Lograh (lograh) wrote,

what a show // weekend update and review

So, on Saturday serenica69 and I decided to get a little culture and go to a show. Neither of us had been to Garbeau's before, so we thought that would be a fun experiance. For myself, it was in fact the first dinner theatre I can recall ever having been to, so I had no idea what to expect. While the total price was a little steep, it wasn't much more than you'd expect for a nice evening out with dinner and a play, it's just that you're spending it all in one place so the tab can get a little scary at the end of the evening. It's certainly worth it, though.

The food was spectacular, if a little lacking in non-meat options. There was only one entre (out of about 9 total) that I could eat, and anyone who doesn't do dairy won't even be able to eat that. The lack of options, though, was made up for in an abundance of quality. My dish was nicely cooked, artfully presented, and very tasty. Serenica opted for the steak, and it arrived perfectly cooked "very well done", exactly as she had asked. That, and it was a huge slab of meat! She was, alas, unable to finish it and had to leave a bit behind. Oh well, she claimed it was yummy, so I trust her that it was worth it. The appetiser we ordered was also nicely prepared, yummy, and well worth it. The crowning segment of the meal, however, was the desert. She pointed out to me that the "pecan tart" had JD (as in, the whiskey) in it, and my mind was set on that delight. It arrived and I recognised it was more of a slice of pecan pie than an actual "tart", but no matter. Allow me to say, once again, it was YUMMY!! My favorite pie of all is pecan pie, and this was baked to perfection with a hint of Jack Daniel's in it, topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a chocolate sauce that tasted to be more of whiskey than chocolate. :) very good stuff! If you like Pecan Pie at all, you've gotta try theirs!

And, of course, being a dinner theatre there was also the play to be had. It was a funny bit titled "Love Sex and the I.R.S." about two guys who get audited by the IRS because they've been filing as married so as to get the tax break. It is a funny story, with good costumes and very skilled actors, and the stage is a reasonable size, properly elevated for easy viewing. I looked around and while I didn't see a single empty seat (the place was PACKED), I also didn't see any seat that looked like it would be a bad place to be. None of the tables were particularly far from the stage, and they were slightly elevated in at least three different layers, so you could see over the folks in front of you with hardly any effort. The actors/actresses were all very easy to see and hear from our seats, and we were roughly second from the back row.

All in all, a very enjoyable experiance. It took the entire evening, and we discovered we were actually a little late (oops). We arrived at 6 (5:30 would likely be better, as some people were getting their dinners when we were getting our appetiser), the play started at 8 (yes, 2 hours for dinner -- it's a slow-paced relaxing environment), with desert served during the intermission at 9ish, and we left around 10ish.

Very, very fun. Highly recommended. A little pricey, but not too much more than dinner+play normally would be, and very much worth it. We're looking at going back for the performance of "Catch Me If You Can" in late March (she not being overly thrilled with "Jesus Christ Superstar").

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