This past Saturday, we attended a rather special fundraiser for the Joburg Ballet at Pronto Italian Restaurant in Craighall. 

So a bit about this special ballet fundraising team.. Who are Friends of the Ballet (FOTB)? 

FOTB is made up of people like you and me, who love ballet, want to support the arts, where possible, in order to grow and support this beautiful art form. As such, this organization is primarily focused on their motto, “Growing Ballet” by organizing events such as this one in order to raise funds for the Joburg Ballet and its passionate dancers. FOTB is a non-profit organization and play an increasingly important role in terms of both their fundraising and creating awareness to people like you and me in order to support its base. 

The food: The food by Pronto Italian was composed of a basic set menu of green salads (with Danish feta and olives) and a typically Italian choice of pastas. My main was a creamy chicken tomato penne which did not disappoint on the day.. 

Onto the wines: We were offered tastings of L’Ormarins Brut NV, Terra Del Capo Sangiovese and Protea Rose, then it was onto Strandveld The Navigator, Pofadderbos Sauvignon Blanc, and last but not least to end off the meal, the Suikerbekkie Noble Late Harvest.

The dancing itself was superb! A beautiful combination of contemporary and classic to cater to every taste imaginable. We thoroughly enjoyed our day watching ‘Ballet In The Suburbs’ and I personally think that it is wonderful day out filled with culture and great wine.