Page Five

Proof of collusion. Corner table at Bobby Van’s. Eric Trump and Michael Flynn. 


Farinelli & the King at the transformed to Shakespearean splendor Belasco Theatre. Mark Rylance brilliant! His wife Claire van Kampen’s musical script and the astonishing countertenor voice of Iestyn Davies took it over the top.  Five stars.

Sightings… Kathleen Turner a couple rows ahead. And Mandy Patinkin. 


October Tastes

Brunch at Tavern on the Green’s outside garden was excellent last week. On a balmy beautiful Saturday. Eggs Benedict perfect. Dining al fresco with friends in late October. A rare treat.

For our Fall sojourn to Gramercy Tavern, to celebrate Dr.Husband’s birthday, we enjoyed another parade of delicious masterful creative blends of tastes. Marinated Scallop, Yellowfin Tuna, Watermelon; Lobster, Peaches, Pickled Peppers, Basil; Cod, Zucchini, Poll Beans, Dill; Squid Ink Lumache, Rock Shrimp, Mint, Sungold Tomatoes; Wagyu Beef from Vermont?!, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Grapes; Caramel Pears, Toffee Sauce, Walnuts, Cheddar Ice Cream.

And HarbesFarm Stand on the North Fork in Mattituck, Long Island has even better Apple Cider Donuts than Atkins Country Market in Amherst, Massachusetts! Hard to believe.

Summer Clunkers

Beach reads not even worth the reviews. Chick lit lite. At best. The Heirs, Susan Rieger. A superficial soap opera with implausible scenarios. Ditto. The Arrangement, Sarah Dunn. You guessed it. A couple with an autistic boy decides to set ground rules for cheating on each other for six months. Of course. It all goes wrong. Syrupy in the end.

Ray Donovan. This season better get better. Fast. Devolved into maudlin slow episodes. Last week of GOT. No! Good thing it’s gorgeous weather. Tavern on the Green patio. Or. Bringing our own chairs to watch eclipse, read, have lunch in the park. Yes!

Sultry Engagements

Off-Broadway Uptown Play. Engagements by Lucy Teitler. Three separate engagement parties as backdrop to betrayal and subterfuge in farcical ménage à cinq vignettes. Fast-paced laced with allusions to Victorian literature. Excellent 5-character cast. Michael Stahl-David as Mark will be Bobby Kennedy to Woody Harrelson’s LBJ in Rob Reiner’s new movie. Fun.

Sultry antidote. Watermelon recipes. Refreshing. Recently at Jean-Georges’ Nougatine, had a simple watermelon and goat cheese salad. Superb.