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The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

An Dyer Balboa Park The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

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Last year, my husband (then, fiance) coordinated one of the best surprises for me to date. He’s normally great with surprises and gifts (lucky me!) but usually, it’s something I’ve mentioned wanting, thought about or seen in passing. This surprise was something I never saw coming and didn’t really know existed. He told me to dress nice and that he was taking me somewhere that evening. We got into the car and started driving – I had no idea where to. We finally got to San Diego’s Balboa Park and I searched and searched for clues… I saw signs for ballets and various symphonies performing nearby, but he wouldn’t budge. We found parking and started walking into the park, passing museum after museum. Finally, we turned a corner and I saw this gigantic cartoonish tree, followed by posters for The Grinch Who Stole Christmas – he surprised me with front & center tickets on opening night to The Old Globe Theatre! I absolutely loved it (and would recommend it to anyone – at any age). It was incredible; beautiful voices singing heart warming songs, impeccable attention to detail on set, award-winning talent… I was head over heals in love with it. Afterwards, he took me to dinner at The Prado, a restaurant I’d been wanting to dine at for years but never got around to trying. Naturally, I mentioned that it was something we had to do again. This year, my husband did not disappoint. He surprised me with front row tickets (I could literally touch the stage without reaching too far). I was ecstatic and the show was better than ever! We were so close, it was as if were part of the show! Unfortunately, no cameras are ever allowed inside; I saw a few peopled trying to take camera phone shots who were immediately scolded by security and threatened with removal – yikes. Following our new tradition, we had a delicious dinner at The Prado, again. If you’re ever in San Diego during the holidays, this is a performance I would highly recommend!

An Dyer The Prado's roasted jidori half chicken

The Prado's Roasted Jidori Half Chicken - mascarpone polenta, sauteed spinach, fennel confit, truffle pan sauce

An Dyer The Prado's braised short rib

The Prado's Braised Short Rib - golden raisin couscous, sunchoke horseradish puree, root vegetable confit, bordelaise

An Dyer The Prado's truffle mac-n-cheese

The Prado's Truffle Mac-N-Cheese - look at those slices of black truffles! Delicious!

An Dyer at The PradoLast year:

An Dyer The Grinch Who Stole Christmas 2009

An Dyer The Prado 2009


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