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FAMILY DINNER: It’s difficult to get a reservation for two at La Grenouille — let alone one for 30 — but owner Charles Masson made an exception on Friday night when he threw a 25th birthday dinner for his daughter Flavia at the restaurant’s upstairs dining room.
The birthday girl, an actress and comedienne who has performed at Caroline’s Comedy Club, said this was the first time she’d asked her dad for this kind of favor. “I didn’t want it to seem like I was taking advantage of his restaurant before,” she said.
The hostess selected a pink theme for the occasion — decorations included pink balloons and floral arrangements and menu items included (pink) lobster ravioli appetizers and a bombe glacée dessert garnished with pink rose petals. (The birthday girl also donned a peach Marchesa number and pink baubles from her mother Francesca Visconti’s jewelry collection.)
“This isn’t the kind of place where you can have a cowboys-and-Indians theme,” she admitted.