Sunday, 21 March 2010

Date Night: Alice & El Peyote...

Being free of any commitments this weekend (beyond chores that is...ugh!), J and I decided that it was time to have a Date Night and what could be a more traditional choice than a movie followed by dinner...

So we hit the cinema for a 3D journey down the rabbit hole with Alice to Wonderland.  All the elements from the original story I remember were there but Tim Burton did amazing things to twist the story and make it more 'grown up' and relevant.  It was a darker Wonderland for sure but the cast was brilliant and the 3D-ness really worked with this flick (unlike Avatar in 3D which left me distinctly under-whelmed).  It always was a slightly 'trippy' story anyway but it does seem that this particular trip is a match made in Tim Burton's style-heaven...go see it on the big screen just for the experience!

And then it was off to a new (Mexi-terranean) restaurant in Kingston, El Peyote.  We found out it had only been open 6 weeks but let's hope it's open a whole lot longer than that because we had the best burritos...ever!  (And my prawn kebab starter - marinated in chilli and lime juice with a mango puree - was pretty scrumptious too.)  Fab food, quirky decor and great service - Long live El Peyote I say!

So that was date night...and now it's Sunday and chores still await. So until next time...

Adios Amigos!
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