The Dish: What's on the menu at A Taste of Playhouse

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Curtain Up: A Taste of Playhouse goes down this Saturday night AT 7 P.M. And while I can assure you all it's a delicious concept I must confess that the event's name always raises an eyebrow. I mean, what would Playhouse on the Square actually taste like? Old costumes? Actor sweat? Elvis residue from the days when POTS was the King's favorite movie house? I mean ICK, right? Well Courtney Oliver, Playhouse on the Square's Jane-of-all-trades, told me in confidence that

I was "very silly" and even if there was someone willing to lick the Playhouse stage the marketing department probably wouldn't approve of that kind of reportage. (Oops, was I not supposed to print that?) She then listed all the goodies on this year's menu. It really does sound like a bargain at $100 a pop. So here it is:

In the Gallery, starting at 7pm:

Food: Wade & Company is providing a lovely cheese spread with artisan cheeses and breads
Bar: There will also be 2 bars serving red and white wine, and champagne

In the Memphian Room, starting at 7pm:
Food: Wade & Company will be serving passed appetizers that include Bacon Wrapped Artichoke Hearts topped with an Onion Ragout; Shrimp Satay Skewers with a Sweet Chili dipping sauce; Mini Tarts with Herbed Boursin, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and a Basil Pesto Drizzle; and Mini Blue Crab Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Remoulade.
Bar: Our Memphian Room Bar will be open serving sodas, coffee, and water - and 2 additional bars will be serving 6 different flavored Martini drinks.
Entertainment: The lovely Ms. Renee Kemper will be playing the grand piano throughout the evening.

In the Scene Shop, starting at 8pm:
Food: Wade & Company will be serving a dinner (buffet style) of a Salad of Trendy Greens, Sliced Apples, Candied Pecans, Gorgonzola, with an Orange Vinaigrette; Roasted Fall Vegetable Trio of Sweet Potatoes, Parsnips, and Carrots with Caramelized Onion and Honey Glaze; and an Herb Roasted Chicken Breast Smothered in Lemon Caper Buerre Blanc with Haricot Vert.
Bar: A bar will also be in this room serving assorted beers, wine, and mixed drinks
Entertainment: 4-piece rockabilly band will be playing. Formerly known as Monkey Hate Clean, this band will be allowing the audience to pick their new name at the event

In the Theatre, on Stage, starting at 9:30pm:
Food: Wade & Company will be providing assorted desserts
Bar: We'll have a bar serving after-dinner drinks and cordials. We'll also have another bar that will continue to serve beer and mixed drinks.
Entertainment: On stage, the local band The Living Daylights will be playing - the floor of the stage will be free for dancing.

Call 726-4656 for reservations

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