On Friday, Jen and I decided to do a bit of a Chinese themed night. I was working in Boston for the day so Jen took the train into town and met up with me after work. We we had dinner in Chinatown at Shabu-Zen. We have been wanting to try Asian Hot-Pot for a while so we gave it a shot. The food was really good and we had fun trying something new.
After dinner we went to the Opera House to watch the Chinese New Year Spectacular Show. This was a traditional Chinese dance, singing and instrumental show. The costumes, dancing and music were great. Although we weren't really expecting the show to be so political. Apparently is was sponsored by the Falun Dafa (Gong) Association of New England. Many of the dance routines had themes of persecution and rising up against it. It was interesting to say the least. There were also quite a few families with adopted children from China there so that made it extra special for us.
After the show we went for dessert and drinks at Finale. Kind of funny when dessert costs more than dinner but it was really good. All in all, it was a pretty fun night for us.