One of the best parts about living in New York City is access to great theatre–by access I mean that you don’t have to drive 2 hours one way to see a show, because I know great theatre can be found everywhere. But back to Broadway: it is, quite simply, amazing. If you should happen upon The Big Apple, try to make it to a show. On or Off-Broadway, you’re guaranteed a fun time. I have had the fortune to see quite a number of shows during my tenure here in NYC. One of the most fun, though, was a show I went to a couple of weeks ago at 54 Below, which starred Lee Roy Reams. The show was an homage to Lee Roy’s life in the theatre and it was magnificent!! He sang, he danced, he relived amazing moments that he has had over the years. Lee Roy is so entertaining and charismatic that his stories make you feel like you were there when…
54 Below is a supper club on 54th Street, between 8th and 9th Ave. As such, part of the evening including supping. And sup we did! I could have easily eaten everything on the menu, but in the end chose the wild mushroom and truffle risotto. OMFG. It was…divine. It was rich and creamy and the mushrooms were flavorful and not overcooked. The truffle oil added depth and just enough richness to make you wish you were at Hogwarts and it was a never ending bowl!!
Dessert was nearly as scrumptious–it was a pear, apple crumble. Alas, no picture–as Lee Roy was performing when dessert was served and I dare not interrupt the show!! But the apples and pears melded well together with a crisp, crumbly top. It was served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top because…well…how else would one eat crumble?!?
It was a fantastic evening! If you live or visit New York, check out 54 Below–trust me, you won’t be sorry. AND if you ever, ever, ever have the opportunity to see anything with Lee Roy Reams in it, GO IMMEDIATELY! And you know, be sure to invite me!!