Upcoming Art and Foodie Extravaganza!

I want to say thank you so much for your support so far! Whether you have found my videos and recipes from my youtube channel, from ifood.tv, or from the Los Altos Crier, I want to welcome you to my page! I just shot a new batch of videos for some tasty Middle Eastern style recipes, so be sure to visit soon to check them out for cooking and entertaining ideas.  One thing I love as much as food is the arts, and I have an exciting event to share with you that combines sumptuous food, a magical atmosphere with lit trees, live music, and first class entertainment—all for an excellent cause, Ballet San Jose. The Ballet San Jose Gala is going to be a massive party unlike anything San Jose has ever seen! Party planner Genevieve Brisebois, who has worked alongside famed Stanlee Gatti is organizing this event. The Gala will take place right next to the Center for Performing Arts(CPA) in San Jose on Saturday, November 3rd. At 5pm, you can warm up with cocktails, followed by a seated dinner at 6pm –designed by Celebrity Chef Mr. Armellino of the Plumed Horse. After eating a dinner inspired by a Michelin Star Chef, the party continues with a variety of stellar performances. Guests are invited into the CPA to watch a one-night only selection of bravura performances by Ballet San Jose dancers, accompanied by a live orchestra conducted by music director George Daugherty.


Guest artists include world renowned opera singer Kristin Clayton and the Golden Gate Boys Choir. Ballet San Jose dancers will also dance to Itzhak Perlman’s protegée Rachel Lee’s Bruch Violin Concerto, which has received dazzling reviews. Guests can then warm up their dancing shoes for an afterparty outdoors under a luxurious tent, with desserts and dancing from 10pm to midnight.  Imagine, while having the time of your life, you will be supporting Ballet San Jose’s live music fund and arts education program “Music and Motion” at the same time! The live music fund provides a live orchestra for Ballet San Jose’s annual performances of The Nutcracker and repertory season. This program also provides free introductory dance and music classes for underserved elementary students in Santa Clara County schools. Your contribution will enable Ballet San Jose to provide interactive arts education for children, youth, and adults through their ballet school and outreach programs.

The Gala, including cocktail reception, dinner, premium performance seating, and post-party is $1,000 per person, $800 of which is tax deductible. Tickets to the performance only are available and range from $45 to $125. A limited number of tickets to the post-party are also available at $125 for Ballet San Jose subscribers and $175 for non-subscribers. Space is limited for this once in a lifetime event. For more information about this exciting season to come, check out: 

4 thoughts on “Upcoming Art and Foodie Extravaganza!

  1. Thank you for such a beautiful and much appreciated service you provide of teaching us these wonderful “ancient, traditional, healthy and biblical foods”, nothing like a middle eastern dish to make you feel warm and satisfied. Thank you for sharing your great culture and for making it available to everyone! You made us see that these fine recipies are easy and do-able by all. You do such an incredible job and am praying to see you on the food channel soon! Thank you, Shirley Davis, El Paso, Texas

    1. Bless your heart Shirley, I am honored and so flattered by your sweet e-mail! It gives me great pleasure to share my traditions, and it’s e-mails like yours that inspire me to keep posting more blogs, recipes, and creating more videos. I loved how you described Middle Eastern Food as ancient, traditional, healthy and biblical–perfectly said!

  2. Thank you for the Ballet San Jose Gala information and new Season update. I really appreciate it so much. It looks like an amazing event. I hope that some of your tasty creations will be there! Looking forward to trying another one of your recipes soon!

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