If you are looking for an excuse to dust off that tuxedo or use that formal dress hanging in your closet, you're in luck. The folks from House of Balsamic have the anecdote for spring fever: Rossinian Night, a fanciful evening featuring Italian cuisine and opera, is happening TOMORROW.
This event also marks the grand opening of its specialty store in the United States. More details after the jump!
A Food Profiling post is forthcoming, but in the meantime, let's discuss what the black-tie, $150-per-ticket experience will get you. Your four-course dinner is courtesy of chef Maurice Brazier, representing White House Catering, the same team responsible for the Anaheim White House. Afterward, a performance by the LAOPERA (Placido) Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program. The group will perform arias composed by 18th-century composer Gioachino Rossini–you know, the guy behind The Barber of Seville, The Thieving Magpie and other opera classics. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will go toward the Orange County affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The multifunctional space features retail, an exhibition kitchen, artwork throughout and a travel department. Passion for the finer things runs deep here, and it shows in its high-end product line. If you ask kindly, perhaps House of Balsamic will conduct an impromptu balsamic tasting.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit BeyondtheOrange.com.
House of Balsamic, 5 Mason, Irvine, (949) 455-0006; www.houseofbalsamic.com.