Houston foodies. Prepare for a visual feast. The epicurean experience, Palette to Palate returns to Archway Gallery on October 21 from 6 – 9 p.m. Enjoy a five-course gourmet meal paired with wine by acclaimed Chef Soren Pedersen; each course is inspired by the work of five of the gallery’s artists. Food and art are both expressive mediums and marry perfectly in this unique event featuring Archway Gallery artists Blaine Davis, donna e perkins, Silva PintoSouza, Laura Viada, and Mohammad Ali Bhatti. Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased online.
Palette to Palate is Archway Gallery’s beloved intimate gourmet dining event which returns after being tabled for COVID. The farm-to-table style gourmet dinner finds guests seated amidst amazing artwork. Chef Soren Pedersen creates a custom dish with five selected pieces of art using ingredients from local farmers markets featuring in-season products selected at their peak of flavor. Each course is paired with select wines.
The very colorful and delicious line-up features a diverse array of geometric shapes, fluid movements, amazing portraits, and plenty of bold colors all reflected in their accompanying dinner course.
Spiced Tuna Tartar served on a Weaved Banana Leaf with Aioli Radish and Crisp Plantain kicks off the dinner featured alongside Laura Viada’s Weaving, Madrugada #1. Viada’s love of geometric form is on full display.
The second course features a Fall Root Vegetable and Duck Soup served in a bread bowl to accompany Blaine Davis’ colorful Tic-Tac-Hobo, nine sugar lift etchings with relief rolls.
Dinner guests will feast on “Tied” Gulf Shrimp Tamale with Goat Cheese and Sweet Potato with an Heirloom Tomato and Cilantro for the third course inspired by donna e perkins, Coming Undone: The Particles Dance, Phase II, Oil and Graphite on Canvas.
Renowned portrait artist Mohammad Ali Bhatti’s
Round Up Time, a 20” x 16” Oil on Canvas, inspired the fourth course of a Fire Roasted Coffee Filet Mignon served with a Black Bean Puree, Roasted Corn Relish and Chimichurri.
The sweet finish for the dinner is a Marzipan Square, Chocolate Truffle Pyramid Panna Cotte, and Almond “Sugar Glass”—the perfect accompaniment to the depth of strong geometric shapes found in Silvia PintoSouza’s Circular Concept II, an Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas, 36” x 36”.
Managing Director of Archway Gallery Harold Joiner said “This event is truly a visual feast. An artist and a chef are kindred spirits in that we want a guest to utilize multiple senses to enjoy a meal or a painting. That’s what makes Palette to Palate such a fun experience for foodies and art lovers. Chef Pedersen delights in pushing the boundaries of his food creations as much as we do as artists. We’re both inspired by the colors, textures, and tastes found in the world around us and we want those who eat our food or admire our works to take pleasure in both.”
Tickets are now on sale for the October 21 dinner. Space is limited. Get tickets or call Archway Gallery at 713-522-2409 for more information. Archway Gallery is located at 2305 Dunlavy and is open Tuesday through Sunday. Visit ArchwayGallery.com to see more about the monthly exhibitions and events held throughout the year.