other first six dishes.
Spicy apple chutney is deftly applied to seared duck (Swans a-swimming).
Shawn Dupont was bravely crushing the olive stuffed with bird pepper and Gouda cheese (Calling Birds).