Cuisine Des Artistes: Where chefs and artists create culinary masterpieces

Cuisine Des Artistes is an exciting and popular event that pairs well-known DC area chefs with artists who collaborate to create culinary masterpieces for your dining delight. The evening features appetizers; a main course made up of samplings of over a dozen chef and artist creations, desserts with artistic flair, coffee, tea, beer, wine and sparkling water. This biennial fund-raising event is designed to strengthen and build awareness for DCAC’s ongoing visual and performing arts programs being held at The Meridian House, a French styled mansion Built in 1921, which offers three stunning reception rooms, an impressive library, and beautiful gardens; it is a stunning location with an outstanding view of the city.

Laced throughout the evening, there will be poetry, music, and performance artists providing eclectic entertainment for your enjoyment. The Cuisine des Artistes is a phenomenon and always fun event. This is your opportunity to get gussied up, join the fun, and hobnob with artists, chefs, and art lovers!

This year’s Chef/Artist pairs include:

  • Scott Bennet of Amsterdam Falafelshop with G. Byron Peck
  • Tom Brown of Passenger with Richard Vosseller
  • Douglas Cooperman of The Art Institute of Washington with Kenny George
  • Diana Davila-Boldin of Jackie’s Restaurant with Victoria F. Gaitán
  • Dean Gold of Dino with Megan Mueller
  • Carole Wagner Greenwood with Jayme McLellan
  • Angel Gustavo Huapalla of Rumba Cafe with Bradley Chriss
  • Kenneth Hughes of Open Kitchen with Ellyn Weiss
  • David Shewmaker of Meridian Pint and Bev Eggleston of EcoFriendly Foods with
  • Cynthia Connolly
  • Rahman (RocK) Harper of DC KITCHEN with Jenny Walton
  • Marc Leone with Carlotta Hester
  • Alan Lamb of Drink Well with Sam Scharf

Green Plate Catering
Sweet Themez

Where: Meridian House, 1630 Crescent Place, NW

When: Thursday, May 10, 2012

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Why: Raise funds for the District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC)

Admission: $100 for DCAC members and $120 for non-DCAC members.

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DCAC is Washington’s only nonprofit theater and gallery committed to supporting and encouraging underserved artists. Since its inception the DCAC has served our community as an accessible venue for visual and performing artists who come from as near as Washington or as far as Kazakhstan; a free and open-to-the-public gallery in a neighborhood without galleries; provides mentorship for aspiring curators; facilitates support and discussion groups for artists to brainstorm; and offers low-cost or free performances of everything from local music to offbeat poets, to film screenings, to eclectic and provocative plays. Over the past 23 years, DCAC has hosted over 4000 performances, exhibitions and events. Through this process the Center has made arts patrons of many uninitiated customers.

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