Art and food are a natural pairing, entangling the senses and engaging the emotions. But, this upcoming event sounds like it will fuel more than just the appetite.
Kitchen 1540 executive chef Paul McCabe is teaming up with "The Painter of Chefs" Christopher M. on Feb. 25 for what they're calling "The Art & Soul of Food." This collaboration will take shape as a four-course dinner with special wine pairings along with the unveiling of new original paintings by Christopher M. -- all fueled by the four emotions of Nostalgia, Blue, Amorous, and Euphoria. With each dinner course, a new painting with be served as well. Following the fourth course, guests can tour a broader collection of Christopher M.'s paintings, inspired by McCabe and Kitchen 1540. And, of course, the paintings are available for purchase.
Not familiar with Christopher M.? He's become know for creating a body of original paintings celebrating celebrated chefs in their environment. He was the featured artist for the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, was featured at the San Diego Home & Garden Silver Fork Awards last year, and was recently chosen as the official poster artist for Art Expo Las Vegas. He's represented by EC Galleries.
The dinner/art affair will begin with a cocktail reception at 5:30 on the Sunset Deck at L'Auberge Del Mar, followed by the dinner and art show at Kitchen 1540. Tickets are $85 per person, which includes champagne, wine, the four-course dinner, and a special gift. For reservations, call Kitchen 1540 at 858-793-6460.