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Houston’s Best Dinner Party

Food’s Turned Into Art at This Star-Packed Affair

BY // 09.17.16

Recipe for Success’ first decade was worthy of one heck of a dinner party: The Banquet lived up to that and more. Now the nonprofit that has educated 33,000 kids in Houston and beyond about nutritious food is gearing up for a sequel — and it’s timed to launch this month’s Houston Arts Week.

Founders Gracie and Bob Cavnar have cooked up Delicious Alchemy: The Art of Food, a cocktail party and art auction at the Four Seasons, official hotel for Texas Contemporary Art Fair. (Recipe is also collaborating with the Fair on VIP tickets for exhibitors and collectors to Delicious Alchemy.) Bid on original drawings sketched on linen napkins and acquire collectible-edition sets of napkins by artists selected by former Lawndale director-turned-art adviser Eleanor Williams and PaperCity’s Catherine D. Anspon. Also on board are Paul English as music curator and Amy Corron Power as wine chair.

Art stars from Texas and beyond create the foodie-inspired drawings. Headliners include David McGee, Andrea Bianconi, Michael Bise, Kent Dorn, Susan Plum, Texas Artist of the Year Kermit Oliver, Bennie Flores Ansell, Geoffrey Winningham, and photographer Jay Rusovich, who will document your next dinner party — making this arguably Houston’s tastiest art auction ever. PaperCity serves as media sponsor.

Delicious Alchemy: The Art of Food, Tuesday, September 27, 7:30 pm, at Four Seasons Hotel; tickets from $250, tables from $1,500; 713.520.0443

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