Friday 28 March
Before going to Opera della Luna's seven-person (and seven-instrument) production of Mikado, we stopped in at the nearby Côte Brasserie for their pre-theater dinner special.
We've been here before, so we know it's dependable - and with our theater tickets, we got free kir royales.
We started with plates of calamari, seemingly made with giant squid (suitable, as Marian and Holt had just been listening to Dame Margaret Drabble talk about Jules Verne), accompanied by a rosé Cuvée Laborie 2012. After our unusually unanimous starter, we went back to our old habits and split two main courses: a chicken chasseur leg over flavored mash, and off the non-theater menu, a sliced duck breast with cherry sauce, gratin potatoes and mushrooms.
All went nicely, including the show. But we are still waiting for the anime Mikado.