Monday, August 30, 2010

Bon Appetit!

Gossips doesn't often feature events. We leave that to Ellen's Picks, which now appears regularly on the Hudson Development Corporation website. Once in a while, though, something so intriguing is announced that Gossips wants to make sure its readers know about it. Such is the case with Bon Appetit!

The event brings together two favorite theater companies--Walking the dog Theater and Diamond Opera Theater, in collaboration with the Hudson Opera House--at a favorite arts venue--Basilica Industria--with our favorite food--chocolate cake! Here's how the event is described on WTD's website: "See, hear, taste Julia Child's arrival in France in 1948, and how she discovered her life's passion; Leonard Bernstein's recipe song cycle, La Bonne Cuisine; Lee Hoiby's one-woman opera based on a Julia Child cooking show--and a taste of chocolate cake from local pastry chefs." What could be better?

I do hope one of those local pastry chefs will be Sarah Lipsky, whose chocolate cake, in my opinion, sets the standard.

Bon Appetit! opens on Friday, September 10, for eight performances: September 10, 11, 15, 16, 18, 22, 23, 24. Secure your tickets at

Shown in the photo are Bon Appetit! artists Johnna Murray, Benedicta Bertau, Gili Melamed Lev, Mary Deyerle Hack, and Nina Fine. The photographer is Dan Region.

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