Wednesday, May 18, 2016

In Lake Placid, Dinner And A Show

LittleMermaidLPCAADK Restaurant Week kicked off last weekend in Lake Placid with 25 fine dining establishments offering prix-fixe menu with prices of $15, $25, $35 or $55. The special 10-day event wraps up this weekend and there are still wonderful menu options to explore with added benefits such as signature cocktails and beer pairings. I like the simplicity of a three-course meal at a fixed price, once in a while. It gives the chefs room for creativity and a price point for the customers.

The other nice opportunity isn’t just the option to try some wonderful local food.  Area businesses have joined focuses to offer events and activities to coincide with a dinner on the town. My family is going to take our preset meal and pair it with the opening of The Community Theatre Players production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.”

I do love a classic and The Community Theatre Players are pulling out all the stops to bring this magical love story to the stage. This rendition of the Hans Christian Andersen’s tale is based on the Disney animated film with all its familiar characters from Ariel to Ursula. Enjoy toe-tapping songs such as “Under the Sea” and “Kiss the Girl,” with wonderful local talent along with the help of Pendragon Theatre professionals and the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) staff.

Tickets for the “The Little Mermaid” can be purchased online or by calling the LPCA box office for the May 20,21,27,28 7:30 pm or May 22, at 2 pm performances.

We aren’t quite sure where we will be eating for the dinner portion of our “dinner and a show.” I can’t decide between some of my favorite restaurants that are on the list or some new locations, like the Redneck Bistro at The Pines Inn. I guess we’ll just have to keep coming back. Enjoy!

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Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time. She writes about ways to foster imaginative play through fun-filled events and activities in the Adirondack region.

From her home in Saranac Lake, Diane also writes a weekly family-oriented newspaper column for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and keeps her own blog Adirondack Family Time. Her writing and photography has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, marketing companies and advertising agencies.

She even finds time to assist her husband with Adirondack Expeditions guiding families and young adults in the High Peaks.

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