|TASTE ART is a one-of-a-kind cultural dining experience that bring together fine art and haute cuisine, presented by The Avenues: Art, Fashion and Design District.
Taste Art was created by The Avenues as a series of innovative dining events that pair West Hollywood’s premier art galleries and restaurants. “Art Tastings” take place at restaurants with special prix-fixe menus featuring diverse and inventive collaborations between the city’s hottest chefs and art curators.
Taste Art evenings consist of a 4-5-course menu and wine pairing inspired by a selection of artworks that will be presented in a gallery-like atmosphere. During each event, the curator, chef and sommelier will each present their unique contributions to the menu, providing insight into their philosophies behind the evening’s art, food, and wine selections.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the West Hollywood Library Fund. Tickets available below.
TASTE ART EVENTS
Tuesday, October 5
|Gala Opening Event - Gordon Ramsay at The London / Tasende Gallery
Hosted by Mayer Rus, Design and Culture Editor of The Los Angeles Times Magazine. The evening will feature collaboration between Tasende Gallery and Gordon Ramsay at The London Hotel, highlighting a menu inspired by a selection of significant paintings and sculptures by celebrated contemporary artist Fernando Botero.
Tuesday, October 12
|RH @ The Andaz Hotel & Artist Roni Stretch presented by Lona Grosshart, LLG Group Art + Curators.
Offering customized seasonal menus with Southwestern French influences and local California ingredients, RH at Andaz West Hollywood is a melding of Chef Sebastian Archambault’s experiences in some of Europe’s most famous Michelin-starred kitchens and his vision for what Hollywood dining should be.
LLG’s relationships with artists, art dealers, collectors, enthusiasts and influencers provides them with access to extensive collections throughout the world. The partners at LLG are personal art consultants, curators, liaisons and educators.
Tuesday, October 19
|Restaurant @ The Sunset Marquis Hotel & George Stern Fine Art
At Sunset Marquis Restaurant, the vibe is California casual, the cuisine is market fresh, the service second to none. In addition, Sunset Marquis has garnered its first Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2010.
For over thirty-five years, George Stern Fine Arts has specialized in California Impressionism and American Scene painting and carries a large inventory of the finest examples of paintings from 1880 through 1940 and beyond.
|Sur Restaurant & Rebecca Molayem Gallery
Sur Restaurant, featuring eclectic cuisine, brings a taste of the exotic to the trendy corner of Melrose and Robertson, offering the cutting edge of style and cuisine and a fresh take on exquisite South-European dining.
Rebecca Molayem Arts exhibits innovative works by contemporary artists from around the world. Her own expressionist paintings sit along-side welded steel sculptures by British artist Leon Leigh and Pop art by special-effects artist-turned sculptor Mark Alfrey.
|Comme Ca & FotoNostalgia
Comme Ca serves up unabashedly great classics with the freshest ingredients that are locally farmed wherever possible. David Myers and his team create Parisian staples like pain perdu, bouillabaisse and duck confit.
FotoNostalgia exhibits one-of-a-kind museum-quality fine art limited edition canvas prints, each proofed, printed, hand embellished, signed and numbered by the artist, Sia Aryai.
Tuesday, October 26
|Petrossian West Hollywood & Martin & Lozano Gallery
Petrossian Restaurant serves a French-influenced contemporary menu that features the caviar, smoked fish, and foie gras delicacies for which Petrossian is known throughout the world.
Martin & Lozano Gallery exhibits the works of Texas-based abstract painter Chistopher Martin and Malibu-based painter Kandy Lozano, who uses pigment suspended in beeswax to create her compositions.
|BLT Steak & Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery
BLT Steak combines a bistro ambiance with steakhouse fare, where guests partake in creating the ideal BLT meal. The menu showcases raw bar selections, the chef's signature warm popovers, specially selected Certified Angus Beef, fresh seafood and blackboard specials.
Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery encourages the work of younger and emerging Aboriginal artists and represents works from highly acclaimed, prize-winning artists from Australia who are represented in major public and private collections.
|Cecconi's West Hollywood & Trigg Ison Fine Art & Hamilton Selway Fine Art
With a focus on sourcing the finest quality ingredients, Cecconi’s West Hollywood is a classic Italian restaurant featuring a menu of simply prepared, Venetian influenced food and drink.
Trigg Ison Fine Art has maintained a gallery presence in West Hollywood for 18 years, presenting exceptional examples of fine European and American figurative modern paintings and sculpture, conceived and executed between 1890-1950 as well as selections from some of today's contemporary modern masters.
Hamilton-Selway Fine Art, Inc. has thrived since being founded almost 15 years as one of the largest purveyors of Pop and Contemporary Art on the West Coast. HSFA is one of the largest dealers of Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Longo artworks.