Monday, May 14, 2018

another dinner, another show

So the highlight of the mother's day weekend was definitely the Mondiale dinner at the Gage.  Billed as a version of Oregon Pinot Camp, we of course immediately signed up for the dinner...

literally every course was amazing- could not pick a favorite - or even two LOL

reception wines -eight to start and eight with dinner - so lots of things - many new- to try!

A lovely meal and good to catch up with some  friends we haven't seen since last fall- like John & Stephanie and Mon & Beth and meet some new folks through the Mondiale- our dining companions Natalia & Adrian were delightful!

The night before we had attended a FolkStage concert at WFMT - a duo from DC who recently relocated to Texas (???) - she had a terrific voice but was over dramatic with a lot of mugging for the live audience that the radio listeners could certainly not understand.  There was a lot of dean air time (they didn't have any fill in for the between songs tuning etc... ) which seemed kind of strange - I wondered what the listeners who were hearing it live on FMT thought. Not a horrible concert but not a good one either. 

the weekend was also the Chicago spring planting weekend (Mother's Day is the traditional weekend for putting in the annuals) so the deck is now decked out with the annuals for the summer - will add a few tomato plants once Memorial Day rolls around (a fool's errand to do it earlier)

yes I know they are over planted - they can be thinned out as they grow- I like the instant gratification of lots and lots of color! LOL

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