We got gussied up last night to stroll next door for dinner, then down a block to the theater. “How fun is this? This is where we live.”
We’ve been meaning to go to Fleur de Lys restaurant ever since we got a gift certificate for our wedding. Thanks Jen and Steve! But it’s not a place you can really make a last minute reservation at, so I finally snagged one for Saturday. I think the most surprising thing for me was walking in at 6pm to find the place packed, as in every seat taken. There was one section of the restaurant with two-tops and all of them were taken by married couples celebrating an anniversary.
It’s a 3, 4, or 5 course fixed-price menu. 3 courses was more than enough. What’s great about the menu is that you can choose each of your courses. I started with the foie gras torchon (duh), scallops sitting on top of pork belly, and lemon cheesecake. You think you’re done, then they bring out one last plate of assorted desserts (mini madeleines, tarts, gelees, and chocolate) which was crazy excessive because we could barely eat another bite. Beautiful restaurant to take your time and enjoy an amazing, special meal.
The musical Fela (pronounced Fay-luh) extended performances through the end of December. The NY Times review of the off-Broadway Fela was stellar so I jumped on front-row Loge section seats. Because who really reads the Chronicle reviews of anything. That’s like asking a kindegartner what they think of a show.
The musical is the story of Fela Kuti, a musician who dedicated his life to Nigeria’s liberation movement. I thought it was really powerful and the only show where I actually got up and danced. Yep, the whole audience got up and shook their booties. When have you ever seen that happen?