The Courant today received a copy of the itemized receipt for a New Year’s Eve dinner attended by the mayor, his chief of staff and seven others, which has drawn criticism.
Mayor Pedro Segarra has said he reimbursed a portion of the dinner, and his chief of staff, Jared Kupiec, said today that he would reimburse the remaining cost. The dinner, which cost $707, was charged to Kupiec’s city credit card.
An itemized receipt of the dinner shows that the attendees ordered caviar (for $110), oysters, rack of lamb and cheesecake, among other things. You can view the receipt here: p_20130506115732
The dinner was for eight people, Segarra has said, including himself; his spouse; Kupiec; a female guest of Kupiec’s; Chief Operating Officer Saundra Kee Borges; two members of the Hartford Police Department who were providing security for the mayor that evening; and an eighth person whom he could not recall. The meal was put on a city purchasing card because the group was working at First Night in Hartford, he said.
You can read more about purchasing cards here.