CREATE to Join Local Artists, Chefs Together This Sunday
This Sunday, June 3, Chef Louie DiBicarri (of Storyville and Chef Louie Night) will join forces with Gilt City and the Boston Center for Adult Education for CREATE, an event designed to stimulate the appetite for both cuisine and art. Six local artists’ exhibitions will be on display, and each will be paired with a local chef (like Douglas Rodrigues of Clio, Suzi Maitland of Trina’s Starlite Lounge, and Jason Cheek of KO Prime) who will create a one-of-a-kind dish inspired by the piece.
It’s a creative idea, and one that DiBiccari has had on the brain since 2002, when he first saw the artistic community of Fort Point explode. “I’ve been thinking of this idea for a while,” he says. “How can the restaurant scene in Boston lend a hand in supporting the artist community, and help to maintain some sort of balance in the culture in the community here?” CREATE is his attempt to do just that.
One of the six installations will be provided by the !ND!V!DUALS, a group of five artists that joined forces in 2003. They will be bringing pieces from their 2011 show “Lovesick Cafe,” which could be labeled cannibalistic, considering the installation is themed around humans who have been beaten behind a cafe and then dragged into its kitchen for the chef to prepare and serve. Chef Jason Cheek will interpret this installment with a terrine of brains, hearts, liver and head, with red miso, beets, and macerated cherries.
Of course, there will be booze on hand as well, with beer and wine plus cocktails from local bartenders Kevin Mabry (JM Curley) and Bruno Prado (Storyville). The event will also feature two rising star mixologists, a live installation by a local graffiti artist, and lots of beer and wine. If you want to get in on the creative action, purchase tickets ($75 for general admission from 2-6 p.m.) here. —Diane DeSantis