Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Summer Opener

Last night was the first concert for the summer at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. It was a perfect night for it, 76 degrees with a nice lake breeze. For those who aren't familiar, Millennium Park has free concerts almost every night from the end of May until mid-September. The music is mostly classical and some international, but this year there is a new program called "New Music Mondays" which are local rock bands sponsored by Goose Island. Adam grabbed some sandwiches from Pastoral which is an artisan cheese, bread and wine store downtown. I had a delicious duck and brie sandwich. I also cooked some purple asparagus w/ Parmesan cheese, olive oil, and orange zest--> my first time cooking asparagus and I think it turned out pretty well! To drink, we had a large selection (6 bottles!) of Cooper Hawk wines because Goose had a business meeting with them earlier in the day. (Cooper Hawk is a relatively new Illinois winery. They get their grapes from California but blend them here. They have 4 restaurants in the Chicago area. We've been to the one in Orland Park many times and it is delicious! By far the best restaurant in the South Suburbs.) Despite enlisting the help of 3 of Adam's co-workers who joined us on the lawn we didn't even get close to finishing them off (probably a good thing!) so we have leftovers for the week;) As if listening to a FREE concert outside with delicious sandwiches, good company and FREE wine, we have the added bonus of having an only 2 block walk home. All in all, a good night!

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