Gourmet guys...and a gal


The Community Performance Series invites the local community to attend the 5th Annual Valentine’s Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 6 at Thatcher Hall on the SUNY Potsdam Campus. This popular dinner proves to be one of the best evenings to be had all year, anywhere in the North Country, and the proceeds will help CPS to continue to bring the best in the Performing Arts to the North Country community.

Each succulent course will be prepared by four of the region’s favorite chefs: George Arnold, Steve Maiocco, Wally Siebel and Jenny Walker.

A North County native, Jenny Walker has returned to her roots and is co-chef and co-owner of the popular 1844 House between Potsdam and Canton. Jenny is a graduate of the prestigious New England Culinary Institute.

Wally Siebel is co-founder of Northern Music & Video.  Over the last twenty years, he has participated in fundraising dinners for Music Theatre North, Hospice and North Country Public Radio.  As an accomplished chef, he is currently assisting in the kitchens of the 1844 House and Cranberry Lake Lodge. As a long-time friend to CPS, Wally has graciously coordinated this event.

Steve Maiocco is Executive Chef at SUNY Potsdam, responsible for preparing food for twenty-two dining facilities on campus.  Steve is a graduate of the famous Johnson & Wales Culinary University and spent several years cooking at notable country clubs in the Boston area.

George Arnold headed several restaurants in Rochester, NY before becoming the Executive Chef at SUNY Potsdam. George has raised the bar on campus dining standards, garnering several awards for the college during his tenure. He is currently serving as director of Dining Services.

Entertainment will include some of the smoothest jazz in the region by A Fine Line, featuring Bill Vitek and Dan Gagliardi, with guest vocalist.

The proceeds from this event will kick-off funding support for the CPS Summer musical theatre events, helping CPS to continue to present world-class performances to the North Country community and to ensure enriching performing arts experiences for future generations.

The menu will consist of your choice of a tantalizing list of appetizers, soups, salads, entrées and desserts. To compliment your dinner, a variety of wines and beers will be available for purchase. Cocktails will be served at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. at a cost of $75 per person. Please RSVP by Friday, Jan. 29, to the CPS Box Office at 315-267-2277 and have menu selections and payment information ready when you call.  If you wish to sit with a specific party, please notify us and we will do our best to accommodate your request. To view the full menu, please visit the CPS Web site at www.cpspotsdam.org.

For more information, please visit: http://www.cpspotsdam.org