As I have said before, it's the company that makes these dinners successful. They provide the inspiration and the reason for the evening. The advantage of a long, leisurely meal is that you have a chance to relax and enjoy each other's company. We tried new foods, and even enjoyed some of them. We shared how each couple met. (I think Bob even got it right!) We told stories about our parents, about our travels and about our kids. We laughed together. We ate too much, drank just enough and enjoyed every minute. It was a magical evening. One we'll have to do again.