John Bowles, one of the leaders of Los Amigos del Pueblo who are committed to restoring the historic adobes on Olvera Street, took members of the Rome Polo Team to lunch at La Golondrina on the Plaza. The team, here under the sponsorship of Geyser Peak Winery, then went on to Palm Springs where over the weekend it will cross mallets at the Eldorado Polo Club with teams from Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Francisco.
Les Gourmets du Dimanche met the other night (a Sunday, naturally) at the home of Dr. Fabio Marcotulli to dine on osso buco and risotto prepared by Max Eckert and to talk about their next outing. Les Gourmets have chosen Rome and Florence for their springtime jaunt, a week of sightseeing, art viewing and shopping in those two magnificent Italian towns. Eckert will act as tour guide as he did for Les Gourmets' recent visit to Hong Kong. Taking in every detail were avid travelers like Jan and Jim Moiso, Jack Lowrance, Van Venneri, Lois Howard, Dr. Joseph Pollock, Barbara MacDonald, Ann Marie Moses. Yvonne Auerbach, Don DeVaney, Nina Trutanic, Philip Salet, Father Maurice Chase, Elisabeth Pollon and Bea Gilbert. Before the first drinks were served, a few of the guests admitted they'd already signed on--Ellen Pollon and Diane and Bill Murphy with daughters Meg and Cassie.