To celebrate our 16th Season we have created a list of 16 Sweet Experiences designed to engage, enrich and enjoy – exclusively for our Festival Friends! Here is a preview...
2. Change your lunchtime scenery
Take a break from the samo-sarni lunchtime by experiencing a Gourmet Picnic by the pond at Westben. Sit in the shade as lily pads float nearby. It’s an easy, peaceful way to enjoy a delicious lunch before the show.
5. Let music be your travel guide
Vienna, Russia, Italy, Paris, Quebec or Warkworth. Why not let the settings, artists and events of this season inspire your travels? Try someplace new, or try a new experience in someplace you already love – let music be your inspiration. (Click here for a fabulous idea to get your started.)
9. Feed your appetite for knowledge
Want to know what the inspiration was behind your favourite shows? La traviata, for instance, has a fascinating history and we recommend The Sounds of Paris in Verdi's La traviata, a fabulous volume which takes the reader to the Paris that inspired and influenced Verdi's La traviata. With primary source material, including unpublished musical works, journal articles and rare documents and images, this close examination of the incidental music of La Dame aux camélias – and its musical context – offers an invaluable interpretation of La traviata's modernity.
In anticipation of our upcoming Garden Gala, taking place on Sunday, June 21 in a spectacular rural setting, why not take a tour of some of the most beautiful gardens in the world?
(We are partial to the Canadian inclusion below! Click on the links below to find out where.)
Inspired by the dazzling spirit of Maqueque, we feature the ‘Hot Sister’ of the Cuban sandwich, the Medianoche. The telltale difference between the Cubano and the medianoche (besides the fact that one means Cuban dude and one means "midnight," the hour at which this sandwich is typically served - being borne as a snack, or bocadito, for late-night consumption after a raucous night of dancing and revelry) is the bread. While Cubanos are typically fashioned on Cuban bread (a crisp, baguette-like loaf whose secret weapon is lard), the elusive medianoche is constructed on sweet, eggy bread similar to challah. The pillowy texture and rich flavor of the bread (brushed in butter and pressed to golden perfection on top and bottom) rounds out the saltiness of the pig products and nicely complements the cheese's mild nuttiness. -- from Sandoozle and Food Republic
1 loaf Sweet Cuban bread
10 slices Roast pork
10 slices Ham
10 slices Swiss cheese
10 slices Pickle
Mustard to taste
Slice the bread down the middle and Spread both sides with mustard, to taste. Layer the pork, ham and cheese on the bread and Garnish with pickles. Place the sandwich in a greased sandwich press and Cook it until the cheese melts.