Winter Chefs Series

Join Palm Beach Daily New food writer, Roberta Sabban, for a series of lectures and lunch programs at three award-winning Palm Beach Restaurants. This educational program is designed to introduce participants to south Florida’s top purveyors. A combination of the longest growing season in the continental United States and a well-traveled dining public will keep the island’s culinary world on its toes.

These lunches are designed to take participants behind-the-scenes to meet the chefs and top local, family-owned wholesalers for a lively, interactive discussion on the latest trends and the constant quest for the finest quality products.

Each program will be followed by a three-course lunch. Reservations are required. Meet at the restaurants. $125 per luncheon.

February 12 – Chez Jean Pierre – Seafood and Produce
Chez Jean-Pierre with David and executive chef, Guillaume Leverrier, Anthony Scalisi, Scalisi Produce and Steve Gyland of Cod & Capers Seafood.

March 12 – Meat Market – Beef and Veal
Join executive chef, Sean Brasel and Douglas Bush, Bush Brothers Provisions Company.

April 9 – Renato’s -The fairest Fowl with the King of the Coop
With executive chef Javiar Sanchez and Scott Sechler, owner Bell & Evans and Douglas Bush, Bush Brothers Provisions Company.

Reservations are required. For tickets or more information contact: The Society of the Four Arts, 240 Coconut Row, Palm Beach – box office or call  561.805.8562.

Human Puppy Mill in existence in the United States

Upon hearing the plight of so many young men, women and children trapped as modern day slaves Diana Davis felt compelled to create a film calling attention to the victims. Using her film as a fundraising tool to rescue the survivors, and fight modern day slavery, MoviesMakingADifference was born.

“When I found that no one was doing anything about this wide-spread atrocity in our own country, where so-called “church” elders were claiming young girls as their wives in order to have them give birth to as many babies as possible. The boys would be used for child labor and the girls would be human puppy mills. I was horrified that they could get away with this by calling it a ‘religion’. Then when I started meeting these amazing survivors, I couldn’t just make a movie to raise awareness and leave them to fend for themselves. So I created the 501c3 to use proceeds from the film along with private donations to directly help these heroic people out of their horrific circumstances,”said Diana Davis.

With their first feature film “Cathedral Canyon”, winner of the “Audience Choice for Best Feature Film”, at the Palm Beach Film Festival 2014, the team shed light on the plight of the child brides from these current day polygamist sects who have little resources to escape.

Because of the generosity of viewers that were outraged by what they saw, they found homes and vocational training opportunities for the escaped “Child Brides” and “Lost Boys”, (teenage boys as young as 12 tossed aside by the elders when seen as competition). They have assisted over 50 young women, men and children and many have now joined our organization to give back and help others like themselves.

Their co-founder Chip Williams, of Lake Worth, FL a Certified Addictions Professional and Recovery Support Specialist, opened his home as a ‘Safe House’ welcoming those in need on a temporary basis who are in immediate danger, until proper treatment is found, most often at Faith Farm in Boynton Beach, Fern House in WPB or PAX Campus in Lake Worth, FL. He has traveled to Colorado City and such places to educate and give counseling for drug and alcohol which so many turn to as a means of escape.

Please join
Debra Tomlin, Theresa Gaugler, Xiomi Penn and Diana Davis

Sunday January 27, 2019 6-8 PM at Contessa Gallery.
Catering by Maven; Entertainment by DJ Lex

$75 in Advance, $100 at Door.

Click here to Register

Palm Beach Philanthropists and Hollywood stars participate in upcoming film ‘Cult Cartel’.

MoviesMakingADifference is currently in post-production of their next feature film “Cult Cartel”, exposing even more than they were able to present in their award winning “Cathedral Canyon”. Filming started in and around Palm Beach last March and included many of their local supporters. They also filmed in the actual town of Colorado City, (home of self-proclaimed prophet Warren Jeffs that is doing life in a TX prison for crimes against underage girls) to shoot the majority of the film with the blessing of the townspeople. They also employed many of the actual survivors behind and in front of the camera, giving them an outlet to express themselves and tell their stories with the care and support of those of us that love them and brought $25,000 into the destitute community of Colorado City where the average annual income is $6,228.

The film stars Donny Most (Happy Days) and Jud Tylor (That 70s Show and Charlie Wilson’s War), Winsor Harmon (The Bold & The Beautiful) and Young Barlow (real life survivor of Warren Jeffs brutal regime, excommunicated at age 14 to the streets of Las Vegas). Executive Producers are Conrad N. Hilton III and Julia Rosengren.

To learn more about MoviesMakingaDifference, please join:

Debra Tomlin, Theresa Gaugler, Xiomi Penn and Diana Davis
Sunday January 27, 2019 6-8 PM at Contessa Gallery.
Catering by Maven; Entertainment by DJ Lex

Bid on original oil painting designed by acclaimed NY artist Hakob Hakobyan specifically for MoviesMakingADifference to support survivors of child Slavery, Child Labor, Child Marriage and Trafficking in the US & Canada.
(painting featured below)

Donation $75 Please Click Here to Register

 

 

 

Exceptional Duckhorn Wine Pairing Experience

On Wednesday September 26, Meat Market Palm Beach will be treating the most discerning diners to an exclusive wine pairing dinner featuring Duckhorn Vineyards.  Priced at $120 (excluding tax and gratuity), this four-course feast will begin with a reception at 7PM followed by a sit down dinner at 7:30PM. Diners will indulge in delicious culinary delights crafted by Executive Chef/Co-Owner Sean Brasel. Each course will be perfectly paired with a carefully selected Duckhorn wine to complement each dish. Full menu as follows:

 

Reception

Achiote Cured Prime New York on Crispy Chip with Boursin Mash & Aioli

Tuna Tartare Spoons with Avocado & Green Chili

Grilled Duck Breast, Crispy Plantain & Mole

Shishito Pepper, Soy Bean Hummus on Wonton Chips

2017 Decoy Rosé, California

 

First Course

Hamachi Tartare “Martini”, Pear Gelée, Lemongrass Dressing, Chives,

Jalapenos, Red Onion and Lemon Zest

2016 Duckhorn Chardonnay, Napa Valley

 

Second Course

Braised Pork Cheeks, Creamy Chocolo, White Wine Beef Jus,

Blistered Tomatoes

2016 Calera Pinot Noir, Central Coast

 

Third Course

Buffalo Tenderloin with Szechuan Pepper Crust, Red Wine Cherry Butter,

Seared Rappini

2015 Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

 

Dessert Course

Baked Brie with Red Wine Plum Marmalade,

Dark Chocolate Goat Cheese Ganache

2015 Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain Washington State

 

Reservations for the Duckhorn Wine Dinner are limited and can be made by calling (561) 900-6001; or email mherndon@meatmarket.net

PB Catch Seafood & Raw Bar and Meat Market Palm Beach team up during two epic chef collaborations

Even for chefs, the kitchen is more fun with friends, and two of Palm Beach’s most celebrated chefs are coming together to host a two-part dinner series at their nearly neighboring restaurants for two nights only. PB CATCH Seafood & Raw Bar’s Chef Aaron Black and Meat Market Palm Beach’s Chef Sean Brasel will take a turn in each other’s kitchen to showcase the best of steaks and seafood with pairings by Stewart Cellars wines.

On Wednesday, July 18th, PB CATCH’s Chef Black will be popping up in Chef Brasel’s kitchen at Meat Market Palm Beach where the duo will be featuring a multi-course menu starting with Lamb Dolmas, Scottish Salmon Tartare and Lobster Sweet Potato Fritters before moving on to Spanish Octopus Ceviche with local vegetables, Charred Hanger Steak Tartare with smoked oyster crème fraiche, Fennel Crusted Striped Bass with littleneck clams, Braised Short Rib and more.  On August 22nd, the chefs will switch it up and Chef Brasel will join Chef Black at PB CATCH where the pair will plan another multi-course menu of creative surf n’ turf twists. Additional details and menu to follow.

July 18th Menu:

Reception “Collaborative” 

Hominy, Peaches, Roasted Poblano, Tasso Ham, Chili Broth

Mini Lamb Dolmas, Nasturtium, Jasmine Rice, Tzatziki

Scottish Salmon Tartare, Black Truffle, Truffle Aioli, Capers, Crunchy Butter Brioche

Lobster Sweet Potato Fritters, Vanilla, Corn, Hazelnut, Orange Zest, Fermented Sweet Miso

NV François Montand Brut Rosé, France

First Course by Meat Market Palm Beach

Spanish Octopus Ceviche, Local Dried Tomatoes, Olives, Capers, Preserved Lemon, Opal Basil, Olive Oil Aji Panca Sorbet

2016 Stewart Cellars Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Second Course by PB Catch

Charred Hanger Steak Tartar, Smoked Oyster Creme Fraiche. Sake Braised Cabbage, Pickled Tarragon. Old Bay Cured Yolk, Crispy Bluepoint

2014 Stewart Cellars Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

Third Course by Meat Market Palm Beach

Fennel Crusted Striped Bass, Littleneck Clam, Chorizo, Heirloom Cherry Tomato, Chipotle, Fava Beans, Wood Grilled Sour Dough

2016 Stewart Cellars Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain

Fourth Course by PB Catch

Braised Short Rib, Sour Cherry Glaze, Green Pepper Salmis, Celery Root, Oyster Mushroom, Israeli Couscous

2014 Stewart Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Dessert by Meat Market Palm Beach

Ricotta Cheesecake, Strawberry Thyme Caramel

2013 La Fleur D’Or Sauternes, France

$150 ++ per person

Or

$95 ++ per person without wine pairing

Reservations are required. To make reservations, call Meat Market at (561) 354-9800 and PB CATCH at (561) 655-5558.

 

The brainchild of Lourdes de Guardiola, Milou’s curated collection is often described as chic, timeless, with an equestrian twist. Daughter of one of Wellington’s pioneer developers, horses became Lourdes’s life at the age of six, ultimately giving way to a successful 15 year career in the show jumping business.

“My husband Michael Morrissey and I have travelled the globe winning championships in the hunters, jumpers and equitation. Michael is a proven international show jumper, having represented team USA on multiple occasions overseas in Europe.  I turned to coaching some of the best junior riders at some of the most elite shows around the world.  A year ago I decided to venture into another passion of mine, fashion.  So I launched MilouPalmBeach.com,  an on-line clothing boutique,” says de Guardiola. The equestrian influence is apparent in the cool, effortless, hip but chic Milou collection.

Lourdes’s success and loyal following prompted her to launch a pop-up this past season at Palm Beach’s International Polo club. “I only see great things for this business, with local and international stores on the horizon.”

Private trunk shows continue during the summer with the next one scheduled during a special Happy Hour co-hosted by Ryan Beckett on June 27th at Meat Market Palm Beach!

Meat Market  will be offering complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Guests are encouraged to stay for dinner as 10% of proceeds will go towards Danny and Ron’s Rescue in Wellington.

 

 

Swimming Pool Series débuts at Bridgehampton Museum July 5-8

Contessa Gallery welcomes Maria Svarbova to their roster of critically acclaimed artists! The 2018 Hasselblad Master of the Art Category, Maria’s distinctive style has gained her prestigious recognition in the art world. Her photography departs from traditional portraiture and focuses on experimentation with space, color, and atmosphere.

Maria was born in 1988 and currently lives in Slovakia, where she was named one of Forbes 30 under 30. Taking an interest in Socialist era architecture and public spaces, Maria transforms each scene with a modern freshness that highlights the depth and range of her creative palette. The human body throughout her oeuvre is more or less a peripheral afterthought, often portrayed as aloof and demure rather than substantive. Carefully composed figures create thematic, dream-like scenes with ordinary objects. Her images hold a silent tension that think at emergent possibilities under the lilt of clean and smooth surfaces. Maria’s unique work continues to garner international acclaim and is setting new precedents in contemporary photography.

Maria Svarbova

Maria Svarbova, Symmetry, 2017

Maria’s largest series to date, In the Swimming Pool, is inspired by her fascination with the geometric beauty of public swimming pools in Slovakia. Her compositions bring a futuristic quality to old, retro spaces. The colours and smooth tones of these photographs create a dream-like atmosphere. The stillness and artificial detachment of the figures relate to the cool, sterile setting and offer the viewer a uniquely pleasurable visual experience.

Contessa Gallery is excited to show photographs from Maria’s In the Swimming Pool Series and will be debuting them at Market Art + Design July 5th – 8th.  Click here to Preview Photographs

For inquiries on Maria’s photographs, please contact Steve Hartman via cell: 216-956-2825 or via email: steve@contessagallery.com

For inquiries on Market Art + Design VIP passes, please contact Katie Butler via email: media@contessagallery.com