We got spring rolls and potstickers to start. The girl was especially impressed by the Penang sauce that came with the dumplings, eventually dunking all of her food in it. I got the Ga Pow for my main - seriously hot but enjoyable. I can take hot, crave it even. The Ga Pow didn't quite move me to tears but it was intense. Sadly, they were out of mango sticky rice by the time we got to dessert, even though it was on the specials menu and it was early in the evening. Oh well.
Due to illness, the featured violinist for the concert, and her piece, had to be replaced on short notice. Enter Shannon Lee with the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, fortunately an orchestra standard that can be thrown together quickly. Lee was dynamite. The audience gave her a standing ovation after the first movement - a bit gauche but certainly sincere.
The real treat for the girl and me, though, was Mendelssohn's Fifth Symphony - aka "Restoration" - to close the evening. As noted in this post, she has played the fourth movement herself with her youth orchestra. Apart from being generally magnificent, it is a woodwind-heavy piece which suits our family tastes well. I will never tire of posting this: