Sunday, May 8, 2011

TIDBITES SAGA:

LUNCHING IN THE BACCUS COURT AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART


On my trip to the Nat Gal in DC to see the exhibit VENICE: CANALETTO AND HIS RIVALS, Robert, Keith and I had lunch in the Baccus Court of the West Building. 


Linking the East and West Buildings is the Concourse that's very dramatic. Its curved ceiling is slats of stainless steel, lighted with 41,000 LEDs that give a undulating, shimmering pattern of light—Leo Villareal's Multiverse.




Keith in the remarkable tunnel.
They have brought in a Venetian chef to do special lunches because of the Venetian paintings exhibit.

It was sublime. The menu was
quite complicated and totally Italian.


Keith and I chose the Buffet while Robert ordered Prosciutto San Daniele.
Keith

Robert, in his Venetian-inspired refinery.

It was delightful sitting in the atrium with the water fountain, flowering plants and the varied people with Italian waiters running around.

They're going to have the Italian specialties thru March 2012.


  ---delizioso!

10 comments:

Caliban said...

Delizioso indeed

Don Voth said...

INDEED!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I feel as if I went with you all, hope you are having a nice day and Menfis continues well, Aurelio Grisanty

Don Voth said...

Wish you had been there!

Anonymous said...

The buffet sounds great. Is that what you had? Marilyn

Don Voth said...

Marilyn, Yes, I had the delicious buffet!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Don. Very nice.......Keith

Don Voth said...

Keith, A Special Time!

Anonymous said...

I was unable to view the video..........I did enjoy visiting your blog again.....Delizioso !!, Keith

Don Voth said...

Try the video on another computer! It's quite good!!