The Chihuly Exhibit: A great Find


What is more brilliant? The Sun or the Beautiful Girl in front of the sun? Together, they are absolute magic. I am enchanted by the vision. I might be a bit partial but sue me, that's my flesh and blood up there.

What is more brilliant? The Sun or the Beautiful Girl in front of the sun? Together, they are absolute magic. I am enchanted by the vision. I might be a bit partial but sue me, that’s my flesh and blood up there.

Miss Emilie is an “artiste.” She’s extremely creative and we try to feed her interest by visiting art museums and perusing art books. She also took art classes and will be taking some again this fall. The men will have their pig skin this fall while the women will work on canvas. Is it not stereotypical? Maybe, but it’s okay!

Incidentally, she has her own blog where she posts her creations. Please check it out: http://emilieroyartiste.wordpress.com/

I had heard about Dale Chihuly in La Presse. He’s an American who has managed to establish glass as a fine art medium. His creations are dreamscapes that are lovely to behold. There is a current exhibit at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts of some of his blown glass creations.

Dale Chihuly At Work

Dale Chihuly At Work

Chihuly visited the Michal and Renata Hornstein museum and created 8 beautiful custom environments: the sun, turquoise reeds, Persian colonnade, Persian ceiling, chandeliers and towers, mille fiori, the boats as well as glass forest number 6. If you’ve seen Chihuly’s work elsewhere in the planet, you will not have seen them presented this way. Each Chihuly exhibit is unique which is particularly thoughtful of the artist and shows proper respect for the venues in which his works are presented.

Dale Chihuly was injured in 1976 while on a trip to Ireland and does not see with his left eye. This handicap has not stopped him from creating some of the most beautiful works of glass known to man.

This exhibit is a good enough reason to visit Montreal. You have until October 20, 2013 to come and see it. For more information on the exhibit, please click on this link: http://www.breathtaking.ca/. For more information on visiting Montreal, please click on this link: http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/

Emilie’s favorites were the boats and the reeds. Understandably so, Emilie is a very blue girl. Very different from her pink loving mom.  I enjoyed the boats and the chandeliers and was flabbergasted by the sun and its warmth.

The Chandelier Room and the cubs circling the creations

The Chandelier Room and the cubs circling the creations

Don't they look like gorgeous marbles you'd want to play with or incredibly luxuriant beach balls?

Don’t they look like gorgeous marbles you’d want to play with or incredibly luxuriant beach balls?

A Boat overfilled with rainbow colored serpents. If they bite, can you really taste the rainbow? Are they the Skittle Ad brought to life in its most wondrous application possible?

A Boat overfilled with rainbow colored serpents. If they bite, can you really taste the rainbow? Are they the Skittle Ad brought to life in its most wondrous application possible?

The kids at play in the sculpture garden outside the museum

The kids at play in the sculpture garden outside the museum

Cooksploratrice and the Producer with a very happy statue behind us

Cooksploratrice and the Producer with a very happy statue behind us

Tomorrow, I dine at Le Pied de Cochon


 

Le pied de Cochon is a famous restaurant in Montreal known for its heavy use of butter, cream and pork products. I will be working out a great deal to prep for the meal. Here’s the menu. Tell me what I should order?

Pied de Cochon Restaurant Menu

We will be celebrating my brother in law’s birthday.
His name is Maxyme Roy. Happy Birthday Maxyme.

Maxyme’s Birthday

Da Pietro, Restaurant Review

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Last night, I went to an Italian restaurant in Old Terrebonne on the north shore of Montreal.

Da Pietro’s is an old house which was renovated into a charming restaurant. It has kept all of the original moldings.
I ate veal scallopini alla Romanoff with an entree of breaded calamari. The calamari were overly breaded. The veal was cooked and seasoned to perfection. My husband ate veal scallopini alla parmigiana. Veal is definitely a house specialty. As a matter of fact, four people in our party had veal scallopini and gobbled it up with relish. The wine card is extensive. The service was courteous and warm.

The evening was followed by a show at Le Théâtre du Vieux Terrebonne

We went to see Patrick Huard’s new show “Le Bonheur”.

The show was extremely well written and hilarious from tip to tail.
Sugar Sammy’s show, which I saw the week before, was not as funny and certainly not as well researched.

Bottom line: Go see Patrick Huard’s new show, grab a bite to eat at Da Pietro’s and visit old Terrebonne. Watch Sugar Sammy at the Just for Laughs festival.