We went to watch a Beethoven concert which was absolutely brilliant. The leader was playing a Stradivarius and played the entire concerto without any sheet music in front of him. He must have a phenomenal memory! When I was younger I used to play in a variety of different orchestras and bands (I play the piano and clarinet) so I’m a big orchestral fan, but it’s not very often that I go to watch concerts any more, so this was quite a treat.
It was nearly 10pm by the time the concert finished, by which time we were absolutely starving, as the only thing we’d eaten since lunchtime were a few canapes at the pre-concert reception. At that time of night, we were rather limited in terms of options so we headed to Tai Wu, for an all you can eat fusion international buffet. This wasn’t exactly a fine dining experience, but it did the job of filling us up. The emphasis definitely felt more like they were focusing on quantity rather than quality, but to be fair, I’m probably not their target market. I’m sure that if I was a student with a tiny budget I would love it!My take on fusion dining was to have sushi, lamb curry and pizza. It was quite a combination! For dessert, I went super greedy and plumped for three puddings – two cakes and the ice cream. I’m a massive ice cream fan so I went for three different flavours – mango, banana and mint choc chip. However I wish I didn’t. They were such a disappointment. The mango ice cream didn’t really have much of a flavour, the mint just tasted like toothpaste and the banana tasted just like children’s medicine. Not ideal!
We had a King Superior Room with the biggest bed I’ve ever seen. As I had all of my rowing racing kit with me, I actually had my tape measure so I gave the bed a quick measure! It was 2m wide and 195cm long.
After a peaceful sleep we had a yummy breakfast in the morning before heading on home.