ArtsWestchester Features 25 Chefs To Kick-Off ARTSBASH Weekend: Friday, May 15

ArtsbashbestWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (May 2015) – Twenty five chefs from some of Westchester County’s best restaurants will exhibit their edible artistry as part of ArtsWestchester’s fun-filled ARTSBASH weekend on Friday, May 15th.

ARTSBASH will kick-off at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 15 at the ArtsExchange building — 31 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains — featuring cocktails and a tasting menu created by leading chefs from 42, The Restaurant, Benjamin Steakhouse, Café of Love, Empire City Casino, Crabtree’s Kittle House, Sofrito, and many other dining destinations from throughout the county.

Following the Friday fundraiser, there will be a free Family ARTSBASH day on Saturday, May 16 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., featuring children’s arts workshops, art exhibitions and open artist’s studios. The workshops cover a variety of interests from Kaleidoscope to Clay Creations to LEGO Animation and Model Making.

The latest exhibition, 50 for 50: New Works, which showcases works by ArtsWestchester’s “50 for 50” awardees, will also be on display in the gallery.

“ARTSBASH weekend has something for everyone. Fourteen years in the making, we’re pleased to tease the palettes of our guests with spoonfuls of caviar, Oysters on the half shell, meatballs & ricotta, Eggplant Marino, USDA Prime, Dry-Aged porterhouse bites, assorted sushi rolls, salads and sweets. Also featured on the menu are Retro treats from Lulu Cake Boutique, Dark Chocolate fondue from Chocolations and mini biscotti from Cathy’s Biscotti,” said Janet T. Langsam, CEO of ArtsWestchester. “The pairing of exceptional cuisine with original art throughout our historic downtown building makes this one event not to miss.”

The event is part of ArtsWestchester 50th anniversary celebration, which is a year-long celebration of the arts in Westchester County.


Caviar Served on a Spoon

Adults interested in the Friday evening fun will enjoy a wonderful array of food, such crispy pork belly tacos with corn tortillas, dry-aged porterhouse bits, local baby Kale salad with sustainable Scottish salmon and Churrasco skewers as well as retro-style desserts, Ben & Jerry’s New Jimmy Fallon flavor, Raspberry Greek Frozen Yogurt and more.

“Without the arts, there is no source of creativity,” said Leslie Lampert, owner of Cafe of Love in Mount Kisco. “Whether you’re in finance, hospitality, the medical industry or education, inspiration is derived, wittingly and unwittingly, from Fine Arts and the visual interpretations of our cultures. I’m so pleased to be part of this event in support of the arts.”

These cupcakes are just one of many delicious retro-style treats that will be served at ARTSBASH.

These cupcakes are just one of many delicious retro-style treats that will be served at ARTSBASH.

“This is our second year participating in ARTSBASH. We completely fell in love with it last year,” said Thiphakhoun “Tipi” Vyrasith, Director of Food & Beverage at Empire City Casino. “Supporting the arts community is important. We believe it is the perfect marriage to showcase the best of art and the best of food! Our chefs are so excited to participate.”

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