On Saturday I had the privilege of attending the annual Explorers Club Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria. It is like the Oscars, except instead of honoring people who went to space with a green screen it honors the people who went to space with an actual rocket. The first people to reach the North Pole, the top of Mount Everest and the moon? All members of the Explorers Club. (Buzz Aldrin, by the way, looked smashing in his shiny metal bow tie that I assume was made from part of the moon. Oh, if only E! could have been there with the Glam Cam®.) The dinner brings together an amazing, inspiring and intimidating group of people, and it also brings together an amazing, inspiring and intimidating group of appetizers.
In keeping with its mission of pushing the boundaries of the human experience, the Explorers Club knows how to organize an aggressive buffet. Here is your list of do’s and do not’s from an Explorers cocktail hour:
Alligator Feet: Do
Depending on where you live, alligator may actually be available in the stores you frequent. This was a little different because the skin was still on and the claws were attached, but the meat was absolutely delicious.