I started w/Steak Frites–a nice thick filet, perfectly cooked and topped w/ruby port butter and sautéed onions.
Liquor Dessert Crêpe
Dessert was a crêpe w/brown sugar, golden raisins, and spiced rum. The rum was intense enough to make me think that L’Enfant should decline to serve this crêpe to anyone w/o a designated driver. One flaw: The raisins had been cooked along w/the crêpe, which made them hard and dry. They probably should have been added later.
I wonder if this was intentional. There’s a new teaser for Disney’s version of Into the Woods, but it was released by Disney Australia. Strange. Let’s see if the video stays up or or if Disney has it removed.
Anyway, you can ignore the “January 2015” opening date at the end of the trailer. Australia’s in a different time zone. so they’re a couple of weeks behind us “Down Under”.
Two things jump out about the video: No one sings—The songs from the play are only hinted at in the background music. And it looks like Disney is really trying to keep Johnny Depp’s look as the Wolf a secret until the film is released. The most we see in the video or the stills is a paw reaching around a tree.
Disney has released a few more stills from the film version of Stephen Sondheim – James Lapine musical Into the Woods, which is set for release on Christmas Day 2014. There have been rumours that Disney has lightened the story to make it more “family-friendly”—you can bet that the Wolf will no longer be anatomically correct, as he was in the original—but Sondheim says he and Lapine, “worked out every change from stage to screen with the producers and with Rob Marshall, the director…I can happily report that it is not only a faithful adaptation of the show, it is a first-rate movie”.
Looks gorgeous, doesn’t it?
James Corden as the Baker and Meryl Streep as the Witch.
MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel.
Lucy Punch and Tammy Blanchard as Cinderella’s evil stepsisters and Christine Baranski as her evil stepmother.
Corden with Lilla Crawford as Red Riding Hood.
Daniel Huttlestone as Jack and Tracy Ullman as his mother.
Sculptor Sam Van Aken has been using chip grafting to create fruit trees like the one in the picture. Not only is it beautiful in the Spring, but a single tree produces heirloom varieties of stone fruits like peaches, cherries, plums, apricots… and maybe even almonds.