We were up and at it by 8:00 AM planning the remainder of the day! We had a little bit of rain so naturally it was time an emergency run to the market. No big deal AND the market was empty making for a fast trip!
Returning home, we checked our emails and then got ready to go the Seasons 52 for lunch. It was magic… Sue spotted paella on the menu, we had not seen it there before. A miracle then occurred, Paul did paella instead of the standard tried and proven trout! Sue had her beet salad and it was not only beautiful but very tasty!
Paul started with the Roasted Brussel Sprouts. Made with crispy bacon, 15-year aged balsamic (260 calories).
The beet salad was wonderful according to Sue. Made of Laura Chenel goat cheese, toasted pistachios, micro basil (190 calories).
The paella was outstanding. It was made up of sea scallops, Maine lobster tail, mussels, Chilean sea bass, chorizo (670 calories).
Sue tried the vegetarian tasting which was wood-grilled kohlrabi steak, vegan paella, asparagus, fennel-roasted onion (480 cal). She also found it outstanding!
We then went to South Coast Repertory to see Moby Dick which was quite interesting. Sue thought it was average but Paul thought they did a good job.
Did You Know? Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a novel by American writer Herman Melville, published in 1851 during the period of the American Renaissance. Sailor Ishmael tells the story of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler the Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the white whale that on the previous whaling voyage bit off Ahab’s leg at the knee. The novel was a commercial failure and out of print at the time of the author’s death in 1891, but during the 20th century, its reputation as a Great American Novel was established. William Faulkner confessed he wished he had written it himself, and D. H. Lawrence called it “one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world”, and “the greatest book of the sea ever written”.”Call me Ishmael” is among world literature’s most famous opening sentences.
The product of a year and a half of writing, the book draws on Melville’s experience at sea, on his reading in whaling literature, and on literary inspirations such as Shakespeare and the Bible. The white whale is modeled on the notoriously hard to catch actual albino whale Mocha Dick, and the ending is based on the sinking of the whaler Essex by a whale.
After the play, we dropped by Old Ranch for a drink and to coordinate with one of our invited guests! Guess who was there? Zack! He was repairing their TV system needs to be working for tomorrow’s Superbowl. They had lost the High Definition capability. We have faith… All will be ready for tomorrow’s Superbowl!
After a very brief stop at home we went to the Garden Grove Elks to dance but ended up not staying very long as Paul’s cough was driving him wild! We departed about 9:00 and crashed around 11:30 PM.