A reader e-mailed to ask how much the Chapel Hill Town Council is spending for its dinner tonight at The Franklin Hotel. The council is kicking off its annual retreat tonight before moving to the Town Ops Center tomorrow.
The answer? $1,200 plus tax and service charge.
The town has 30 elected officials and senior staff members at the dinner, public information officer Catherine Lazorko said. So that's $40 and change a person.
For that the diners get roasted beet and orange salad in a white balsamic vinagrette, their choice of pan roasted Atlantic salmon with fingerling potatoes, smoked porkchop with North Carolina sweet potato or vegetarian lasagna.
Dessert is a poached pear with cinammon pancakes and vanilla bean ice cream.