Friday, June 14, 2013

Dinner at Ferre Fort Worth

We had a lovely dinner at Ferre in Fort Worth before seeing Rufus Wainwright in concert with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Performance Hall. Delicious food and beautiful music make for a lovely night. Ferre makes a lovely Manhattan, complete with a Maraschino Cherry. Just like Don Draper would order. 

Mussels with garlic cloves and the most amazingly soft fresh salty-crusted homemade bread. 

If you're not familiar with Bass Hall in Fort Worth, it's a magnificent venue downtown. Ferre is across the street, which makes it a perfect spot for dinner before a show. 

We had the most amazing seats in the front row. They were publicly chastising people who attempted to take photos, so I took this quickly and put my phone away for he remainder of the night. Rufus sang just a couple of his classics at the end, including Alleluia. He also performed Four Sonnets, which he read aloud and then sang. He sang a number of songs in French, which he did just beautifully. He closed with a song from his opera. 

On a more personal note, he sang with closed eyes much of the time, giving the feeling of intensity, but he also spoke to the audience at times with his eyes closed, which gave a view of what may be his true insecurity. 

Perhaps musical genius has its burdens. 

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