When I was 6 years old, my parents enrolled me into an all Armenian music conservatory. I learned everything about music and studied classical piano, choir, and dance. One of my best friends, Alik (my sister from another mother really…) was the Founder’s daughter. Her family has been my second family since I was a little girl. They have invested in me in every way possible and have taught me so much. The Barsoumian’s are a family of fine gems, each one beautiful in their own way.
Baron Vatsche (Alik’s dad, Baron means Mr. out of respect and because he’s always been my teacher), had his birthday this week. Alik, her brother Shahe, and I thought, “How great would it be if we had a nice dinner with the family and close friends for his birthday?” So I got to work and came up with a menu. I decided to make stuffed figs (they’re in season, and my favorite thing to make), filet mignon rested on top of a sweet potato and brussel sprouts puree, and my chicken and pesto lasagna. Come to find out later those are actually Baron Vatsche’s favorite dishes!
We all had an amazing evening. Every time I am with them we have amazing conversations about art, politics, spirituality, and many deep life concepts.
Happy Birthday Baron Vatsche, I hope for many more beautiful times in life. Cheers