There is terrible weather in the East but here in California the day was warm and it was the last week for the good local tomatoes. Though it was the end of October we decided to observe one final summer day and so for an early dinner we chose a menu from the South of France for half a dozen guests. Antoine Bouterin's recipe for blanc de volaille pané aux herbs was the centerpiece served with tomatoes Provençal and diced sauteed potatoes. They were followed by greens with goat cheese and finished with mixed fruit and more cheeses.
I emulated Luciano Barbera by wearing Napolisumisura's cream linen jacket out of season. It was Mr. Barbera who said, "Everyone knows you wear wool in the winter, linen in the summer, and a straw hat from June 15th to Labor Day. Everyone is right. And therein lies the problem. Follow these rules and you will look like everyone else. Better that you display a little originality. On the gravest days of winter I put on my gray flannels, a cashmere tie in a sober color and my white linen jacket."
Gabardine trousers and a knitted silk necktie were not flannel and cashmere but they were a better match for the 75 degree (24 C) temperature. Afterwards the jacket went back into storage and I went back to wearing Harrison's mid-weight Moonbean.