The dinner at the Official Residence of the Consul General over the weekend was a first for me. Naturally, it did not escape me that the plates had the official seal. These bespoke pieces were made by Noritake, and every official residence has the same set of official dinnerware. As you may have imagined, breaking any of these pieces should be avoided at all cost as they cannot be easily replaced. Will these pieces still be there when our time comes say 20 years from now? Perhaps…but for now, we’ll just enjoy all the official dinners. Cheers!