Saturday, February 12, 2011

N'Ice Night on the Town

Rog and I do not go out very often, but  this week is Winterfest in Rochester, so the city is full of ice sculptures and special events.  On the Peace Plaza in the center of town, drinking establishments  and restaurants have carved elaborate bars out of ice and  are serving up fancy drinks in glasses made of ice. Tonight we decided to celebrate Valentines Day a couple days early and have a night on the town.
Some bartenders were dressed for the weather in oversized earmuffs.
I really wanted to try  one of the  martinis served in a crystalline ice glass. They were kind of pricey, but hey, you get to keep the glass!  Rog ordered a Cranberry  Sparkler and I ordered a Blue Goose.
You definitely needed to wear warm gloves  to drink these drinks.
I have no idea what is in a Blue Goose, but it tasted great.
We sipped our drinks shoulder to shoulder with throngs of people, as close to the heaters as we could get, and listened to the band playing from the skyway above the Peace Plaza.
Then we went to dinner at Chester's, where we ran into our friend Bob. After that, the three of us went to listen to a friend playing music at Papa Georges Taverna.  Such social animals are we! We still managed to get home by 9 p.m.  We must be getting old.

We stashed our ice martini glasses in the  car while we went to dinner so they wouldn't melt. They made it safely home to our freezer until our next special event.   

1 comment:

katiegirl said...

Looks like a fun night! Those ice glasses are so cool!