2013 "Art From the Chef's Table"
Featured Art & Restaurants

Welcome to the 13th Annual Spring Unveiling, May 3-5, 2013. Back by popular demand, this year 25 of Cannon Beach’s restaurants, candy makers and coffee houses have partnered with our galleries, selecting a work of art that has inspired their own creations. Enjoy!

Maps showing the location of each restaurant and gallery can be picked up at all participating restaurants and galleries and select locations during the Spring Unveiling weekend.

Castaway's 'Tini Tiki Hut, Caribbean Restaurant

Start with a “Lychee Lantern Martini” inspired by White Bird Gallery’s Lisa Lamoreaux and then choose from Togarashi-crusted sashimi-grade Ahi tuna seared medium rare, sliced and served on a bed of pickled ginger-pineapple slaw, or “Duck in Nest” a free-range duck breast marinated in mandarin orange, grilled and served in a nest of glass noodles, topped with lemongrass sauce.

Lumberyard Rotisserie & Grill

A “Let’er Buck” menu reflects the sculptures of noted western artist Austin Barton, represented by Bronze Coast Gallery which includes the monumental bronze for The Pendleton Roundup. Barton’s “Range Boss” was the inspiration for the fe­­atured entrée, which will be a local buffalo rib-eye steak, seasoned to perfection and seared to your desire, then smothered in a Pendleton whiskey sauce. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetables. The sculpture will be in the restaurant for the weekend.

Bruce’s Candy Kitchen

From the Jeffrey Hull Gallery, Jeffrey Hull’s “Out to Sea” painting of “Goonies Rock” brought pirates, tall -masted ships and RUM to mind for this candy maker…so you’ll want to try one of his rich, rum flavored caramels sprinkled with sea salt from the Cannon Beach Sea Salt Company. Aye, Aye, Matey!

Sweet Basil's Cafe

Nothing says the beach like John Sova’s Razor Clam Blue Plate Special, inspired by “The Teacher,” a painting by Primary Elements Gallery's Brian Cameron, capturing a group learning how to dig for clams.

Seasons Café

A hand blown glass sculpture depicting a school of tuna by Michael Hopko, represented by Primary Elements Gallery, gave this chef the idea for his grilled Ahi special.

Fishes Sushi & Japanese Cuisine

The weekend menu will take its theme from wild foods found in the woods such as mushrooms and wild watercress. Inspired by Northwest By Northwest Gallery’s master woodworker, Alan Rosen, who uses only sustainable woods for his furniture designs.

Bella Espresso

There’s nothing “foamier” than an ocean beach after a storm. And no one captures this image better than George Vetter from George Vetter FotoArt. This has led this barista to create a “Banana Foster Latte”.

Pizza a’fetta

From George Vetter FotoArt, photographer George Vetter’s image of a red orange sunset is the theme for a “Sweet Crab Pizza” with roasted red and yellow peppers, topped with Montrachet cheese and basil.

Chocolate Café

Rabbits are an ancient symbol of abundance and fortune, and are often the theme for Northwest By Northwest Gallery’s bronze sculptor, Georgia Gerber. Moonstruck bunnies make us all smile.

Morris’ Fireside Restaurant

The Bronze Coast Gallery’s Donnie Wanner depicts a log cabin in the woods in his “Window with View” metal sculpture. The piece harkens back to the days when the Log Cabin restaurant in Cannon Beach was serving homemade hardy meals to loggers and fishermen. So during the weekend enjoy a full breakfast including Amaretto French Toast, served with bacon, sausage or ham, plus 2 eggs. Or join them for dinner for a French Cut Pork Chop, brushed with peach mango habanero sauce.

Fultano’s Pizza

Inspired by the Jeffrey Hull Gallery's artist Jeffrey Hull’s watercolor of “Geneva of Coos Bay” depicting a sea worn fishing boat, its namesake pizza will have a cream cheese sauce with smoked salmon, red onions and capers...a true “fisherman’s pizza”.

Insomnia Coffee Company

Start with cardamom, cinnamon and brown sugar, then add a touch of natural vanilla and hazelnut finished off with espresso and steamed milk and you have a “Cardamom Serenity Latte” reflected in Modern Villa Gallery’s artist Cece McIntire’s mixed media photography.

Crepe Neptune
On a recent trip, Michael Tieman of the Haystack Gallery was moved to paint a series capturing the fishing villages of the Cinque Terre…and those have inspired a special seafood crepe for this weekend.
The Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge
A watercolor entitled “Moving On” by Haystack Gallery’s Steve Hanks is the theme for a weekend featuring Razor and Steamer Clams. What could be better at the beach? The painting hangs in the restaurant.
Local Grill & Scoop
Stop by for a piece of wonderfully rich silk pie, reflecting jeweler Sharon Amber’s “Silk Collection” seen in her gallery Jewelry by Sharon Amber.
The Lazy Susan Cafe
A specialty “Mediterranean Omelet” will be filled to the brim with zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms, black olives, red peppers and feta cheese. This dish is based on Jeffrey Hull’s “Cannon Beach Reds” from the Jeffrey Hull Gallery featuring a colorful coastal blue sky and foreground that blooms to life every summer with fiery red Crocosmia blooms. The painting hangs in the café.
Enjoy a “Haystack Coconut Mocha” taking its lead from George Vetter FotoArt's George Vetter’s image of Haystack Rock at sunset.
EVOO Cooking School
Join artists Jim and Suzanne of Icefire Glassworks for the dinner show Saturday evening and the unveiling of one of Jim’s agate inspired works. During the evening, the second of EVOO’s private wine labels will also be unveiled.
Newmans at 988
Look for something special served in the handmade anagama and stoneware ceramic bowls made by The Cannon Beach Gallery’s group show ceramic artist David Campiche. Maybe pasta, maybe a signature dish, whatever Chef John can’t resist when he goes to market. And if you like, you can purchase the bowl and create your own gourmet delight.
Bald Eagle Coffee House
David Campiche’s bowls from The Cannon Beach Gallery will also be used for serving a special three layer soup, created especially for the weekend. These bowls will be available for purchase.
David Jonathan Marshall of Modern Villa Gallery’s painting of “Banana Golf Fields” has led chef Josh Archibald to offer a creative appetizer featuring banana beer couscous, with macadamia nut crusted mofongo croquettes and banana leaf wrapped/jerk rubbed braised pork. The painting will be hanging in the lobby.
The Irish Table
Taking their direction from Anne Anderson’s “Midnight Song” painting of calla lilies, the weekend’s special dessert will feature lemon & blackberry sorbet with pistachio cookies. The special entre will be Columbia River Salmon with wild mushroom ragout and a huckleberry pinot noir buerre rouge, based upon Michael Orwick’s oil on canvas, “Celebrate Life’s Transitions.” The painting reminded Crystal of her childhood home on the Columbia River. Both artists are represented by DragonFire Gallery.
Sleepy Monk Coffee Roasters
Sharon Amber of Jeweler by Sharon Amber’s “Beachcomber” collection has inspired this barista to create a “Pearl Mocha with Sea Foam Cream” made with coconut & Almond.
Stephanie Inn Dining Room
Chef Aaron has created a special “Tropics” Art Dinner to be served on Friday night, featuring Suzanne Kindland of IceFire Glassworks’ latest series of tropical glass pieces. Dinner will include a “Seared Ahi Tuna Salad, Curried Sweet Potato Soup, a Smoked Boar Rack and Coconut Crème Brulee” for dessert. Each course will be paired with wines from Oregon or New Zealand. Reservations are required.
Warren House Pub
Taking his lead from the rich colors in a metal kimono by Catherine Foster at the Dragon Fire Gallery, Chef Darrin will offer a layered arugula and baby spinach salad with prosciutto ham and candied pecans dressed in an orange glaze.