Creative Collaboration

| October 4, 2016 | Parties

Palette to Palate pairs visual and culinary artistry, and raises a record $327,000 in the process.

THE PARTY When Laguna Art Museum showcases the works of Cali’s top talents, you open your eyes to their visions. When Studio Executive Chef Craig Strong dreams up a menu, you savor each plate he puts out. And when the two come together, it’s a perfect pair—which is why Palette to Palate is always a sellout soiree.

THE GUESTS The 10 participating artists designed each table—Marisa Murrow planted a veritable garden with her floral decor, while Bret Price’s steel centerpiece gleamed—before sitting down to dinner with 120 aficionados, including Executive Director Malcolm Warner. Then it was the culinary team’s time to shine with a three-course meal of rabbit ravioli, roasted lamb loin and a Dominican 64 percent chocolate cream, all teamed with vino from Yorba Wines.

THE HIGHLIGHTS The creativity carried into all aspects of the night. Violinist Yennie Lam electrified with her tunes; the live auction wowed (a dining experience at Studio sold four times for a total of $58,000); and a record $327,000 was tallied for the nonprofit. Sensational, most certainly. –Kristen Schott; photos by Reza Allah-Bakhshi


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