Greetings friends! Penelope’s second ballet performance is fast approaching. We are going to see Gwendolyn and the Graceful Pig on May 2nd, with the Ballet Theater Company. It will be ever so exciting to explore a dance interpretation of the story of a “pig like no other,” with performances at 1 pm and 7 pm (we are going to the earlier one, naturally) Tickets are available here. More to follow on this – and also on the March of Dimes Walk for Babies, which will be my first 5k of the year, and my first ever 5k with a stroller, as Penelope will be joining me for that too! Hurrah. Fun times ahead, beautiful May weather, and April hasn’t been so bad either. Some of the highlights of this month:
Pictured: Emily Cahill perusing the wine selection with an expert eye
This wonderful event featured top chefs from the region, as well as celebrity chef Robert Irvine out walking the floor (I didn’t speak with him personally but those who did assured me that he is an awfully nice gentleman). Some of the local favorites present included:
A “Turducken” pate from On20, courtesy of the very talented Jeff Lizotte! Side note – I”ll also be at On20 this Friday for Happy Hour and writing up a full recap of the experience here too – very excited as I’ve never been to their happy hour before, just dinner and small plates at events.
Pictured: a Swiss Chard Dumpling – also from On20 – my favorite bite from the entire evening! Although that had stiff competition from the offerings of Scott Miller, Head Catering Manager of the Max Restaurant Group. He produced a very wonderful lamb tartar
Pictured here, with his signature edible florals which add both a bitter tang and a lovely visual element to his dishes.
Also delicious on the casual front, mini sliders from both Plan B Burger Bar:
And Bear’s BBQ!
Millwrights was present with the entire crew:
And there were countless more – too many to sample all of them unfortunately. We attended the event on Friday night, and it would actually make sense to go Friday and Saturday in order to fully enjoy the entire experience. And I haven’t even started on the wine yet!
So much wine.
We sampled many Italian and French blends – mainly because that’s what I gravitate towards. And by “we” I mean myself and my lovely friend Amanda, all decked out for a Mom’s Night Out without the babies!
Towards the end of the evening, we ventured over to the Rose Lounge. Next year, i would certainly do this first, as it turned out to be only a single ty;e of Rose – Chandon to be precise
It was utterly delightful, however with just one type, I would have preferred to start out with a glass or two before moving into the sampling. I was picturing more of a champagne tasting with small pours – ah well – no complaints either way.
We capped out the night with a visit to the 90 Plus Cellars table, to sip some Rose and get ready for the awesome Rose Cruise this summer!
The glasses are a requirement.
So, that was fun, but Penelope’s 2nd birthday was even better – for obvious reasons.
Obvious, adorable reasons
Nora Cupcakes graciously allowed us to host her princess party in their back room, and we enjoyed Bear’s BBQ, many, many cupcakes, and many, many adorable children. I can’t believe my little girl is two years old already! Such a beautiful, perfect princess. Mommy is so proud.