Jocelyn Toffic and Michelle Cross have joined forces to bring you a new Monthly Series
The Avalon Fairytale Dinners
In May we celebrate Nippon, The Land of The Rising Sun
Michelle Cross will teach us the art of hand-rolled Maki
After you make your own appetizer (or pack to take home for lunch)
You will feast on a 4-course vegan culinary experience
As you dine, you will have a selection of Japanese fairytales read aloud to you, by Jocelyn Toffic
Michelle's Menu for the evening will be released two weeks prior to the event to ensure the optimum seasonality of culturally specific ingredients.
Space is extremely limited and advance tickets are required
(purchase window will close 5 days prior to the event)
Michelle is a New Hampshire born chef and artist. While naturally developing artistic skills growing up, her mother was an ever-present influence in the culinary arts. This passion to feed friends and family turned into a 20-year career in various coastal restaurants and personal catering. Ten years in the beloved Ogunquit restaurant, 98 Provence, she learned about French pastry and bistro fare. Learning just enough of the French language, she was able to travel two months solo through Paris and Nice.
The Blue Moon Market (now Blue Moon Evolution), Aneke Jan’s, and Ristorante Mossimo are other establishments she spent time refining her craft.
As a member of Avalon North, she looks to connect with the community here, further enhancing a life of creativity and sustenance.
Jocelyn Toffic is the founder of Avalon North and also a New Hampshire born artist. She has spent much of her adult lifetime studying fairytales and mythologies of the world. In recent years she has been most consumed by Nordic mythologies and the Sagas of Iceland. Within these stories packaged so prettily some, and others so grotesque, is the root of our humanity. It is strange and primal and magical. It is everything modern ordinary societies would like us to suppress. We at Avalon resist. We believe Magic is real, and all around us. We keep the old ways. We speak the old stories.
*In preparation for a yearlong tour of other culture's mythologies, and fairy and folk tales, it is highly recommended that all attendees view Joseph Campbell's Power of Myth series (now playing on Netflix). We will also be screening this 6 part series piecemeal during our open leisure hours beginning in May.
$65 Avalon Members
The ticket window is open to members only until April 1
And open to the public on April 2
This event is not open to children under 14
To become a member click the link