DC Arts Center Presents Cuisine des Artistes

By Editorial Team on May 2, 2018
Photo courtesy of DCAC.
Event: Thursday, May 24 at 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Showcasing the talents of local area chefs and artists, Cuisine des Artistes is a dinner happening. In this rare union, gastronomical, visual, theatrical and literary artists join forces to create a feast for the senses featuring the most delicious edible art. With entertainment by performing artists, design by visual artists, and food created by culinary artists, Cuisine des Artistes is more than an event, it’s a phenomenon.

The evening begins with a cocktail hour featuring artist-produced appetizers, presented by the artists themselves in the serene garden of the fabulous Meridian House. A delectable main course of artist-chef team creations will then unfold in the main ballroom. After you create your own feast of the abundant tapas-style delicacies you will be introduced to Quique Aviles, the sixth honoree to receive the Herb White Award. This award was created to honor the memory of Herb by recognizing an individual who has contributed to the arts community in Washington without public acclaim or fanfare. Featuring eclectic entertainment including musical and performing artists, Cuisine des Artistes is always the highlight of the season and a delightful way to usher in the spring.

2018 Chef/Artist selections are underway

Past Chef Participants include:

  • Chef Dean Gold of Dino’s Grotto
  • Chef Sam Atkins of Sally’s Middle name
  • Chef Angel Gustavo Huapalla of Rumba Café
  • Chef Wil Going of Chef Geoff’s Restaurant Lia’s
  • Chef Doug Cooperman of Open Kitchen
  • Chef Mike Isabella of Graffiato

2018 Artist selections are in progress, past participants include:
Matt Sesow, Rania Hassan, Ellyn Weiss, Kristina Bilonick, Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, Richard Vosseller, Rachel Schmidt, Liz Georges, Jessica van Brakle, Heloisa Escudero, Brian English, Jenny Walton, Bud Wilkinson, Ellen Hill, Carollei Anne McMillin, Cory Oberndorfer, and Tariq Tucker.

Past dessert selections have been created by: Fleur Chocolatiers, Tryst, and Paperwhite.

Past Performances done by: Fraudulent Productions, DC Cheer, and La Compania del Bouffon, Amanda Klienman, Tia Nina, and Megan Chriss; performative installation by Monica Bose.

Cuisine des Artistes will be held at The President Woodrow Wilson House, at 2340 S Street, NW, on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Tickets are $200 or $175 for DCAC members.

Tickets can be purchased through DCAC’s website: dcartscenter.org.

For more information contact info@dcartscenter.org or call 202-462-7833