Thanks for all the responses - it *did* work.
As I said, It was my father-in-law's final night of the visit and we wanted to treat him. The restaurant had a 2lb+ lobster flown in especially and served to his liking (without the shell - he's a bit funny that way, doesn't like his food to remind him of what it looked like when it was alive).
We told him that we'd order for him. We started with a rose champagne, then Ali and I had foie gras with an excellent 1990 Suduraut and he had crab cakes with the 2003 Neal.
We had a salad of frissee(?) lettuce, raisins and walnuts (which made the Neal taste very dry indeed). Then the chef came out and presented the lobster personally.
I had a braised beef short rib and Ali had veal wrapped in proscuitto, which we paired with a 97 Mill Creek Reflections (didn't really meet expectations; first taste was great, but not enough fruit for the tannins. Glad I only bought one.)
Finished up with desserts and cheese with the rest of the Suduiraut. >burp<!