Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

To celebrate our Grand Opening in our new location, the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for us, on Friday, May 5, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. The event will feature short speeches by local officials, the ribbon cutting, and a few words from our owners, followed immediately by a complimentary hors d'oeuvres reception on the patio. We invite the entire community to join us for this free event. If you'd like to support us directly following, we will take reservations for dinner beginning at 5p.m. Please call 404-634-6268. 

Mother's Day 4-Course Sunday Brunch

Mother's Day 4-Course Sunday Brunch

On Sunday, May 14, join us for a special four-course Mother's Day Sunday Brunch Menu. Enjoy your choice of hot soup, fresh salad, gourmet entree, and decadent dessert for just $39.95 per person. There is also a children's menu that includes a fruit cup, choice of entree, and ice cream sundae for $9.95 per person. Seatings are from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and reservations are requested. Call 404-634-6268. Click here for the complete menu.

Dinner and a Diva--The Italian Girl in Algiers

Dinner and a Diva--The Italian Girl in Algiers

Our next installment of the Dinner and a Diva series, on Tuesday, April 18,  (sponsored by the Opera Y'all Meetup Group) features highlights from Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers.

The Italian Girl in Algiers (L’italiana in Algeri) was Gioachino Rossini’s 11th opera, yet he was still only 21 years old when it premiered on May 22, 1813, at the Teatro San Benedetto in Venice. 

Writing for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in April 2009 Andrew Druckenbrod penned: " 'The opera is Rossini's first buffo masterpiece,' writes the Grove Book of Opera. "It quickly won widespread popular acclaim in Italy and it was the first Rossini opera to be produced in Germany and France." 

Capitol City Opera cast members and the roles they will be singing at the April Dinner and a Diva are: Reverie Berger (Isabella), mezzo-soprano; Daniel Weisman (Lindoro), tenor; Wade Thomas (Taddeo), baritone; and Ivan Segovia (Mustafa), bass. They will be accompanied by Catherine Giel, Capitol City Opera’s music director.

The dinner includes hors d’ oeuvres, salad, choice of two entrees, dessert, coffee/tea, and two glasses of wine, for only $60 per person (tax included; gratuity separate). The performers from the Capitol City Opera Company sing between each course. The evening begins at 6:15 p.m. with a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres reception; dinner and performance start promptly at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. Please call 404 634-6268.

Easter Sunday Brunch

Easter Sunday Brunch

On Sunday, April 16, join us for a special 4-course Easter Sunday Brunch menu. Choose a soup, salad, entree, and dessert for just $37 per person (kids have their own menu for $9.95 each). Enjoy items like Roast Leg of Lamb, Crab and Eggs Florentine, Lobster Tagliatelle, or Beef Stephanie, then top it off with one of our decadent desserts like housemade Carrot Cake or award-winning New Orleans Bread Pudding. Seatings are available from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and space fills up quickly. Call for reservations 404-634-6268.

Stephanie Belcher, owner/manager of Violette, passed away

Stephanie Belcher, owner/manager of Violette, passed away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Stephanie Belcher, longtime manager and owner of Violette, has passed away suddenly. She was recovering from illness and improving dramatically, when she took a turn for the worse and was unable to be revived last Monday night. We will pass along more details as they become available. We remember Stephanie fondly and hope to honor her by carrying on her legacy with Petite Violette. In lieu of flowers, Stephanie's family requests donations be made to the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center's Scholarship Program, in Stephanie's name. Go to Callanwolde.org, click on "giving", then on "donate" and "donate here". Then, specify that this is for the scholarship program. Many thanks in advance for honoring Stephanie. 

Dinner and a Diva--Bizet's Pearl Fishers

Dinner and a Diva--Bizet's Pearl Fishers

Our next Dinner and a Diva event, a three-course meal paired with wine and a performance, takes place Tuesday, March 21, and features highlights from Bizet's The Pearl FishersFew operas can match the sheer lyric beauty of Bizet’s youthful The Pearl Fishers. At its premiere, audiences were swept up in the ravishing score tinged with the allure of a mythical South Asian setting. The drama itself remains within the conventional standards of the day, with a love triangle complicated by the true friendship of the two men involved in it. Unlike Bizet's later more well-known work, Carmen,  The Pearl Fishers lingers in beautiful melodies and atmospheres. If you are unfamiliar with this work, you will be certain to discover a new favorite! Performers from Capitol City Opera Company include: Julia Metry, soprano; Jose Caballero, tenor; Benjamin Moore, baritone; and Grant Jones, piano. Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar served at 6:30 p.m.; program starts at 7 p.m. Reservations are required at 404-634-6268.