Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Elvis Sighting

We happened to scoop half price tickets for an Elvis impersonator show through an online coupon deal and set out for dinner & theatre at the Stage & Forum in Nuevo Vallarta.

It rained off & on all day today – actually it’s the first rain we’ve had other than the day we arrived down here back in November. The weather experts call this ‘cloudy’.

Armed with several recommendations of others we enjoyed a really nice dinner at Eddie's Place, again, with our friends Cliff & Helen. Offering a great selection of food including Mexican, Lebanese & Mediterranean with the traditional warm nachos with pico, guacamole & hot sauce dips served as soon as we were seated. Well, since we didn’t come to Mexico to eat Lebanese – between us we opted for sizzling fajitas, coconut (huge!) shrimp, pollo (chicken) enchiladas, arrachera (beef steak) burritos. For the last 3 years this restaurant has earned the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor – justifiably so! Great food, excellent staff and super friends – All thumbs up!

The show started at 7:30 and was well attended – amazingly about 99% Canadians so we got to meet and chat with a lot of new faces. The entertainer himself is from Toronto altho’ he has toured all over the world.

The theatre itself isn’t very big, only seating about 130 but we did manage to nab the best seats in the house – front and center!

In hindsight I guess we should have warned them not to seat The Cowboy that close to the stage but we’ve been down here almost 3 months now so they either haven’t been listening to the rumors or word hasn’t spread this far. The Cowboy’s first request ‘do ya do any Willie?’ almost brought Elvis to his knees. They bonded immediately and at one time during a love song Elvis was actually sitting on the Cowboy’s lap. We enjoyed the show so much there were many times I had tears running down my face from laughing so hard. Being the small venue it was, this great entertainer was able to include and connect with a lot of people in the audience. He had a lot of ladies swooning with his lip curls and charm – just like the real Elvis!

He truly took us on a wonderful walk down memory lane with his lively  performance – encouraging us – the more noise we made the more Elvis moves he would perform.

I would recommend this show to anyone if you get a chance to see him.

It was a wonderful date night and we ended the evening back at our place for coffee and dessert – Lemon pudding over a cream cheese base on graham cracker crust topped with a ton of strawberry flavored cool whip – decorated with strawberries & crushed almonds – Si, Si, Si, it was Muchos Buenos!


I try to include some of the costs for those of you who are thinking about coming down here . . . and we would whole-heartedly encourage you to do so! Or if you are just curious:

Cost of our dinner for the 2 of us $301.00 pesos (+tip) and theatre tickets $400 pesos = $47.39 USD

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