International Dinners

Join us on a culinary journey across the country and around the globe with our popular  INTERNATIONAL DINNER SERIES - a night of fabulous food & drink paired with great conversation and entertainment!  We offer a variety of dates and dining experiences, both formal and informal, giving you the opportunity to enjoy as many dinners as you would like!

Each dinner is $90 per person ($60 is tax deductible with 100% of the proceeds supporting FM Opera).  Space is limited and seats are filled on a first come, first served basis.  (12-20 people per dinner is average for most venues).  Information with your host's name and address will be sent to you in advance of each dinner.  

There are 2 ways to make your reservations:
1.  Buy your tickets online ( click here to buy tickets )
2.  Call the FM Opera office at 701-239-4558 

The 2017 Dinner Series   
(all dinners begin at 6PM unless otherwise indicated)

   Starry, Starry Night
  Thursday, June 8th
   Venue: Fargo Country Club

Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's trip to the south of France where he painted his most famous painting "Starry Starry Night" - this French-themed dinner, prepared by Cordon Bleu chef Torey Ostlund, will have you saying "Ooh-la-la" in no time!  The evening includes entertainment by local mezzo-soprano Holly Janz & pianist Stephen Sulich.  Bon appétit!    
(Sponsored by Roger Minch, Julie Blehm & Joan Justesen)

Molly on the Range
Thursday, June 15th
Venue: DMF/Impact Foundation

2017 IACP Cookbook Award Winner & Forbes Magazine "30 under 30" in the food & drink category Chef Molly Yeh returns again this year to prepare a truly unique and special food and beer-pairing dinner as part of our series.  Inspired by her Asian & Jewish roots, her time in NYC where she attended the Juilliard School, and now her life as a farm-girl outside of Grand Forks, Yeh offers a unique & eclectic multi-course dinner experience that you will not soon forget.  And, you might even be able to get her to autograph your cookbook if you bring it along with you!  SPECIAL PERFORMANCE - "A Cowboy Cabaret" with Lucy Thrasher, Peter Halverson, Fred Heringes & Stephen Sulich!  Yee-haw!!
(Sponsored by DMF Foundation & Drs. Robert Arusell & Janelle Sanda)

   Fargo Forum Features
  Saturday, June 17th 
  Venue: Home of Dr. John Vinych, Kindred

Renown local chef & Forum columnist Sarah Nasello (former owner of the popular restaurant Sarellos) prepares her favorite recipes from her blog/column with the perfect wine pairings.  You will even get to take home the recipes for this event to try at home!   (Sponsored by Dr. John Vinych & Happy Harry's Liquors)

 A Night in Casablanca   
  Saturday, June 24th
  Venue: Home of Dr. Dennis Staton

 Discover the delights of North African  cuisine with this dinner prepared by an  authentic chef from Casablanca, Morocco.  Think warm ocean breezes, colorful exotic  dishes, and soothing scents & spices. 
To make the night extra special, Jenny Dufault and Stephen Sulich will perform as part of the evenings events.  It's certain to be a night you will not soon forget!  (Sponsored by Dr. Dennis Staton)


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Board of Directors

General Director
David Hamilton

Sheri Gronhovd-Schrock

Vice President
Mariane Lemieux-Wottrich

Dr. Theodore Kleiman

Michael Sly

Guild Representative
Diane Wolter

Dr. Julie Blehm
Dr. Robert Meili
Martha Moore
Katie Perleberg
Karin Rudd
Eeva Salejarvi
John Stibbe
Deborah Wald

Advisory Board Members
Sue Oatey

Opera America

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