“Fifty-four hundred strawberries in a vacherin glacé,” he said.

Peppered with a sly, sweet smile, a pair of oversize, architectural black-framed eyeglasses, not especially tall or thin but intensely graceful, Sean Driscoll, the droll and beloved co-founder of the Manhattan-based catering firm Glorious Food, was leaving a Met Gala one Monday in May some time ago when he was asked for his assessment of the evening.