March 16, 2009
ABT'S CULINARY PAS DE DEUX
"DANCING WITH ABT STARS"
AT PIER SIXTY IN NEW YORK CITY,
MONDAY, APRIL 20 AT 7:00PM
On Monday evening, April 20 at 7:00 P.M., American Ballet Theatre will present its thirteenth Culinary Pas de Deux, an evening of dining and dancing, at Pier Sixty in New York City. This year’s event, “Dancing With ABT Stars,” celebrates the artists of ABT with demonstrations of salsa, hip-hop and tango. The evening, hosted by ABT Principal Dancer Marcelo Gomes and Soloist Craig Salstein, will feature creative samplings from some of New York City’s most celebrated chefs, with pairings from several premier wineries and specially designed cocktails by the city’s top mixologists.
Guest chefs for the evening include Matt Hoyle of Nobu Fifty-Seven, Martin Howard of Brasserie 8 ¬Ω, Samuel Freund of One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Brian Young of Tavern on the Green, Larissa Raphael of Telepan, Joseph Paulino of Café des Artistes and mixologist Albert Trummer of Apotheke. A silent auction featuring unique items will be conducted throughout the evening.
The Culinary Pas de Deux, which benefits ABT’s Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House, is co-chaired by Cheryl Katz, Paula Mahoney, Ruthe Ponturo, Jerry Ruotolo and Melissa Smith. Junior Co-Chairs are Ian Bone and Asha Talwar and Vice Chairs are Janice Berman and Kathy Thelmo.
Tickets for the 2009 Culinary Pas de Deux begin at $500 and can be purchased through American Ballet Theatre’s Special Events Office by calling 212-477-3030, Ext. 3239. Pier Sixty is located at 60 Chelsea Piers in New York City.