It so seems like the name of a special you’d see on the Food Network, doesn’t it? While it certainly could be, it’s also something you can attend right here in Dayton! The exquisite five course dinner, with each course prepared by one of the Miami Valley’s most celebrated chefs and complemented with sommelier-selected wines, will happen Sat, March 13th in the historic Dayton Masonic Center. Just recently opened to the general public, the two story grand dining room is itself an architectural masterpiece. The chefs for the evening will be:
The inspiration for The Masterpiece Ball is due in large measure to Chef Dieter Krug, who passed away this past fall.
Dieter, who left Germany in 1953, worked in hotels in Rome and Madrid before moving to the U.S. in 1956. Chef Krug worked for the Comisar family at The Maisonette in Cincinnati and the King Cole in Dayton before co-founding L’Aubere. A mentor to many working chef’s today, his guidance during the creation of this event is being honored with the menu for the ball.
Following dinner, guests can dance to the incomparable Marygolds show band, play a hand of blackjack in The Balcony Casino, or head to Après, our “cigars under the stars” venue featuring an extensive selection of single malt scotches, liqueurs and fine cigars.
Dayton Operan Guild Event Co-Chair, Katie Mitakides was so enthusiastic in explaining, “this isn’t some stuffy old ball -it’s an amazing party with spectacular food and lots of fun. We’ve even got a special price for first time attenedee’s and those under 40.” Patron tickets start at $175/person and the discount for newbies is indeed significant- $50/person. Click or more info or to reserve tickets.
Proceeds from the event help fund high school and college vocal competitions sponsored by the Guild.
A series of preview Happy Hour parties have been planned to show off the menu inspirations called Tempting Tastes. Tease your appetite by sampling the fabulous food prepared by our esteemed chefs at preview parties.
Join us at one or all of the remaining tastes from 5 to 7 p.m.
*Rue Domaine, Thursday, February 11
*L’Auberge, Tuesday, February 23
*C’est Tout, Monday, March 1
Cost is $15 per person in advance or $20 at the door. A cash bar is available.