‘At the Artist Table’ Celebrates Passion, Fine Art and Delectable Cuisine

Editor | - January 24, 2013

From a City of Santa Fe press release

Looking for a truly memorable way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? “At the Artist Table” presents an intimate evening of fine art and cuisine from 6 to 9 p.m., Valentine’s Day, February 14.  Renowned Santa Fe master printmaker and painter Ron Pokrasso and French Culinary Institute graduate chef Tracy Ritter will fuse their passions to create an evening to remember. Together, they will craft a three-course menu to caress the senses and open your heart to an evening of pure love. This exclusive dinner is limited to 60 guests, ensuring outstanding food, quality service and an intimate evening of conversation, culture and culinary delights.

Hosted at the new home of the highly acclaimed Santa Fe School of Cooking, this special Valentine’s Day event includes personal conversation with Pokrasso and Ritter, a one-of-a-kind meal with wine pairings, and an original, signed Pokrasso print created exclusively for the event. A special “Sweet-art” package at the luxurious Eldorado Hotel offers the perfect accommodations to end a memorable evening. The “Sweet-art” package includes a private artist gallery tour and demonstration with Pokrasso courtesy of local gallery partner Zane Bennett Contemporary.

Tickets for the “At the Artist Table,” including the original artwork are $300 per couple or $175 per person. Call (505) 474-0240 or click here to make your reservations. Follow this link to reserve your accommodation package.

“At the Artist Table” is a series of exceptional dinners that pair legendary Santa Fe artists with equally celebrated, award-winning chefs. Together they create an original menu that captures the creative spirit of art, fine dining, culture and conversation. By joining us for this beautiful evening, your love is further shared with Partners in Education, a local foundation supporting the Santa Fe Public Schools, and The City of Santa Fe’s Arts Commission’s artist exhibit and education programs. All proceeds from this event will benefit these two worthy programs.

Ron Pokrasso is a master printer and contemporary painter. Schooled at the Pratt Institute in New York, he has practiced his art for over forty years. He shares his love of the creative process by teaching printmaking in both the United States and abroad and is represented in Santa Fe by Zane Bennett Contemporary Art Gallery.

Tracy Ritter graduated from the French Culinary Institute and International Pastry Arts Academy, both in New York. There she cooked for Arizona 206, Mesa Grill, the Gotham Bar and Grill, and opened the city’s first Tex-Mex restaurant. She has trained chefs in Malaysia and Mexico as well as written curricula for the New York Restaurant School. Ritter has appeared on Good Morning America, the Food Network and on the cover of Bon Appetit. She is the Executive Chef and Culinary Director at the Santa Fe School of Cooking.