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Ballet's young professionals discover hidden courtyard at soon-to-open Midtown hotspot

Young professionals discover hidden courtyard at Midtown hotspot

Houston, Ballet Barre Spring Social, May 2015, Griffin Emerson, Rebecca Masson
Griffin Emerson and Rebecca Masson. Photo by Stuart Rosenberg
Houston, Ballet Barre Spring Social, May 2015, Allison Miller, Max Gonzalez
Allison Miller and Max Gonzalez. Photo by Stuart Rosenberg
Houston, Ballet Barre Spring Social, May 2015, Kimberly Lombardino
Kimberly Lombardino. Photo by Stuart Rosenberg
Houston, Ballet Barre Spring Social, May 2015, Erin Stewart, Jake Schiffer
Erin Stewart and Jake Schiffer. Photo by Stuart Rosenberg
Houston, Ballet Barre Spring Social, May 2015, Makkia Alsaadi, Tracy Wang, Stephanie Wang, Keli Dean
Makkia Alsaadi, from left, Tracy Wang, Stephanie Wang and Keli Dean. Photo by Stuart Rosenberg
Houston, Ballet Barre Spring Social, May 2015, Miguel Lopez, Nicole Kestenbaum
Miguel Lopez and Nicole Kestenbaum. Photo by Stuart Rosenberg
Houston, Ballet Barre Spring Social, May 2015, Sarah Sorenson, Trish Matute, Hannah Longergan
Sarah Sorenson, from left, Trish Matute and Hannah Longergan. Photo by Stuart Rosenberg
Houston, Ballet Barre Spring Social, May 2015, Jessica Richards, Myrna Garcia
Jessica Richards, left, and Myrna Garcia. Photo by Stuart Rosenberg
Houston, Ballet Barre Spring Social, May 2015, Lauren Strongin, Joseph Walsh.
Lauren Strongin and Joseph Walsh. Photo by Stuart Rosenberg
Houston, Ballet Barre Spring Social, May 2015, Fluff Bake Bar treats
Fluff Bake Bar treats. Photo by Stuart Rosenberg
Houston, Ballet Barre Spring Social, May 2015, Griffin Emerson, Rebecca Masson
Houston, Ballet Barre Spring Social, May 2015, Allison Miller, Max Gonzalez
Houston, Ballet Barre Spring Social, May 2015, Kimberly Lombardino
Houston, Ballet Barre Spring Social, May 2015, Erin Stewart, Jake Schiffer
Houston, Ballet Barre Spring Social, May 2015, Makkia Alsaadi, Tracy Wang, Stephanie Wang, Keli Dean
Houston, Ballet Barre Spring Social, May 2015, Miguel Lopez, Nicole Kestenbaum
Houston, Ballet Barre Spring Social, May 2015, Sarah Sorenson, Trish Matute, Hannah Longergan
Houston, Ballet Barre Spring Social, May 2015, Jessica Richards, Myrna Garcia
Houston, Ballet Barre Spring Social, May 2015, Lauren Strongin, Joseph Walsh.
Houston, Ballet Barre Spring Social, May 2015, Fluff Bake Bar treats

What: Houston Ballet's young professional group Ballet Barre restaurant preview party.

Where: Fluff Bake Bar at Post Midtown Square.

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.