Yesterday, Jesse and I found inexpensive tickets to see an opera at the University of Houston, so we chose to make a date night out of it. For dinner, we chose an Italian Restaurant called Prego.
You can find the website here: https://www.prego-houston.com/
It was so good and we will definitely be putting it on our repeat list. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. It reminded us of being in Italy again. I tried to take photos of all of our food, but completely forgot about dessert - sorry! It was chocolate souffle - yummy!
|Complimentary Bread Service with Olive Oil
|Averna Manhattan Knob Creek BourbonAverna Amaro/Angostura Bitters/Citrus Twist
|Calamari Fritto - Fried calamari with roasted tomato sauce
|Zucca Risotto - Carmelized butternut squash, jumbo gulf shrimp, housemade pancetta, scallions
After dinner, it was time for the opera. We saw The Marriage of Figaro and had great seats on the 2nd row. All of the performers were college students and they did an excellent job with the performance. If you are ever in Houston and looking for low-cost entertainment, I would highly recommend checking to see if there are any shows playing. Photos weren't allowed during the show, but I was able to get a few photos before it started.
Here is the website for Moores Opera Center: https://uh.edu/kgmca/music/opera/seasons/2019-2020/index
|Mural in the lobby
|Another angle of the mural