ARTsmart New Mexico celebrates a milestone in the Eldorado’s new grand ballroom. Is it possible to outdo ourselves? You bet! This year’s gala promises fabulous fare, tons of fun, and a bevy of live and silent auction items found nowhere else … all accompanied by the New Mexico School for the Arts Jazz Ensemble.
SAVE SATURDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 27, 2016, to participate in the arts of gastronomy and giving! Proceeds from tickets and auction items support ARTsmart New Mexico’s innovative art programs for the youth of Northern New Mexico.
ONE-OF-A-KIND. The silent auction offers a captivating collection of renowned “I Made It!” plates made by Santa Fe Public School fifth-graders. But there’s more! This year students also made bowls and a 12-piece Buckaroo Boots plate set. And ARTsmart’s board contributed a nine-piece Jackson Pollock-inspired pasta set that includes a 15-inch serving bowl and eight 7.5-inch bowls.
WATCH ‘EM WORK: Honorary Chair Ricardo Caté draws a cartoon as the evening energizes, as do Capital High School students and ARTsmart scholarship winners.
ON THE MENU. A 25th Anniversary Dinner merits the best. Fine wines selected by Santa Fe sommelier Kate Collins accompany a feast prepared by Santa Fe’s most celebrated … and upcoming … chefs:
Anthony Smith, the London-born executive chef who oversees the Eldorado Hotel’s award-winning restaurants, including the Old House.
Andy Barnes, executive chef at Dinner for Two, known for a menu “that seduces with love and passion.”
Angel Estrada, executive chef of Midtown Bistro, whose epicurean credentials include more than a decade at Santacafé and before that, Il Piatto.
Johnny “Vee” Vollertsen, TV personality, cooking-class entertainer, and author of Cooking with Johnny Vee.
Santa Fe High School Culinary Arts Students, with instructor Myoko Costello, are guided by Anthony Smith in presenting dessert delectables.
Chef Alain Jordan, Adobo Catering, executive chef of Adobo Catering
A GREAT TIME FOR A CREATIVE CAUSE! Tickets are $175 and available online by clicking this text or by calling 505.992.2787