Got up this morning and felt better than yesterday, so I was encouraged by that. I just took it easy out on the porch reading until Sue loaded me into the car after lunch. We swung by Cathy and Steve's to drop The Beau Dog off for the day while we continued on to Meredith, NH.
View South from Lago in Meredith, NH of Lake Winnipesaukee.
We had tickets for Neil Simon's play, California Suite, at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse for a 2:00 pm performance. Neither of us had seen it before, and are both Neil Simon fans, so we were excited to check it out.
Though it started about 15 minutes late due to waiting for a bus of folks to arrive, the play was good. Not sure I would put it at the top of my list simply due to its sort of dark view of the character's lives, but it was well acted.
After the play, we headed over to Lago for dinner. We had gone there 06/13/19 for my birthday when we had seen On Golden Pond at the Playhouse. It was already crowded, but we were fortunate that a cancellation had just come in that opened a table in the porch area where we had dined last time.
We decided to try glasses of a couple of new wines. Sue chose what turned out to be a lovely Pinot Noir, a Primarius, Willamette Valley, Oregon selection. I hadn't had a Zinfandel in awhile, and chose the Seghesio "Angela's Table" Sonoma, CA. While ok, it was just a little tart (?) for me. But I really liked Sue's selection, and so I ordered the Pinot when we got our appetizer, a great gnocchi wrapped in bacon in smooth maple syrup sauce.
For dinner, Sue chose the Chicken Milanese: "Panko-crusted chicken breast with arugula, peaches, red onion, green beans, goat cheese, hard-boiled egg, sweet potato chips, bacon lardons, waffle croutons and maple Dijon vinaigrette." for $21. There was so much great food on that plate that she had it for lunch the next day. It was a wonderfully done dish; very flavorful.
I selected the Olive Pork: "Pan-roasted and olive-stuffed pork tenderloin, heirloom carrots, spinach-studded baba ghanoush, chorizo vinaigrette and olive beetroot tapenade." for $26. Again, there was so much food that I took some of it home as well. Of course, we had eaten a lot already having the gnocchi appetizer. But still a lot of food. And it was just spectacular. Loved it. Couldn't get any better. And it, as well as Sue's meal, went so well with the Primarius Pinot.
On the way up to Meredith, Sue had noticed that there was a performance at the Pavilion in Gilford. Because we knew the traffic around there would be brutal if we hit it at the wrong time, we came back home by continuing along Route 25, and then dropping down onto Route 109 through Moultonboro.