Take Time to Enjoy The “Edible Art” During the Spring Unveiling Arts Festival. There’s Something to Suit Everyone’s Taste
What happens when 28 chefs, candy makers or baristas walk into a gallery and are inspired by a watercolor, bronze sculpture, or colors infused into a glass vase? We’ll find out soon. During the Spring Unveiling Arts Festival they will all feature special creations on their menus, available only during the weekend.
Throngs of art lovers are always drawn to this annual festival filled with unveilings of new work by dozens of featured artists, live music and artists’ receptions. “Art from the Chef’s Table” is back for the third year by popular demand.
Below are brief descriptions of what is planned. A complete guide to all of the gallery/restaurant pairings will be available to visitors during the weekend, and many of the works selected from the galleries will be on display in the restaurants.
Offering an Asian inspired entrée based upon a painting by Scott Johnson at White Bird Gallery
Lumberyard Rotisserie and Grill
Featuring a 12 oz. hand-cut rib-eye steak with frizzled “tobacco” onions and a Jack Daniels and bacon compound butter. Served with honey roasted corn and a baked potato. Inspired by the Aces & Eights bronze by Mark Lundeen available at Bronze Coast Gallery.
Bruce’s Candy Kitchen
Check out their chocolate version of Georgia Gerber’s bronze sculpture Rabbit Row on display at Northwest By Northwest Gallery.
Chef John Sowa is offering a special Bouillabaisse, based upon a Joe Pogan fish made of various “found metal” objects like old watches, sprockets, nuts and bolts and found at Primary Elements Gallery.
Tiffany Bozic’s Passion in Paradise painting at Archimedes Gallery has inspired a “Pink Passion Fizz” and “Grilled White Sea Bass with Tropical Fruit Salsa and jasmine Rice.”
Seasons Café will serve a “Calamari Appetizer” and “Squid Linguine with Steamer Clams,” based upon Michael Hopko’s blown glass octopus and Dale Evers’ bronze and glass table at Primary Elements Gallery.
Fishes Sushi & Japanese Cuisine is offering a new sushi roll, using local ingredients, inspired by David Wight’s “Glass Tsunami Waves” at Modern Villa Gallery.
Bella Espresso’s special “Royal White Chocolate Mint Mocha” combines roasted espresso shots, organic mint and Ghirardelli white chocolate, topped off with whipping cream and dusted with more white chocolate…all brought to mind by a rolling surf at sunset captured by George Vetter FotoArt.
Pizza a’fetta has a “Spring Harvest” offering made with mozzarella cheese, zucchini and squash, fresh spinach, eggplant and topped with montrachet cheese and fresh herbs, inspired by a George Vetter FotoArt, photo capturing the lush freshness of the season.
…here’s proof that anything is better with candy. Like the white chocolate truffles filled with champagne inspired by Christopher Burkett’s Pink and White Dogwoods on view at Northwest By Northwest Gallery…or brandied pear candy based upon the blown glass pear at Primary Elements Gallery…or merlot chocolates that bring the What Cat? painting by Bart DeGraaf to mind at Haystack Gallery.
Morris’ Fireside has a “Brown Sugar and Honey Glazed Ham Steak topped with a Grilled Pineapple Slice,” or a “Sockeye Salmon Filet with a Blueberry & Cider Vinaigrette Sauce”… each served with soup or salad, seasonal steamed vegetables and your choice of Yukon garlic mashed potatoes and gravy, sautéed baby reds or house cut fireside logs…a menu inspired by Joshua Tobey’s Meditation Bear” and the Regat’s Run of the Salmon People…on display at Bronze Coast Gallery.
Crepe Neptune has added a special dessert crepe inspired by Georgia Gerber’s Standing Otter bronze at Northwest By Northwest Gallery…you really “otter have another”
Insomnia Coffee is offering a “Salted Caramel Mocha,” made with Cannon Beach Sea Salt Company’s vanilla salt…inspired by Matt Linares’ Constellation Creator at Archimedes Gallery.
The Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge is serving “NW Seafood Stew” with a generous selection of steamer clams, salmon, halibut, prawns, bay shrimp and Dungeness crab in a rich tomato broth, inspired by “ Reflections,” a special sunset painting by watercolor artist Jeffrey Hull.
Bill’s Tavern is offering “Dungeness Crab Cakes” with lemon aioli, crisp seaweed and tobiko, representing Joanne Slorach’s colorful screen print, Crab at Archimedes Gallery.
The Local Grill & Scoop is serving “Linguine with Clam Sauce and Fresh Dungeness Oregon Crab” and a “Seafoam Cappuccino” to go with jeweler Sharon Amber’s “Oregon in the Mist” collection.
The Lazy Susan has a “Beach Benedict” with center cut cured pepper bacon, fresh spinach and tomato slices, inspired by Sublime Coast II, an oil painting of Haystack Rock by Mandy Main, showing at DragonFire Studio and Gallery.
EVOO Cooking School
The Friday night dinner show’s entrees featuring salmon, oysters, braised short ribs and home made pastas are inspired by Icefire Glassworks’ pieces created in the shades of red, melon, and spring green. The desserts will pick up on glass created with chocolate and lemon colored pairings. Reservations required.
Newmans at 988 is offering a contemporary version of a classic style “Spring Chinook Salmon” with a special seasonal preparation as a salute to the “Nouveau Artists Show” at Cannon Beach Gallery.
Bald Eagle Coffee is also serving a “Layered Spring Soup,” inspired by the “ The Nouveau Artists Show” at Cannon Beach Gallery.
Cannon Beach Café and Olio Cupcake Bar is serving a “Prosciutto Goat Cheese Salad” inspired by the ceramic sculptures by Eric Boos at White Bird Gallery.
The Wayfarer Restaurant & Lounge is featuring a trio of tropical sorbets nested on a plate with a blue chocolate stripe representing the sea and served on a bed of finely shredded and toasted coconut to mimic the sand…all brought to mind by As the Sun Sets by watercolor artist Jeffrey Hull.
The Irish Table has a “Chicken Pastie” dish …comfort food to go along with Scott Johnson’s perfectly melancholy work displayed at White Bird Gallery.
Sleepy Monk Coffee is offering “Be Misty” a special drink with coffee, vanilla and steamed milk, based on jeweler Sharon Amber’s “Oregon in the Mist” collection.
Cannon Beach Public House & Hardware has a variety of special cigars in their Outdoor Cigar Garden, along with a “NY Cheese Steak Sub,” and a gin-based “Bronx Cocktail” named for the Bombers Borough. Both offerings are based upon Randy Mulder’s whimsical sculptures Close but no Cigar and New York Yankees at Bronze Coast Gallery.
The Stephanie Inn is featuring “Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna, Carrot Ginger Soup, a Mahi Mahi Fillet and Tropical Fruit Parfait,” based upon paintings by Roy Tabora, blown glass fruit by Cohn-Stone Studio and a blown glass fish by Michael Hopko…all at Primary Elements Gallery.
Warren House has “Beef Medallions with Red Wine Reduction, Crimini Mushrooms and Goat Cheese,” inspired by Michael Orwick’s Oregon Vineyard painting at DragonFire Studio & Gallery.
Mo’s at Tolovana has chosen to base their special offerings on the paintings by Rie
Muñoz at Haystack Gallery…”Salmon Tartar with Chili Oil and Lemon Garlic Aioli“ and a “Blackened Halibut Filet with Mango Salsa and Rice Pilaf.”