Art feeds the creative soul and Dinner with Artists will delight your senses. Feast with your eyes and palate at this spectacular series hosted by Naples Art. Join renowned artists paired with executive chefs who collaborate on creating and presenting original works of art and culinary masterpieces. Dinner with Artists is an interactive artistic experience in an intimate and engaging setting. Each event includes a multi-course gourmet meal and wine.

Tickets are $130 per person or $250 per couple.
There is a discount if you purchase a series ticket – for couples or individuals.

October Event

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019
Chef:  Alexander Bernard
Artists: Marco Bronzini
Location:  Alexander’s Restaurant

About Alexander Bernard

Alexander’s Restaurant is a hidden jewel in the heart of Naples. Chef Alexander Bernard has been serving his distinctive cuisine to Neapolitans and visitors from throughout the world for more than 25 years, and has an avid following. His innovative, farm to table organic dishes reflect his annual California sabbaticals and his traditional European training. The Johnson & Wales graduate is known for menu favorites such phyllo-wrapped fried shrimp, macadamia nut crusted grouper, and seafood risotto with chunks of Maine lobster, scallops and shrimp. Classics such as crispy duck with lingon berries, veal tenderloin and Steak Au Poivre share the page with pasta and vegetarian dishes. Seasonal healthful menus and Chef Alex’s sell-out cooking classes enhance the culinary offerings. The perfect ending to a meal at Alexander’s is a delicious housemade dessert. A European-style dining room and an award-winning, pet-friendly garden patio accommodate diners for lunch and dinner during the Naples season, from September through May.

 

About Marco Bronzini

At age sixteen Marco Bronzini was introduced to British sculptor John Skeaping, and he went from provincial Beaucaire, his hometown in the South of France, to London, England, the art world center in the mid 1970’s.  He was accepted with a four year scholarship to the Royal Academy of Arts in London in 1975 and within the next few years he would meet people like the Astors and great art collectors like Paul Mellon.

January Event

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020
Chef: Brian Roland
Artists: Denise Cummings

Location: The Venue

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About Brian Roland

Born and raised in Princeton, New Jersey, graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He is a Certified Chef de Cuisine (CCC) through the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and a member of the Chaine des Rotisseurs. He worked for several well-known chefs and served as executive chef in top kitchens locally. As executive chef and owner of Crave Culinaire, Roland introduces an ultramodern take on catering, offering services spanning from full event planning to catering events to artistic private meals. Roland’s most recent endeavor, Venue Naples is a new fully customizable event venue.

 

About Denise Cummings

Denise expresses human sexuality and human behavior as powerful, beautiful, and passionate in her mix media floral abstractions. A former Ford’s model and certified horticulturist, her art is a culmination of stylized beauty as she plays with paper.  A paper expert, she had designed and founded a line of handmade paper which was sold in Barneys, Fred Segal and The Museum of Natural History. Denise Cummings resides in Hawaii and New York City.

April

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Culinary Arts Student: TBA
Mentor: TBA
Visual Arts Student: TBA
Mentor: TBA

Location: The Venue

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Naples Art has joined forces with Collier County Public Schools to showcase two of our outstanding high school artists.  A visual and culinary artist will be selected to present their talents at a night of inspiration and celebration.

Proceeds from the evening’s cash call will be awarded to both students to help further their education in the culinary and visual arts.

Students and mentors will be announced in January

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