September 27, 2013
Feast: The Art of Playing With Your Food is the latest thematic exhibition that will be on display starting October 13, and will put food in a new perspective, giving guests the chance to truly engage with the artwork. Before Feast opens to the public, a VIP preview dinner will transport participants back to pre-revolution France on October 10 with the fundraising event, Feasting in Versailles, followed by a trip down the rabbit hole with Feasting in Wonderland, an annual benefit event on October 12.
|Culinary Stylist for both fundraisers - Andrew Spurgin|
The culinary team of Chef Dawn Parks, Chef Andrew Spurgin and master mixologist Michael Esposito have put together a lineup of exquisite cuisine from renowned national and regional chefs who will prepare six-courses of delicious surprises, served in a multi-sensory theater experience designed by culinary-stylist Andrew Spurgin. Behind-the-scenes curated tours of the new exhibition Feast: The Art of Playing With Your Food will also take place between bites.
tickets to Feasting in Versailles are available for $500 and can be purchased online. This event is 21 and over, and period-inspired constumes or black tie is preferred.
The volunteering chefs and mixologists for Feasting in Versailles are some of the best in the area and include: Michael Esposito (Snake Oil Cocktail Co.); Jack Fisher (Sea 180 & Jack Fisher’s Confections); Trey Foshee (George’s at the Cove); Gina Frieze (Venissimo Cheese); Bernard Guillas (The Marine Room); Jeff Jackson (The Lodge at Torrey Pines); Jeff Josenhans (The Grant Grill); Shane McKnight (Best Beverage Catering); Dawn Parks (The Wild Thyme Company); Javier Plascencia (Misión 19); Patrick Ponsaty (Bellamy’s Restaurant); Amy Rusalov (The Wild Thyme Company); Andrew Spurgin (Bespoke Event Styling) and James Rauh, Andrew Karr & Paul Reiz (The WestBean).
The culinary offerings for the evening will be donated, prepared, and served by a cadre of renowned San Diego chefs and mixologists. Each delectable offering will be paired with, and draw inspiration from, one of the 13 commissioned contemporary art pieces of the Feast exhibition. Music and entertainment will be provided by Scott MacDonald to complement guests’ culinary experience, as well as a mini-live auction and a robust silent auction that will raffle items from some of San Diego's Finest establishments.
Tickets for The New Children's Museum 6th Annual Benefit Feasting in Wonderland are $150 for members and $175 for non-members and can be purchased online. This is a 21 and over event and food-themed fashion or cocktail attire is encouraged.
After the duo of Feast fundraisers, the community will be invited to a free, public grand opening of the Feast exhibition on Sunday, October 13. For more information on Feast: The Art of Playing With Your Food and The New Children's Museum, visit thinkplaycreate.org and follow the museum on Facebook and Twitter.