Yes, a Chinese restaurant that has three Michelin stars. Yes, I booked the table 2 months in advance. Yes, I had to confirm the table TWICE. The service was pretty good all the way through. The maitre d' was helpful yet not intrusive (hate being over-serviced). The Imperial Lobster Dumpling (below) was exquisite as ever - a beautiful prawn on top, crab meat wrapped around a filet of lobster.
I quite forgot the first number in Porgy and Bess is Summertime! Beautifully sung by Nicole Cabell as Bess. On a whole, the chorus number was better sung than the solo numbers - where the diction was generally inadequate. The set (Michael Yeargan) was three-dimensional and worked really well with the many scenes in this work. John Wilson was in his elements in the pit and the orchestra responded with a rhythmic boisterous sound - the best part of the evening.