Lunch and a Show… a magical day in Charlotte

This Saturday I headed into uptown Charlotte. We had purchased our tickets to ‘Wizard of Oz’ with the Charlotte Symphony a few weeks ago and I have been counting down the days.

Our first stop was the Halcyon Resturant that is located in the Uptown Mint Museum. From the moment I walked through the front door I was impressed.

Door & Resturant combo

Chefs hard at work in the kitchen
Chefs hard at work in the kitchen

They make everything in house from their ketchup and mayo to their deletable breads, to using local meats, cheeses and produce.

love the glasses, flatware and bread plate...
love the glasses, flatware and bread plate…
The Menu
The Menu

We decided to start our meal off with an appetizer and we were so glad we did! The cornbread was sweet, fresh and right out of the oven good.

Cornbread and Pecan Butter

While we waited for our food (I had to make a few substitutions on mine… We enjoyed the view from the nearby window… and contemplated eating outside in the spring.

The view of uptown Charlotte
The view of uptown Charlotte
Chicken salad sandwich and fresh cut fries
Chicken salad sandwich and fresh cut fries
Omelette with chevre and mushrooms & a side of grits
Omelette with chevre and mushrooms & a side of grits

Our culinary needs met, we headed down to the museum shop for a look around before heading out into the cold. It was absolutely freezing in uptown Charlotte yesterday.

The tickets
The tickets
View across from our seats... I think we had the best seats ever!
View across from our seats… I think we had the best seats ever!
The ceiling... yeah I like taking pictures of things like that.
The ceiling… yeah I like taking pictures of things like that.
The orchestra is all seated and the show begins!
Waiting for the orchestra to get seated…
Auntie Em, Dorothy and Gulch
Auntie Em, Dorothy and Gulch

An hour into the movie it was time to take a brief intermission, have some snacks (we preordered so no waiting in line for us) and stretch our legs a bit.

Coke and peanut butter crackers for me, cranberry juice for mum.
Coke and peanut butter crackers for me, cranberry juice for mum.
a bit of a view...
a bit of a view…
Several of the children attending the show were dressed up as Dorothy, I also saw a Tin Man, a few cowardly lions, Gilda the good witch and even a flying monkey!
Several of the children attending the show were dressed up as Dorothy, I also saw a Tin Man, a few cowardly lions, Gilda the good witch and even a flying monkey!
The gang
The gang

It was an amazing performance, a delicious meal and a perfect (even with the cold weather) day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbwfPwyNpH0

~theavidpen

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