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 New Year's Eve  

Elegant Dinner Concert



Saturday, December 31st      5 to 9 PM  


                              Join us for a dinner concert at the
homes of Carol Mickelsen, Chef Extraordinaire
Lisa Spector, Concert Pianist
Higgins Canyon Rd. in Half Moon Bay, CA  

Enjoy exceptional food, breathtaking canyon and ocean views 
and a piano recital celebrating the new year!

 Carol Mickelsen is the founder and former owner/head chef of
San Benito House in Half Moon Bay. 
While the restaurant was under her ownership it received rave reviews from Gourmet Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle and
National Geographic Traveler Magazine.

Lisa Spector, Juilliard Graduate, has won first place in National Chopin Piano Competitions, was featured on the CBS Early Show, and has performed in
China, Italy, France, Spain, and throughout the U.S. 

Click here for video highlights of the 1st Dinner Concert.

Click here to read Lisa's reflections on the
1st Dinner Concert.

View Lisa's YouTube channel with excerpts.
Additional photos and videos at

                     Tickets $75 Pre-Paid only (includes dinner and concert)*m 

Limited seating. Please reserve early.


RSVP by December 20th with the name of each person and

their desired entree. You will then be sent the exact address for the event
and a bill via paypal.
If you prefer to pay by check, please send payment to:
Lisa Spector   80-Q N. Cabrillo Hwy. #228   Half Moon Bay, CA  94019
Include a note with each person's name and their entree choice
and email address for confirmation.


To wish you all a happy new year, the concert will include works of  

Scarlatti, Haydn, Chopin, Debussy, and Villa-Lobos  

that convey happiness and joy.  


 Dinner Menu



Artichoke Fougasse Cracker Date and Blue Cheese filled Puffs
Grilled Caponata on Crostini


First Course   

Mango, Orange and Candied Citrus Salad
with Persimmon-Ginger Vinaigrette


Entrée Choices

 Roasted Filet of Beef with Shitake Mushroom Demi-glace accompanied by Potato, Slow Roasted Garlic and Red Pepper Torte 


Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto with  

Honeyed Walnuts and Fried Sage Leaves 



     Dense Chocolate and Brandied Apricot Tarte


   Dinner will include sparkling water and guests are invited to bring  

their own wine or beer. Glassware will be provided.  



What guests said about previous Elegant Dinner Concerts:


"It was all so wonderful...from Carol's fantastic dinner to your beautiful music!  Thank you for something so very special. We were truly transported to  another world, almost up in the heavens and how refreshing!"  

Jane Seifert


"We had such a delightful evening at the dinner concert on Saturday night, filled with delicious food and a wonderful concert.  The intimate setting allowed us the opportunity to be consumed by the beauty of the composer's work as well as your profound interpretation and expression of it. Thank you for sharing of yourself and your music in this way."  

Michael Miller  


 "We enjoyed your Chopin recital immensely. It was a very special treat to hear a performing artist in her own home. Your knowledgeable comments about Chopin   helped us gain understanding of the composer and added to our appreciation. The delicious meal at Carol's home made for a complete and very memorable evening. Thank you again."

Faye Close


*Cancellation Policy: If a guest cancels, refund (minus $3 booking fee per person) will only be provided IF the ticket is resold.


Additionally, we are now offering our Elegant Dinner Concerts as private events. If you are interested in a special birthday celebration, family gathering, anniversary party, etc., please
email me for more info and to reserve your date.

Seating is limited in this exclusive, peaceful, unique setting. Reservations taken on a first come, first served basis. The last dinner concerts sold out, so reserve early.    
Please note, that Lisa's home is usually dog friendly, but best to leave your dog at home for this event, due to limited space. If you are interested in Lisa's music that will keep your dog calm while alone, please visit 

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