Ina Garten at Symphony Hall

This past week I took a trip into Boston. My friend Wendy and I purchased tickets to see Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, at Symphony Hall.

I had a frustrating time getting the tickets and was not able to order them online. I had to call the next day for tickets. As a result, most of the tickets were sold, there were few seats left, and we had to sit in the balcony and not even together.

Symphony Hall is a fantastic venue. The building is stunning with spectacular architectural details throughout. I must admit, I got to see the whole venue from my balcony seat.

Note where the table and chairs are located. See how far away we were?

Well, with my new Samsung Galaxy camera with 21x zoom lens I got this shot of Ina and Faith Middleton, the interviewer for the evening.  Faith is a popular radio talk show host in Connecticut.

The two ladies sitting next to me were big fans of both Faith and Ina. They had come up from New Haven for an overnight just to see the event. I enjoyed their company during the show.

Ina was promoting her latest book, Make It Ahead. Faith asked Ina a series of questions and then there was a Q&A from the audience. One question was what brands do you use in your cooking? I did not recognize the olive oil brand but she clearly said Cabot is the butter she uses.

Oh and if she could only take one thing on a desert island what would it be? She said, "Butter".

Wendy and I had dinner before the event at Brasserie Jo at the Colonade Hotel. We split a few appetizers and had an apple tart with cinnamon ice cream for dessert. It was a perfect evening from start to finish!


I absolutely LOVE Ina Garten but have heard mixed things about her. I am so sorry about your seats but I am in the market for a new phone (thinking of getting rid of my iphone 4) and the Samsung Galaxy is a STRONG contender, I think you may have just sold me on it with that amazingly "close up" photo!

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