It was her 4th annual “Heart to Heart Champagne and Romance Dinner Dance,” a lush fundraising affair that had all February is known for, champagne, an intimate dinner, dancing and of course, romance.
“We love her,” said Lauren Shelto, who came with husband Geoff Boughton, and her sister and brother-in-law Jayne and Jim Bishop. And on a night when she admitted she would probably be happily slipping into pajamas as the end of another work week loomed, Shelto said it was a treat to be out on the town instead of cooking at home. So would there be dancing with her date as well?
Doing the heavy lifting in the kitchen was a who’s who of area chefs including Chip Miller from The Society Room, Stefan Drago from Belle Terrace, Yale Woodson from Plan B Burger Bar and Katrina Chabot from Farmington Gardens.
“Yummy, just yummy,” was the food review from self-proclaimed amateur critic Mary Carlisle, a West Hartford resident who said she was the “fill-in” date for a friend who could not attend. “Definitely better than what I would have been eating if I were home,” she said. “By Thursday all the energy I have when it comes to making dinner is a bowl of cereal.”