Chef Michaelsen is seen here in a photo from the restaurant’s Facebook Page without his ear-mounted flashlight.
Chef Michaelsen is seen here in a photo from the restaurant’s Facebook Page without his ear-mounted flashlight.

Chef Michaelsen is seen here in a photo from the restaurant’s Facebook Page without his ear-mounted flashlight.

Undeterred by a brief but intense storm that on August 7 knocked out power along Route 35, members and guests of the Rotary Club of Ridgefield lived up to the old adage while meeting at Bartolo’s Restaurant. “Enjoy life, eat dessert first.” The dish was gelato with fruit and would have melted. So, at the recommendation of management – and without dissent — the sweet end of the dinner was leapfrogged to first.

Chef Arthur Michaelsen strapped a flashlight over his right ear and dinner was served by candlelight to 31members and guests of the Club. The food was great. The service was attentive. And, since the power was ultimately restored, the Club was able to conduct its business meeting consisting largely of a review of recent enhancements to its website.

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