Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Oh What a Night!

The hills are alive la la la la la la! My BFF and I went and saw the play The.Sound.of.Music last night. It was incredible. From the sets and scenery, to the costumes, to the actors and their glorious voices - sigh - it was spectacular. Toronto is truly a fabulous city for plays and dinners out.

First we went to a restaurant called Big.Daddy’s.Crabshack as it is participating in this year’s Summerlicious

Summerlicious is a city-wide event that offers fixed price dining at some of the better (more expensive) restaurants in the city. It allows us normal folk to try out restaurants that would otherwise be out of our league. There are some mid-range restaurants that take part – like Big Daddy’s – but the food is amazing and who doesn’t like a deal?

We had Cajun Grilled Calamari, Grilled Atlantic Salmon with Jambalaya Rice and grilled veggies and dessert as our fixed menu. In addition we shared the Crab Cakes & Crawfish. YUM!

Then it was off to the show. We got our tickets at a special price – they were $50 a seat for anywhere in the house. We ended up in the Orchestra section, 10 rows from the stage. AWESOME!

Oh and we capped the night off with a glass of Dan.Akroyd’s (a good ole Toronto boy) wine at the Elephant.&.Castle pub down the road from the theatre. Just right.

I could rave and rave and rave about our evening. I love living in the city and being able to make last minute plans like these.


Kate said...

So I guess that means that if I loved the movie (which I watched yearly with my mother growing up), I should get tickets to the show and force DH to go along?
Sounds like a great evening!

Fran said...

It really sounds like you had a great night out! So if I'm planning a holiday on that side of the pond it'll have to be summer time to enjoy the fab food and celebrations! It's so nice to hear you upbeat. Keep it up! Love, Fran

Sweet Georgia said...

Kate - definitely force the hubby to go!

Fran - Summer is definitely better because there are so many festivals, but in the Winter there's skating, and hockey games and Winterlicious which is the Winter equivalent of Summerlicious.

Hope said...

That sounds like a fantastic evening, that is my idea of fun and relaxation

Sandra D. said...

Sounds like you had a great time! It's stuff like this that makes me really miss Toronto...such an awesome city.

Spacey said...

It sounds like you had a great night out! :)