My typical afternoon doldrums took a decidedly untypical turn last Wednesday. A little after 5, when I was ready to give up on the day entirely, I got a call from Jennifer Ahearn-Koch, publicist for restaurateur extraordinaire (and one-time Sarasota bachelor of the millennium) Paul Mattison. She began the conversation by saying that she’d read my blog, found it amusing and passed it on to Chef Paul. Aw, I love hearing that kind of stuff. How nice.
But then she continued: Chef Paul, it turns out, would like to extend to me an invitation to Friday’s UnParty—the official more-than-media, booze-included preview party for the UnGala. Out-of-the-blue invites to a $50 party? Yay!
MY TICKET IN: Chef Paul gets a gold star for generosity.