Today started slowly and a much needed rest was in order. We did not get out of the hotel till after 11 and had an early lunch at a very casual Italian around the corner in 9th Avenue. Had Penne Marinara. Not much in the way of seafood but it was certainly authentic with a rich tomato sauce. It really was lovely and for $7.25 and enough for two – it truly was a bargain. Before we got to the theatre we went to the Disney Store
and the M&M’s Store.
We had and early lunch to get to Kinky Boots for the matinee at 2pm. Fantastic show.
After that we went to Planet Hollywood for a milkshake.
There are some real characters in Times Square so I took a few pics of the peoples.
After we wandered for a little, then A & B left us and we went over to the Schubert Theatre to see Matilda – music and lyrics were written by our Tim Minchin.
The curtain before the show Matilda.
We enjoyed the show, the lyrics were clever but not cringeworthy like some of his stuff. The kids were spot on, very well trained and not bratty. The lead was one of four they cycle through and she was lovely and well rehearsed. By the end of the show she was showing signs of being a little tired. But for a kid it is a long show and Matilda was in most scenes.
I wanted to have dinner at Sardi’s while I was in New York. I had not done any research as to where the restaurant was so hadn’t really expected to find it. But, as we came out of the theatre into 44th St, there in front of us was Sardi’s. I started heading over, telling Didi that I just wanted to look inside. I had no plans to eat there, I thought it would be way too expensive for us. So I walked in with Didi asking under her breath, “What are we doing here?” “I just want to look” I said. At which point I was looking towards the Maitre di – and over his shoulder at the portraits. Then it started to feel like a movie script. The MD looked at his bookings and without lifting his gaze said “How many?” I said two, and suddenly we were being lead inside with a flounce and a “This way please Ma’am.” – I looked at Didi and she looked at me, I wondered if she knew more than I about the prices in this establishment. I just followed the MD and sat at a table for two just inside the door on the left.
Within moments a waiter(server) arrived with water and menus. Again in a short time after we had glanced at the prices and worked out what we wanted, he returned with a selection of breads for us, white, multigrain or french.
It was not long until he returned and we enjoyed a lovely supper there of Canneloni pork and lamb, and porcini mushrooms in a crepe, slathered in cheese bubbling on the plate as it arrived on the table on our crisp white tablecloth.
Inside Sardi’s – check out the hundreds of hand drawn pictures of actors around the walls. Amazing!
I had a lovely Merlot and we left a reasonable tip and were not feeling ripped off at all. Not expensive by any means – reasonable prices.
We then walked home about 7 blocks from the theatre to the hotel, via the supermarket – bought some Crest 3D whitening toothpaste, and arrived home safely around 11:15pm.
Beautiful weather here everyday – in the 20s and cool at night but not cold. Lovely.