Gil sent out this sweet e-mail:
I wanted to thank you all for making my birthday so great.
It was certainly a surprise and the gifts were even more of
a surprise. I hope you all enjoyed each other's company
and the food at Long Tan as well. I promise next time,
when you're in Park Slope, the walk to the restaurant will
not be that long....cause I'll be doing the cooking :)
Really, I'm lucky to have such great friends and family.
Thank you all.
PS - I want to thank my parents as well for relinquishing
the night of my birthday (normally reserved for a family
dinner) for the festivities.