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Teatro - review

jacinthe | May 15, 2005 10:35 PM

Been to so many places recently - unfortunately, just no time to write everything up. However, here's a short one..

Student rush tickets for Friday’s 8pm ballet. Must eat beforehand. Reservations accordingly made at Teatro.

In at 6:30, on the dot. Seated promptly! Drinks were ordered – dirty martini for my friend, Tuscan sunrise (pineapple-infused vodka, limoncello, orange juice, grenadine) for me. Bread brought out after we ordered our dishes – quite lovely mound of hummus, amid a sea of olive oil with red pepper flakes. Quite pleasant.

For my friend, the tuna carpaccio (a lucky someone had had a big lunch at Upstairs on the Square earlier in the day, hrmph). For me, the orrechiette with spicy sausage and broccoli rabe (was dithering between this and the spaghetti carbonara, and was told that this would be lighter). Rather lovely, with the pasta spread out in a single layer over the bottom of the large shallow bowl. It was very good, indeed light, precisely what I was looking for before sitting for almost three hours in the dark.

Didn’t feel like dessert – the menu doesn’t look all that inspired. But we were in and out, without feeling rushed, with enough time to enjoy another drink at the bar before running back to the Wang Theatre to not miss curtain call. Perfect for a pre-show meal (although I admittedly still am partial to Blu, in the Sports Club, after a couple of absolutely great experiences there.)

Good thing I have another couple sets of theatre tickets before the end of the month. It’ll be a hard call where to go.

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