凯瑟琳·曼斯菲尔德（Katherine Manthfield，1888年-1923年），短篇小说家，文化女性主义者，新西兰文学的奠基人，被誉为100多年来新西兰最有影响的作家之一。 著名作品有《花园酒会》、
After a six-year hiatus, a man and a woman who used to be lovers or close friends meet in a café. They reminisce about days gone by - the day they spent at the Kew Gardens together; he tells her about Russia and how class-free the society is; about how he liked to talk to her. Despite being poor and she being better-off (as when she would eat caviare), both of them regret not being friends any more. At the café, the man indirectly insults her for still being alone.
The man tells her about his wonderful journeys and that he has accomplished the things they had said they would have done when they were together. She seems to have lost her earlier high status. Now the man seems to possess wealth however his manners still reflect his low status. He also claims or seems to perceive their love differently, for he thought that he loved her more, however the woman taking notice of him from the manner in which he did something shows the reader that she did love him. The man continues talking this time about how he studied the mind while he was in Russia and is unable to complete his sentence because he takes notice to his companion walking out on him. When it's time to pay he asks the waiter not to charge him for the cream since it was untouched.