Lot #20: Wine Tasting, Opera, and French Dining


Spend a delightful night with distinctive wines, delectable cheeses, a delicious dinner, and a dazzling performance in the home of INTL parents Marc Suidan and Marie Bathiche.

Start by blind tasting an assortment of unique and enticing wines handpicked by your certified sommelier, Marc, who will use his knowledge of fine wine to pair each with a perfectly matching cheese.

Next to the piano, INTL parent and professional opera singer Laure de Marcellus will grace you with a beautiful concert! Laure honed her craft at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin, and will use her velvety timbre and riveting presence to treat you with musical masterpieces.
 
You'll enjoy a 4-course dinner by Chef Julien. Trained at the Vatel Institute Paris, Chef Julien will cook colorful, creative dishes that combine the best parts of fine-dining expertise with the friendly and fun fare of bistros.

Your night will be one great experience after another. Blind tasting, personal opera, and dinner by a French chef: each of these could stand alone for a great event, but you'll be treated to all in one night!

Lot #20: An Extravagant Night: Wine Tasting, Opera Performance, and French Dining

Spend a delightful night out with distinctive wines, delectable cheeses, a delicious dinner, and a dazzling performance in the home of INTL parents Marc Suidan and Marie Bathiche.

You will start the night by blind tasting an assortment of unique and enticing wines handpicked by your sommelier, Marc Suidan. Marc, who is a certified sommelier, will use his knowledge of fine wine to pair each with a perfectly matching cheese.

Next to the piano, as you enjoy the tasting and appetizers, INTL parent and professional opera singer Laure de Marcellus will grace you with a beautiful opera concert, complete with professional piano accompaniment!

Laure honed her craft at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin, and will use her velvety timbre and riveting presence to treat you with your choosing from musical masterpieces.

And more, Laure will personally sign and give each guest a copy of her brand new album, Pauline Viardot: Inspired. Created with pianist Alberto Urroz, Laure’s album celebrates Pauline Viardot, a Spanish Frenchwoman composer and singer from the 19th century. Laure and Alberto, already a well-proven duo, have recorded incredible renditions of Viardot’s compositions and the never-before-recorded Seis Melodías by Ruperto Chapí that was dedicated to Viardot.

After Laure’s fabulous performance, you will enjoy a four-course dinner personally prepared by French chef, Chef Julien. Trained at the Vatel Institute Paris and in kitchens at the Hilton and Park Hyatt hotels, Chef Julien will cook an entire four course of colorful, creative dishes that combine the best parts of fine-dining expertise with the friendly and fun fare of bistros.

Your night will be one great experience after another! Blind tasting, personal opera, and dinner from a private chef: each of these could stand alone to make for a great event, and you will be treated to all three in the same night!

This is definitely an opportunity you don’t want to miss.

Inclusions:
  • Experience for 6 Adults
  • Blind tasting of wines from all around the world, presented by your sommelier, Marc Suidan, and paired with different cheeses
  • 4 course dinner prepared by a French chef, (Chef Julien)
  • Opera performance by Laure de Marcellus and a signed copy of her new album

Limitations:
  • To be scheduled on a mutually agreed upon date
  • Must be scheduled during a warmer month (April–October)
  • Limited to INTL community
  • Expires March 2023

Donated by: Marie Batiche & Marc Suidan and Laure de Marcellus Lampe

Opening Bid: $2,400
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