Cornwall ON – We had a lovely day Saturday. We went to see Burlesque and had a really good time.
Stanley Tucci stole the movie and Kristen Bell as a Dita Von Teese sorta lookalike with a drink issue was kinda fun, but the magic was Christina Aguilera belting out tune after tune.
Burlesque’s one failure was that it only hinted the dirty, seedy, jaded desperation and just not caring anymore of the dirty thirties type of Burlesque. It felt sanitized which it probably was for mass consumption.
Cher did her romp and the carefully photographed scenes worked. She gave her fan base what they were looking for.
Burlesque is playing at a theatre near you. It’s definately a theatre big screen kind of movie!
After a few cocktails it was time to eat so the five us headed over to Thum’s Kitchen Thai Cuisine (613-932-5155 – 1615 Pitt St in Cornwall Ontario) and we got to munching.
I love good Thai food. I love most Asian food and I’d heard some good things about Thum’s.
We ordered the shrimp and pork rolls as well as the Tom Yam soup. I’m a huge fan of Tom Yam and have had it all over North America.
You can see many different versions of Tam Yam and while Thum’s was good soup it wasn’t quite Tom Yam enough. The broth was rich and scented nicely, but it was a bit light.
We all had different dishes and the entrees were all excellent and where Thum’s really excels. The Pad Thai’s were yummy, full of flavor’s scents, and munchie. The food was very fresh with two of us having mixed seafood.
The highlight was the curry. I haven’t had curry this good in ages and probably nowhere in Eastern Ontario. Gentle, velvety, but full throttled with a kick if you like a kick. I had the duck with seedless grape curry and it was filling and yummy.
We were a bit perplexed by the restaurant charging extra for steamed rice with the curry, but restaurants do things differently sometime.
The service was amazing; fast, friendly, and on the mark. Our only pause was the value end. The restaurant seemed a tad pricey, (our dinner for 2 without wine and two appys came out to about $60 with tip; our friends with a litre of wine was about $75) but they did deliver the goods and sometimes that’s worth a bit extra.
I’m going to give Thum’s 3 and a half Red Hats!
Zing & Wow 3.5
Overall 3.5 out of 5 Red Hats