Saturday, June 15, 2019

we eat at home

LOL- only kidding - sort of- for one night this week we did actually eat at home - the seventh game of the Stanley Cup playoffs which was won by..... the ST LOUIS BLUES!!!!!!! for the  first time in their history!!!!!

Meanwhile on Monday we met up with Jenny for some really good Sichuan food nearby at Chengdu Impressions-

on Tuesday we met up with Todd & Evelyn for a dinner to try a new "One Off Hospitality" place called Cafe Cancale - it was a complete winner!

raw scallops  - a winner

mussels escabeche with charred leeks were fabulous!

soft shelled crabs followed by the quenelles

excellent trout

the winner in the desserts was the kouign amann- hand's down! (pictured two down)

Wednesday the Blues won the day and the season and something like 50 years of history in hockey!

Thursday we went to a new place as pre theater - it was ostensibly Filipino and called Kubo... for was good and service was very friendly and it was across from Theater Wit - where we saw the Remy Bumppo production of Bloomsday a touching love story about missed opportunity... a worthwhile evening as we nearly finish the spring to summer theater season (with 12th Night being the last play until the fall- seeing that next Sunday)

Then Phil left for his "boy trip" with Jeremy to the Clearwater Folk Festival and left Lucy and I home to one nice day and two dreary ones....

Next week we have a Chaine event (final of this season) at Kumiko and a dinner with John & Stephanie at S.K.Y. But the craziness of early summer will slow down a bit before we head out of the country in the second half of July....

Monday, June 10, 2019

into June

OK so sometimes I don't know how the days get away and I am always catching up here-

but then I see how it works out when I go back to the calendar and why it is so difficult to keep track of our lives - which I refer to as over scheduled....

So starting where the last blog post left off with Hannah & Martin... we had dinner with friends the following night (Mike & Leslie) at our place (carry in sushi) and then dinner at friends house (Kevin & Shari) for the holiday weekend where we had a magnificent meal -

caesar salad bites and fresh oysters (we had them with chipotle bourbon sauce too!

some of the wines

Thai spiced watermelon crab soup- OMG!

amazing filet and outstanding smashed fingerling potatoes!

the last slice of cake - with the dessert wine (above)

then we went to an annoying play at Northlight- called Into the Breeches - seriously lame vaudeville-esque not worth the time...

the next night we went to Georges Trois with friends (Ron & Mary) and had a lovely evening...

 then we went the following night to a Magic Show at the Palmer House

then the following night we went to hear John Flynn in concert at WFMT and out to dinner with friends (Ron & Mary & Nan) for pizza at Fat Chris'

then our next event was Jeong with friends (Sheila & Mary) another wonderful dinner at Dave Park's table!

Then on to another play - this one a cute and sentimental music based story of the 2016 Cubs Miracle team- world series champions!

Then the next night to 2C Chicago (with Paige and Sharad)  where we had a fun fun fun evening -

then the next night Phil went to a concert at WFMT and I met up with him and Ron & Mary at Jibek Jolu for a post concert dinner -

and then yesterday we went to NT Live for All About Eve - starring Gillian Anderson as Margo Channing -

this babe is Julian Ovenden - who played Margo's love interest Bill Sampson - a distinct improvement over Gary Merrill in the film...

so maybe you get it why I am not such a regular poster these days - my sincerest apologies if you are anxiously awaiting my every word LOL like that night ever happen- but I do my best to keep up... tonight dinner with Jenny at Chengdu Impressions nearby... and then tomorrow a new place with friends Todd & Evelyn (French food - seafood of Brittany and Normandy- we'll see.....) onward we go!