Whack-a-Donald and say Olé!

Susanna Vapnek threw a Fiesta party last Saturday and it was a hit for 2 reasons. First off, her chef was her old friend, the writer Nils Bernstein (Wine Spectator, Bon Appetit, New York Times and more), who cooked an exquisite dinner of gourmet Mexican cuisine. Secondly, all who wanted to could get in some whacks at a piñata of the Donald, and boy did they go at it! He was destroyed, with a coup de grace through the heart to make sure the job was really done. Great Norteño music and good company added to the happiness quotient on this lovely, balmy evening. It was a privilege to be asked to shoot a master at work (for his website – details of the menu will probably be found there) and a real hoot to see that other man get his just deserts.