In Admiration of Argentina
Casa Argentina heralded Argentina’s bicentennial with a festive gala.
Co-Chairs Yakelis Anzola, Betty Speyrer, Dr. Juan Gershanik and Marla Donovan
“Tango & Folklore” celebrated Argentina’s 200th anniversary of independence to raise funds for philanthropic and educational activities. Dr. Juan J. Gershanik, Betty Speyrer, Marla Donovan and Yakelis Anzola organized the evening.
During the Patron Party, guests were entertained by Argentinean singer and guitarist Marili Machado. Chef Carlos Lainez created hors d’oeuvres, and Argentine wines were donated by Dr. James Moises of Bizou Wines.
Guests were served a three-course meal prepared by JW Marriott chef Carlos Lainez. The dinner was paired with Argentine wines. Artists Luis Colmenares and Hernan Caro created candelabrums for the dining table centerpieces, accented by red roses and greens by Luz Caputto and Dr. Blanca Rosa Maldonado.
After the dinner, master of ceremonies Rafael Shabetai introduced the tango dancers: Miriam Larici with Leonardo Barrionuevo; Claudio Otero with Elizabeth Roccella, and Lyliana with David Beltran, who performed tango and folklore.
Over 250 patrons and guests danced to the Latin rhythms of AsheSon with lead guitarist Javier Olando.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “Tango & Folklore,” benefiting Casa Argentina
When: Saturday, July 9
Where: JW Marriott