[ chef week // spring 2017 ]
Chef Week 2017 featured a series of ticketed, private dinner experiences debuting the Creative Collision of culinary innovation and visual artistry. Imagine food displayed as wall art, dishes framed by custom-crafted woodwork and chefs' creations inspired by monochromatic color and cubism. Re-live the activations with our recap videos and photography below.
SAINT AÑEJO / WHISKEY KITCHEN / tavern: EDIBLE ART
FEATURING EXECUTIVE CHEFS JASON SLIMAK + JAY FLATLEY + SHANE MIDNIGHT + M STREET'S ARTIST ALLIANCE with a special showcase by DESIGNER DERRICK CASTLE + SONY MUSIC ARTIST ROBERT COUNTS
Tucked away in privacy, Saint Añejo's upstairs Mezzanine transforms into an art gallery with culinary displays of new menu and cocktail innovations interwoven amongst graffiti art, murals, and airbrush designs.
MOTO: INTERACTIVE ILLUSION
FEATURING EXECUTIVE CHEF BRANDON CHAVANNES +
FASHION DESIGNER DENISE ROXENSTONE + VISUAL ARTIST BRANDON DONAHUE
Executive Chef Brandon, Airbrush Artist Brandon Donahue and Fashion Designer Denise Roxenstone join forces to create an interactive, progressive activation where table design becomes part of the culinary display with orchestrated surprises of illusion for guest engagement throughout the five course dining experience.
KAYNE PRIME: AN ORCHESTRATED COLLISION
FEATURING EXECUTIVE CHEF STEVEN CHANDLER + GRAFFITI ARTIST NATHAN BROWN + VISUAL ARTIST CHRIS ZIDEK + WOODWORKER PATRICK HAYES + VIDEOGRAPHER MICHAEL SATI
All art has similar motions yet results in limitless differentiation. Chef Steven Chandler and Visual Artists Nathan Brown, Chris Zidek, Patrick Hayes, and Michael Sati demonstrate how the creative process sublimates into culinary artistry during this paired seven course dining activation. From ballet to woodwork, artistic integrations become woven into every element of this culinary journey as the story unfolds.
VIRAGO: OUTSIDE THE BOX
FEATURING EXECUTIVE CHEF ANDREW WHITNEY + PINSTRIPER IGOR ACORD + VISUAL ARTIST BRIAN WOODEN
Drawing upon artist's innate inclination to think "outside the box", Chef Andrew and Artists Igor Acord and Brian Wooden co-produce this cubism-inspired, seven course, paired dining activation. With elements of pin striping and graffiti art, Virago's Lotus Room converts into an artist's studio where edible art is revealed throughout the dining experience for guests to discover and further engage.