"We have designed a special dinner as the countdown begins before we settle in for our nap," Perry says. "I got a great recipe idea from my friend and fellow cook, Paul Rhorbach, for a duck jambalaya. I am going to give it a try!"
The bayou menu -- crab cakes, bayou corn chowder with crayfish, duck jambalaya and bread pudding, all for $26.50 -- will be served today and tomorrow, and then the kitchen will close for eight weeks.
"At 64, I am so lucky to have a great job cooking for the best guests ever and a posse, friends and pets who always have my back," Perry continues. "What else can you ask for?"