Is everyone here?
Ok then, let’s continue!
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This next item in the Dale Chihuly exhibit, “Through the Looking Glass”, is a spectacular blue “chandelier” that would be fabulous in your entryway . . .
IF you happen to live in a palace, that is!!!
It’s absolutely huge. The color is a cool icy blue, which is somehow appropriate because the glass tendrils look frozen.
As we turn the corner, we come upon a whole field of tall violet reeds, displayed amongst large birch logs. It’s quite a powerful sight and yet immediately soothing, wonderfully serene – sort of a mystical marshland!
Gosh Kids, you must be starving by now! Time for lunch.
The museum has a few dining venues: a formal restaurant, a cafeteria, and a lovely cafe, which is where we’re going. Located near the courtyard, it’s a large, bright, open space with lots of windows – a cheerful little oasis in the midst of the bustle of art fans of all ages.
Whew! We were more ready to sit down than we thought! First, a cold drink. On a warm summer day, I’m a seltzer-with-lemon gal; Sir Beads had the Sam Adams.
Within seconds, our server offered fresh rolls, and generous slices of warm cornbread with butter on the side. So yummy I forgot to snap a photo of them. (C’mon, we were HUNGRY!)
On this particular day, Sir Beads was channeling his caveman roots – all he wanted was a big juicy burger (Men!).
I, on the other hand, wanted to try one of the more creative choices on the menu: “Summer Vegetable Lasagna”.
The presentation is a little work of art, in itself. Don’t you agree?
I quickly jotted down the ingredients so that I could rattle them off for you . . . zucchini, roasted tomatoes, summer squash, herbed ricotta, eggplant, micro arugula, and tomato basil sauce. It was delicious!!!! The waiter had warned me that there were no noodles in this lasagna. As a pasta fan I could have chosen something else, but I also love veggies, and besides, I wanted to try a festive entree! I will definitely attempt to re-create the dish at home – it was that good.
As we dined, we were able to enjoy another one of Chihuly’s pieces . . . His “Lime Green Icicle Tower” was installed right in the restaurant area. It’s enormous. For an idea of size, notice the
ants people standing nearby!
Rumor has it that donations to the museum have made it possible for this piece to stay after the show moves on.
I hope you had fun. Thanks so much for coming along. Shall we do it again some day?
For now, we’d better hop back on the bus and take our seats. Sir Beads will be driving us home . . .
Isn’t that right, Sir Beads?
Ah, there he is! Trying to squeeze in just one more photo . . .
Til next time,
and Sir Beads, too!