It became a tradition. Every year, the weekend before my birthday, my husband invites me to a night of delight at Cirque du Soleil. We had fabulous tickets to OVO, seats 1 and 2 on the first row right in the center of the scene. Being that close enables us to see every details of the making and costumes which are a huge part of Cirque du Soleil’s magic. We are also able to see how hard the artists work to deliver their performance.
The nearest seat to the scene are part of a package that is called Tapis Rouge. The event starts one hour before the show. You are welcome with a glass of sparkling wine (red and white wine is also available). This is an almost one-hour cocktail with food served by a top-notch caterer.
The lamb mini-burgers, mini grilled cheese or mussels with the sauce served in shooter are simple ideas that you can incorporate in your repertoire. Think of designing vignette to add a theatrical vibe to your party. Here a mushroom garden vignette served as a service station.
The food presentation is always original. I always bring back ideas. The beautiful flower-shaped appetizers are hard to do. They were delightful for the eyes and to the mouth. Several food were used to fashion delicate flower; delicate to see and to the taste. The center was a foie gras or another type of mousse; I cannot recall which one.
Food in a Tree
Trees were used to serve food. A green apple becomes the bowl of half-cooked duck confit mixed with vegetables. The carrot has a hint of ginger crossing in the middle with a nori ribbon. It is simple and really delicious.
For dessert, they hung on the tree pineapple pieces dipped on a praline at one side. This awesome dessert is easily to reproduce at home for your next BBQ. Cut the pineapple in a small rectangle (3 inches long and 1/4 to 3/8 inch wide), insert on a wooden stick and dipped with praline.
OVO is a superb show. I recommend it. I had a great night. Thank you my Love for this night of pleasures. On that note, I wish every mom the best for this Happy Mother’s Day!
+ OVO by Cirque du Soleil
Michelle SullivanMay 10, 2009 at 19:32
Bon! J’y songeais, mais là tu me donnes vraiment envie de me procurer des billets Tapis Rouge pour le spectacle du Cirque. Merci pour le bel aperçu!
Jamee BryantMay 10, 2009 at 19:53
How fun!!! The one hour cocktail reception would have been enough for me…but a show too!! What a great hubby! Happy Birthday!
TeresaMay 11, 2009 at 12:38
What original presentations! (and very in keeping with Cirque style!) Those flowers are over the top! I would love to learn how they made them.
Thanks for sharing!
At Home with Kim ValleeMay 11, 2009 at 13:06
Teresa: I would also love to learn how to make the flower appetizers.
Thank you for commenting. Have a great day!