Awesome trip. Rent was incredible. Nederlander theatre was not as big as I expected, so we were pleasantly surprised with the "small theater" atmosphere. You really do feel like your part of the show. The voices of MIMI, and Roger blew us away. The bodies on these girls in the show are also incredible, which is why us men really go to these shows. After the show we went back to the hotel for a quickie before dinner. (I should have made her hold out till later!)
Dinner at Rene Pujol was great. We ordered a bottle of sparkling water, a French Cianti that was very smooth & easy drinking. I started with oysters, 9 out of 10 of them were delicious, but for some reason the last one was bad and left a nasty taste in my mouth. My wife had the tomatoe bisque, I thought it tasted like Chef Boyardee, but she enjoyed it. My dinner was outstanding! I ordered the cassoulet. White beans with small tastes of duck, venison, lamb, sausage and ham. Cooked perfectly. My wife had a seafood medley with some kind of saffron sauce. I can't recall the name. It was OK, she enjoyed it. It had mussels in it & I have yet to find any sauce that can hide the natural flavor of a muscle. Her desert was delicious! Can't remember what that was called either but it was like a cross between a condensed chocolate brownie and chocolate mousse. I had pear sorbet, it tasted like baby food. We both enjoyed the dinner overall, it was a very quiet place, not many people in there as it was a Sun night. The staff was very accomidating.
After dinner we went right to Radio City Music Hall. This was our first time there. What an amazing place!! Definately one of the best places to see a concert. Mike Doughty started the concert off. First time either one of us heard of this guy, but he was great! Very creative music. He looks and sounds like Don Henley.
The Bare Naked LAdies put on a great show!!! This was the second time we saw them in concert. The first was at least ten years ago at The LAndmark Theater in Syracuse, what a difference ten years makes. Amazing how the ladies fan base has grown over the years. I recall empty seats at the landmark which holds maybe a couple thousand, RCMH must hold 10 times that and they sold out two nights! They still put on a very entertaining show, I think we sat down once after the show started for about 2 minutes, other than that everyone stood up for the whole show.
I'm sure we'll both remember this one night in NYC forever.