We celebrated again today – taking mom to lunch at Le Bernadin (not too shabby), then seeing The Front Page with Nathan Lane and John Slattery.
I treated myself and the others to a car service following us all day – taking me in, picking up mom and sister, then to the restaurant, then the theater, then back to their respective corners before I came back to Bedford. It made life SO simple, especially after the theater, not having to fret about getting a cab.
Le Bernadin is about the best restaurant on the planet – such superb food and service. We had the prix fixe luncheon…. I had grilled octopus appetizer and red snapper for main course and a red wine poached pear for dessert. Perfectly sized small portions but not so small you have to find the food in the plate.
We saw Front Page and it was fabulous – so many familiar faces, great character actors in it – and who doesn’t love John Slattery and Nathan Lane? John Goodman. Dann Florek. Holland Taylor. Robert Morse, yes that Robert Morse. Christopher McDonald. All excellent.
Great seats. Long play, 2 hours 45 minutes but with two short intermissions. Flew by.
In this cast photo, Slattery’s hair is pretty brown but tonight, his hair was almost all white, as was his character Roger in Mad Men. White suits him far more.
The drive home was long, lots of inching along, but thankfully I got to leave the driving to others. I got home to a full house – the kids, a slew of their friends, admitting they opened the new bottle of bourbon, but hey, that’s okay – it’s great to see everyone.
I’ll wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving now because I won’t blog tomorrow. Enjoy your day with family.