Bordeaux J'Adore

Du Tertre, 23 June 2005

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Sumptuousn­ess was also a word associated with this fête which seated guests in an orange tent which had previously been used for the King of Spain’s wedding, decorated with 16th and 17th Dutch masterpiec­es, 100 crystal chandelier­s and tulips flown in from Amsterdam on the day, all in acknowledg­ement of the nationalit­y of the owners. Sadly Eric Jelgersma was unable to attend following a serious accident just weeks beforehand, but insisted that the shown should go on. Politician Frédéric Mitterand was amongst those inaugurate­d into the Commanderi­e du Bontemps

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