Fine Pasta and Madonna Weekend

What a great weekend! I did virtually nothing and didn’t even leave my house on Sunday. I played in my tiny garden and my kitchen, stocking up my freezer for the next couple of weeks. It was lazy, indulgent, and fabulous. I had lots of new ideas for the future; if any of them come to fruition, you can read them here!

Last Friday, Patrice, Kevin, and I settled in at Il Pesce. Cocina de mar for some fine pasta. They have added air conditioning that will likely increase their summer traffic no end. Service and food were, as always, exemplary; I could live happily on the funghi fettuccini.

From Il Pesce we joined the huge crowd at Mary Ann’s Ovation Bar at Act2PV in anticipation of Opening Night of Madonnarama., the latest production from Edgar Sanchez. Ale Matus looked fabulous as she and her dancers recreated vignettes from various Madonna concerts over that singer’s long career. Edgar is testing the waters for a possible shift from the Casa Karma Red Room to the Main Stage in the upcoming season. I will keep you informed!

On Saturday, Patrice and I wandered down to Los Muertos beach to Langostinos to see Emilio, Colette Zarry, and invitees from Brent Lane’s Gen Ex-Pats Facebook Group for a Rock Lobster meet and greet. I saw a few people I knew, but most were lovely strangers gathered together on the sand for sunset and cocktails. Colette created a sample menu for the occasion; Patrice and I slipped away after the B-52’s signature song played to walk off the margaritas.

We ended up having a couple of slices at Veggitalia Pizza, taking most of it home after warm, crushing hugs from owner Marco.

I do hope your weekend was as lovely as mine.