This past Thursday the weather provided some heat relief, just in time to visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in the evening. Members of the Virginia Opera seranaded the crowd in the rose garden. We strolled and thanked our lucky stars that we could be outside in July enjoying the weather.
We tried to eat dinner in the Tea House. Tables were available. A group of three were waiting to be seated. A waiter passed all of us by with no comment. After a few minutes wait, another person entered the dining room from the kitchen, took a look at the two parties waiting to be seated and turned around and went back to the kitchen. While I thought he would have alerted someone to at least greet us, I was mistaken. Another few minutes and still no one appeared. We took this as an ominous sign (would this be indicative of the service we would receive if we ever did get seated???). We left.
And we headed over to Tastebuds on MacArthur. Much better choice.