Sounds Delicious / Beautifully California Concert with paired dinner

In-PersonVenice, Venice


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Banquet (20+ Guests)
Few things are as transformative and existentially fulfilling as music, and cuisine. We're bringing these two powerful art forms together for an evening of beautiful music and delicious cuisine. Chef Becky Reams, of Bang Bang, will be pairing 5 courses with 5 pieces of music. Salastina Music Society will be performing the music LIVE, preceding each course. Salastina's directors and Chef Becky have decided on a theme for the evening, which will tie the food and the music together, that theme is: "Beautifully California." From California composers, to California native produce, the parallels in the music and cuisine will all be aptly centered around our home state. What better way to showcase how wonderful this place is, and how much it has to offer? We will also be offering red or white wine, and tea and coffee. A bit about the music: Salastina Music Society ( enriches hearts and minds through world-class and educational chamber music. Since its founding in 2010, Salastina has earned a national reputation for connecting audiences to classical music. Audiences respond to Salastina’s warmth, immediacy, keen musical insight, and sense of social responsibility. Salastina was founded by violinists Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper White, who continue to direct the series. Over two dozen Salastina performances have been broadcast to millions nationwide on Performance Today. Directors, Kevin and Maia believe strongly in the idea of making classical music approachable and readily understandable to all. They love to talk about the piece of music, its inspirations, feelings, origins, and even notes on their relationship to the piece. After each piece is performed, Chef Becky will present a course, which has been carefully paired with that piece of music. She will also take a moment to explain her influences and inspirations in creating the dish specifically to follow the corresponding song. Our hope is an enlightening evening where you as the guest can feel immersed in the beauty of the music and food in this artful fusion of our interpretations of California. Salastina Music Society's motto is: believes at their core, To know great music is to love great music. We hope you will join us.

Menu detail

Red or White wine
Benedikt Brydern
Autobahn // First piece of music
Small Plate
Mixed mild and bitter lettuces, caesar dressing, market radishes, garlic butter torn bread, oven dried tomatoes, market veg pickles
Reena Esmail
Side by Side // Second piece of music
Vindaloo sauce, coconut rice, hemp seeds
Terry Riley
Cadenza on the Night Plain : Intro, Tuning to Rolling Thunder, Cry of Black Buffalo Woman, Captain Jack Has the Last Word // Third piece of music
Short rib
Slow braised short rib, pomme puree, roasted brassicas, red wine
Andrew Norman
Sabina // Fourth piece of music
Roman gnocchi, pecorino, tomato sauce with herbs
Gernot Wolfgang
Yugoslavian Railroad Song // Fifth and final piece of music
Custard & Chocolate cake, with a surprise

Sounds Delicious / Beautifully California Concert with paired dinner

In-PersonVenice, Venice
(Exact Address will be shared upon purchase.)