What: Houston Ballet's young professional group Ballet Barre restaurant preview party.
The 411: It was a night of firsts for Houston Ballet Barre members when Rebecca Masson opened the doors of her soon-to-open shop and welcomed 75 YPs to party out back in the New Orleans-style hidden courtyard. In addition to sampling Masson's renowned sweet treats, guests also got a first taste of the menu from the Azuma Group's Izakaya, which opens soon next to Fluff Bake Bar.
They also enjoyed pomegranate mimosas, which provided a first look and taste of Houston-based Leprechaun Premium Hard Cider's revamped packaging and formulation. And it was a first Houston sampling of Reilly's Whiskey, main ingredient in citrus smashes.
Who: Former Houston Ballet principal dancer Joseph Walsh and wife Lauren Strongin, Hasti Taghi, Erin Stewart, Hannah Lonergan, David Moyer, Eleina Faber and Paul Wyatt plus Houston Ballet dancers Jessica Collado, Yuriko Kajiya and Jared Matthews, plus Allison Miller and husband Max Gonzalez.