A blogger seeking a richer life... in a wasteland called the suburbs... for my family, myself, and anyone who will listen!

Monday, March 22, 2010

A Special GNO

 On Friday five of us (with me driving), left the kids and the husbands at home and high-tailed it over the 59th Street Bridge and into NYC to celebrate a special birthday for a special friend... first stop, Hell's Kitchen, for dinner at Gallo Nero Wine Bar and Grill, a gem of a trattoria and serious wine bar with ONLY (haha) 45 wines by the glass and 500 by the bottle... way more serious than we were... giddy just to be 'out and about', snapping photos like tourists, while being seated at the best table in the house on one of the warmest of winter nights...
The ambiance was beautiful, casual and intimate...

First Course...
Crostini with tomato, basil and truffled goat cheese

Frisse salad with pear poached in beets and gorgonzola

Buratta made from mozzarella and cream

Fried calamari

All of the food was delicious and...
With one minute to spare we made it to theater, tipsy and completely satisfied!

"Next To Normal", winner of three Tony Awards... and crazy as it may seem... it is... an extraordinary musical about a mother who is bipolar and the pain she and her suburban family endure... it's a real 'tear-jerker', so be prepared...  as the NY Times put it, " This brave and breathtaking musical... never for a minute does it let you escape the anguish at the core of their lives..."
photo by Sara Krulwich/ The New York Times

1 comment:

  1. Yummo on the food! I love calamari!
    Don't think I can handle tear jerker plays tho... Glad you enjoyed it!