An evening of Art and Music around the Ancient Roman Dining Table. Gosh, how could any serious lover of food, art and/or music resist? The Societa Dante Alighieri (the Italian Cultural and Language Society) here in Manila is sponsoring this spectacular sounding dinner (catered by Margarita Fores), to the sound of Alfonso “Coke” Bolipata and the Pundaquit Ensemble set in the Goldenberg mansion with its furniture, art and crystal/china collection. At a PHP2,500 donation per person, it may seem like a lot, but I don’t think so at all… considering the music, the surroundings and the fact that a portion of the proceeds will be given to charity, this seems like the perfect way to kick-off the month long (or more) holiday eating season for Marketman & Mrs. MM… With main courses that include roast baby pigeon with grapes, and suckling pig stuffed with fennel and dried fruit, among several other dishes, this is a meal to look forward to indeed. The event is on the 23rd of November 2006, 7pm at the Goldenberg Mansion, Manila. There are less than 100 seats total and they are going fast. If you are interested, please contact the Society directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 7592016.