October 15, 2014
When you bring some of the best chefs in Austin together with inspirational works of art, you're in for a scrumptious evening. Such was the case at the Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery on Tuesday evening for CultureMap's second annual Art Bites extravaganza.
Chefs from Cafe Josie, Due Forni, El Naranjo, Finn & Porter, Plate by Dzintra, Ramen Tatsu-Ya, Sway, and Swift's Attic gave guests the opportunity to taste art in the form of bites inspired by the gallery's exquisite collection. Chef Takuya Matsumoto of Ramen Tatsu-Ya created a crispy noodle dish based on work by Matt Devine, while a foie gras veloute with oysters and caviar from Chef Peter Maffei of Finn & Porter was inspired by Salvador Dali.
Attendees sipped sensual Old Forester creations from cocktail artists and enjoyed tunes from DJ Phamstar throughout the night. During the event, lucky guests were surprised by giveaways, including a Zink red lambskin clutch and tickets to La Dolce Vita, Wine & Swine and the Austin Food & Wine Festival.