What a beautiful night within the arts district! Texas Ballet Theater was in tremendous kind final night time. The corporate appeared to have a blast performing this present; their pleasure radiated off the stage and admittedly, I wanted some pleasure to clean over me. I wore a easy black maxi costume with my fabulous new sparkly capelet from Denova Lively for the event and couldn’t have been comfier!
My good friend Thi and I went to Ellie’s Restaurant throughout the road from the Winspear Opera Home. I simply love the walkability of the Dallas Arts District! We began the night time off with City Backyard cocktails – such a Rose Desk identify! – that had gin, St-Germain elderflower liqueur, Veuve Ambal Rosé, strawberry, and lemon. The drinks had been as refreshing as they had been fairly and matched Thi’s beautiful pink costume!
For starters, we acquired the grilled flatbread (“You LOVE roasted grapes!” mentioned Thi, who is aware of me nicely) and poke tacos with ahi tuna and avocado. Neither was too heavy and the flatbread is one thing I might undoubtedly recreate at dwelling.
We every acquired the Caesar salad with sardines and lemon zest. I preserve telling myself I’m going to get one other salad to jot down about nevertheless it’s simply so scrumptious!
I ordered the candy and bitter tamarind rooster with charred gnocchi, inexperienced beans, and black garlic au jus for dinner. The au jus was so thick and syrupy and wonderful. The airline minimize rooster was completely cooked and the candy and bitter taste went completely with my Veuve glowing rosé. I had by no means had something with tamarind earlier than and cherished it! Thi was proper, it was a bit like caramelized rooster with out being too candy. Scrumptious!
We cut up the limoncello olive oil sponge cake for dessert, which frankly I might by no means have ordered alone as a result of I’ve by no means been an olive oil cake fan however wow, was this good. It was SO moist and lemony. I cherished the informal presentation and the anise syrup was improbable.
After dinner, we headed over to the Winspear to see the present. Paige Nyman was a star as Alice. Her bio talked about that she’s additionally performed the titular character in Sleeping Magnificence and Cinderella and it’s straightforward to see why; she exudes Disney princess power and lights up the stage. One in every of my favourite scenes was when Alice danced with a unicorn and (I feel?) a tiger. Her swish actions almost defied gravity.
Jason McClung stole the present because the White Rabbit together with his playful efficiency. You may inform the entire firm was delighting in taking part in frogs, cats, bugs, and extra, giving joyful, athletic performances.
Ballet actually is one among my favourite artwork types. It’s really easy to get misplaced within the magic at Texas Ballet Theater. The dreamy music, stellar costumes, and distinctive dancing at Texas Ballet Theater by no means disappoint. I couldn’t be extra enthusiastic about subsequent 12 months’s season. See you on the ballet!
Need extra Alice? Take a look at my Alice in Wonderland celebration right here.
Dance by life,