We picked Jack up at the Amtrak station and headed to Paragary's for an early dinner. For a starter, we split an order of WOOD OVEN ROASTED MUSSELS [pilsner, garlic, Fresno chiles, toasted bread]. Sharon and I split an ENDIVE & ARUGULA salad [local cherries, Marcona almonds, avocado, ricotta salata, golden balsamic vinaigrette]. For main courses, Sharon and I both had FETTUCCINE & WILD CAUGHT GULF SHRIMP [delta asparagus, garlic, capers, lemon, hot pepper], while Jack had SPINACH & RICOTTA RAVIOLI [lemon butter, toasted walnuts, pea sprouts, parmesan] plus MAC & CHEESE [gruyere, parmesan, truffled pecorino, breadcrumbs]. We split a TARTUFO [chocolate almond shortbread, coffee ice cream bon bon] for dessert.
Planning to see the new Top Gun movie on Sunday morning, we watched the 1986 film as a rental on the AppleTV. It stars Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis, with Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, and Tom Skerritt in supporting roles.
Cruise plays Lieutenant Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, a young naval aviator aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. He and his Radar Intercept Officer, LTJG Nick "Goose" Bradshaw (Edwards) are given the chance to train at the US Navy's Fighter Weapons School at Naval Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California.
"Take My Breath Away" by Berlin won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.
Sharon and Jack were vocal about how dated the movie looked and how bad it was. I wasn't quite so critical...
In February of 1988, a large group of us went to Mazatlan for Nooter's bachelor party. I can remember walking down the beach and one of the group started singing "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" by The Righteous Brothers to a young lady. Watching the film, it struck me that he must have done this because of the scene in this movie! I never really understood the genesis of this before.