We are excited to once again offer Symphony Socials, a series of special events to benefit the Rome Symphony Orchestra. Founded in 1921, we begin our 99th season with a wonderful series of social events in unique homes and event venues, hosted by chefs, arts patrons and Rome’s ultimate hosts and hostesses.
Reservations must be made in advance! Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis! Get your friends together to attend or be a bit adventurous and book a party of your liking and see who you meet.
La Befana Italian Dinner Celebration
January 4, 2020 – 7pm, the home of Hal and Mimi Richards
Enjoy a delicious gourmet Italian dinner prepared by Chef Hal Richards paired with Italian wines. According to Italian legend, La Befana, a witch-like woman riding on a broom, refuses to join the Wise Men on their journey. When she regrets her decision, she sets out to bring gifts to the Child but cannot find him. So every Epiphany Eve, the old tattered and soot-covered Befana flies around on a broomstick delivering presents to Italian children.
$100 per person. Italian chic dress. Limit 8.
January 25, 2020 – 6pm, the home of Sam Moss
What better way to warm yourself on a cold winter evening than to be surrounded by friends, old and new, enjoying delicious food and sipping cocktails specially created to warm you to your toes.
$30 per person. Casual. Limit 30.
Bourbon and Scotch Tasting
NEW DATE: February 1, 2020 – 7pm, Coosa Country Club
Come take the chill off a cool fall evening and sip on a carefully curated selection of top shelf and hard-to-find bourbons and scotches. Complimentary tasting glass for all participants.
$75 per person. Cocktail attire. Limit 40.
Gourmet Wine Pairing
February 15, 2020 – 7pm, State Mutual Apartment
Gourmet six course meal prepared by Cheryl and Al Hodge and Barb and John Beninato with paired wines by Sharon and Kelly Henson.
$335 per person. Cocktail attire. Limit 18.
Three Blind Wines
March 26, 2020 – 6:30pm, Downtown loft of Dawn and Harry Brock
You are invited to tour the beautiful new loft apartment of Dawn and Harry Brock, learning how they incorporated local historic artifacts into the restoration, all while enjoying an evening of blind wine tastings and appetizers. The tasting will be paired with delicious appetizers, prepared by La Scala, and will be chosen by the hosts to enhance the identifying bouquet of the wine.
$125 per person. Upscale casual attire. Limit 22.
NEW DATE: April 4, 2019 – 7pm, the home of Cheryl Huffman
Enjoy delicious Spanish food accompanied by five Spanish wines prepared by Meals on Heels chef Kathy Patrick at Casa de Huffman. The tempting tapas and delectable dessert recipes are brought back from Spain by Cheryl and Kathy’s September travels.
$125 per person. Sexy Spanish dress. Limit 14.
A Day at the Races
May 2, 2020 – 5pm, location to be announced
Enjoy the pomp and circumstance of the Kentucky Derby: bourbon, hats, horse racing and great food! Wear your favorite Kentucky Derby hat and enter our best hat contest!
$75 per person. Kentucky Derby stylish dress. Limit 40.
May 5, 2020 – 6:30pm, the home of Jamie and Steve Safigan
Escape the winter blues and head to sunny Mexico. A Mexican fiesta awaits you — specialty beverages will greet you as the fun begins! Step back into old Mexico and experience your favorite Mexican treats at this epic buffet dinner party. Grab your sombrero and Sarape and let the fun begin!
$40 per person. Casual or Mexican fiesta dress. Limit 10.