The folks at the National Arts Centre Orchestra recently invited me to a sneak preview of Casual Fridays. I just popped down the road from my office to the NAC LeCafe right from work, and it turned out to be a really fun time with some cool people, great music and fantastic food.
Casual Friday’s start with the Culinary Overture — variety of delectable small plates. At the sneak preview we enjoyed a range of international foods and wine. Here’s the menu:
- Caramelized cauliﬂower and cashew soup cocktail (This was the absolute star of the show!)
- Black and white barley cakes
- Butter chicken and paneer
- Tempura prawn po’ boy
- Conﬁt pork shoulder tacos
- BBQ duck lettuce wraps (Couldn’t get enough of this one!)
- Lump crab cake
- Grilled cheese “lambwich”
Then the concert starts at 7 p.m. It’s an ninety-minute performance with no intermission, so at 8.30 sharp there’s a post show reception where music lovers can mingle over coffee and tea or they can enjoy the cash bar.
This is a fun night out and with the Culinary Overture priced at just $20/person, it’s affordable too.
Now’s your turn! I’ve got two ticket to give away for the November 1st Casual Friday: Symphonie Fantastique! I feel; therefore I am. Check it out:
To be in with a chance to win two tickets to the NAC Orchestra’s November 1st Performance of Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique, let me know why you think the winner should be you in the comments below. All commenters’ names will go into the hat and the winner will be drawn at random. Deadline for entries is 5 p.m. on Friday October 25th. Good luck!yy
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UPDATE: The winner of this competition is commenter Etienne (see comments below), whose name was drawn at random from among all commenters. Thanks for taking part everyone. Etienne, please contact me regarding dropping off your tickets!