For Immediate Release: Sweet Deal: Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Center with special “dinner-and-a-show” offer

Escondido, California — :

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (the Center) is offering local lovebirds a super sweet deal: Reduced-price tickets to a gourmet, four-course wine-pairing dinner and a soulful Intimate Classics concert on Sat., Feb. 15.

This “dinner-and-a-show” deal is available for just $65 for Center members and $75 for non-members. That’s a savings of $15 to $20! So if you’re treating your sweetie to a night out on the town, you’ll still be able to get flowers — and don’t forget a card! — without breaking the bank.

This special offer is available online or by calling the Center’s Ticket Office at (800) 988-4253. Center members will have to call in order to get their discount.

Prepared by the Center’s Executive Chef Jerome Morrow, the scrumptious four-course meal will be artfully-paired with San Diego County-grown wine from Vesper Vineyards and Stehleon Vineyards.

The pre-performance dinner will begin at 5 p.m. The menu is as follows:

Petit Soup
Tomato with Basil Foam served with a Toast Point

Roasted Vegetable and Bread Salad
on a Bed of Frisée with Herb Vinaigrette

Citrus-Marinated Tea-Smoked Pork Chop
with Pomegranate-Apple Glaze, Pomme Purée and Broccolini with Baby Carrots
– Or –
Vegetarian Selection
Portabella Tower over Spinach
with Crushed Tomato and Garlic

Panna Cotta topped with Raspberry Cream and Mint

The Intimate Classics concert will begin at 7 p.m. Celebrating the raw beauty and power of music, the Intimate Classics series offers locals the chance to experience chamber music expertly performed in the up-close-and-personal setting of the 400-seat Center Theater. On Feb. 15, audiences will delight in a moving performance by Icelandic cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, praised by the Los Angeles Times for her “emotional intensity.”

A soloist, chamber musician, teaching artist and classical music advocate, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir has graced some of the greatest halls in the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York and Disney Hall in Los Angeles. Declared “alluring and gutsy” (TimeOut NY) and “charismatic” (New York Times), the award-winning cellist enjoys playing masterpieces of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries as well as new works by living composers. She will be accompanied on piano by Elizabeth Joy Roe.



About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

A 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Center’s creation was sparked by a civic vision—one that recognized the vital role that the arts play in strengthening and uniting the community. Our commitment to enriching lives and improving access to the arts, especially for low-income individuals and families, is exemplified through our extensive educational programming and robust series of free community events. The Center is guided by an enthusiastic Board of Trustees and passionate staff who are dedicated to furthering arts education and access, and to creating programs that provide cultural enrichment for residents of North County and beyond.

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