March 10, 2003
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE PRESENTS EIGHTH ANNUAL CULINARY PAS DE DEUX Monday, March 31 At 6:30 P.M.
American Ballet Theatre‚Äôs Culinary Pas de Deux returns to Manhattan‚Äôs Puck Building, 293 Lafayette Street (at Houston Street), on March 31, 2003. The fundraiser, supporting ABT‚Äôs Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House, will feature samplings of premier cuisine prepared by over 30 celebrity chefs representing New York‚Äôs finest restaurants and selections from preeminent wineries. A silent auction and performances by ABT‚Äôs world-class dancers will complete the evening.
Co-chaired by Madeline Eckett Oden and Jerry Ruotolo, the evening begins at 6:30 P.M. with a cocktail hour and silent auction of unique behind-the-scenes ABT experiences, culinary offerings, distinctive travel and sports packages and luxury items.
Following the cocktail hour, ABT‚Äôs dancers will present costumed excerpts from the Company‚Äôs repertory. After the performance, guests are invited to tastings from New York‚Äôs best chefs who have donated their services for the evening, including Nicole Kaplan of 11 Madison Park, Fortunato Nicotra of Felidia, Antoine Bouterin of Bouterin, Craig Harzewski and Bill Telepan of Judson Grill, Teresa Barrenechea of Marichu, Andrew DiCataldo of Patria, Terrance Brennan of Picholine and Artisinal and Gary Coyle of Tavern on the Green.
The 2003 Culinary Pas de Deux is supported by Alliance Capital Management, Banc of America Securities, Barclays Capital, Fortress Investment Group, Harbourton Enterprises, JP Morgan Securities, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch GMI, Phoenix Beverages, Inc., Ranieri & Co., Salomon Smith Barney and Mr. and Mrs. Hans Peter Utsch.
Tickets for the Culinary Pas de Deux are priced at $400 and can be purchased by calling American Ballet Theatre‚Äôs Special Events Office at 212-477-3030, Ext. 3239.