Monday, December 17, 2007
An evening at the opera
This past Saturday we saw War and Peace at the Metropolitan Opera House, aka The Met.(The photo was taken with my cell phone) It was 4 hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission. There were 65 soloists(most operas only have 3 or 4). There was a live dog, goat, and horse on stage. At some points there were 200+ people on stage. The opera recreates the one of the largest land battles in history! It was pretty good.
Before the opera we had dinner at Le Madeliene, a French restaurant near our apartment. We both had the prix fixe menu. I had a delicious butternut squash puree, and Craig had the mesclun salad. For entrees I had the salmon and Craig had a chicken and pasta dish. For dessert, Craig had a chocolate raspberry mouse, and I had classic creme brulee. Friday night we went to Rachel's and Craig had a warm spinach salad with chicken livers. So you would think it would a salad of spinich with a few chicken livers on top. Oh no, it was basically a plate-o-chicken livers with some spinach on top. It was entree size, so Craig did not eat the whole thing.