SOIREE in BUENOS AIRES: Grand Reception, Tango Cabaret & Ballroom

When: Back to Calendar April 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Where: Hotel Normandie (Historic Wilshire District)
605 S Normandie Ave
Los Angeles CA 90005
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Cost: $15 – $25
Contact: Jean-Baptiste Dhalluin
Categories: Food Music Wine
Tags: dancing and dining. Wines from Argentina and food by Top Chef & Robuchon alumni Elia Aboumrad will be served during the soirée. Hotel Normandie and Makela Tango invite you to Buenos Aires for an evening of mingling Los Angeles Wine Tasting SOIREE in BUENOS AIRES: Grand Reception Tango Cabaret & Ballroom



LIMITED AMOUNT OF $15 EARLY BIRD TICKETS REMAIN ($25 General Admission, no sale at the door). Come anytime between 6 and 10PM.

-ONLY- EVENTBRITE Ticket Holders have access to the Tango & Wine RECEPTION (6-10PM) and the 8PM dinner (see link below to purchase dinner in advance) created by Top Chef & Robuchon alumni Elia Aboumrad. Scroll down to see all what your ticket includes.





Los Angeles Wine TastingHotel Normandie and Makela Tango invite you to Buenos Aires for an evening of mingling, dancing and dining. Wines from Argentina and food by Top Chef & Robuchon alumni Elia Aboumrad will be served during the soirée.



Dancing will be hosted by Makela Brizuela, one of Los Angeles tango community’s most respected performers, teachers and choreographers. Founder and director of Makela Tango School (since 2000), Makela was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, graduating from the National School of Ballet of Argentina. She directed the critically acclaimed “Urban Tango” in Los Angeles (2006/7) and choreographed “Camila, the Musical” for SMC, “Dance in Fight” at Pepperdine University, “Tango Cabaret” at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach and “Sueño Azul” at the Electric Lodge 2103. Makela’s performance credits include “Tango Nuevo Cabaret” at the Ford Amphitheater and “Cabaret Tango” at the Downey Theater. She performed at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater), the Alex Theater and the Ricardo Montalban Theater. She appeared many times on TV (i.e. Univision) and was featured in many films. She is also an official judge for the San Francisco competition branch of the Official World Argentine Tango Championship in Buenos Aires (2012, 2013, 2014, and 2017). Watch this inspiring video of what her students have to say.


Music by DJ Marlon with Ethnomusicology.



Hotel Normandie (1926) has deep roots in LA’s Wilshire District and was declared Historical Monument in 2012 by the City of LA’s Cultural Heritage Commission. After a multi-million dollar restoration, essentially crowdfunded, “nothing says ‘rebirth’ like a boutiquey historic hotel saved from a trashy, stucco-y fate”, Curbed Los Angeles.  Check out for more details about this absolute unique venue!




1ST PART – TANGO & WINE RECEPTION (Normandie’s Lobby)

Come anytime from 6PM to 10PM!



– Soirée event entry at Hotel Normandie from 6-10PM (access to grand reception & dinner)

– Tango show and class (for those interested)

– Complimentary Argentinean-style gourmet bites created by Top Chef & Robuchon alumni Elia Aboumrad, served until 7PM

– Music by our favorite DJ Marlon

– $25 of Free Ride Credit with Lyft (new users only – see details below **).





– $15 for 3 pours: we highly recommend you to purchase your tasting tickets in advance herein order to expedite your check-in process (fee amount includes tax and tips).

– Wines by the glass, cocktails and beers: available for purchase at the event

– Appetizers/small plates: available for purchase at the event




2ND PART – BALLROOM DINNER (Charlemagne Room)

One Seating at 8pm. Limited seats available.

Access to Eventbrite ticket holders ONLY


– $55 THREE COURSE DINNER by Top Chef & Robuchon alumni Elia Aboumrad. Gratuity, tax and wines are additional. Wine pairings available for $25.


PURCHASE YOUR DINNER IN ADVANCE herewith or without wine pairings (fee amount includes tax and tips).

1st course: TBD

2nd course: TBD

3rd course: TBD


– Wines by the glass (or bottle), cocktails and beers: available for purchase at the event





PLEASE NOTE: EVENTBRITE TICKETS DO NOTINCLUDE WINE, DRINKS OR DINNER.  Wine tasting tickets and prix-fixe dinner (with or without wine pairings) can be purchased in advance here. Wines by the glass and gourmet appetizers during the lobby reception can be purchased at the event.

DRESS CODE – Important: Business/Upscale Casual, Cocktail Chic. NO T-Shirts. NO Sneakers. Jacket Recommended for Men. Dress Shoes.


Must be 21 and Over to Attend. Every Guest’s ID will be carefully verified upon Check-in.  Please Enjoy Responsibly.


** Don’t worry about taking your car… and take Lyft to the hotel! Your ticket includes a $25 credit for new users with code LAWINE.  Lyft is a mobile app that lets you request a ride from a fully-vetted, hand-selected community of drivers at the push of a button. For this soiree attendees, Lyft has kindly offered $25 of free credit (first users only).  Just download the Lyft app and enter LAWINE under settings to take a free trip on us.


Ticket Policy: All sales are final. No credit.  No refunds. A name change however can be done anytime until the event starts.

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