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Austin sophisticates enjoy top restaurant treats and fine art at Russell Collection gallery

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Guests at Art Bites enjoyed gourmet bites from some of Austin's top rated restaurants. Photo by Jon Shapley
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McKinzey Crossland, Liz Warfield, Megan Moore Photo by Jon Shapley
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Lauren Zitz, Michael Coleman Photo by Jon Shapley
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Red Snapper Ceviche from Clark's Oyster Bar Photo by Jon Shapley
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Blood Orange and Golden Meximoto Oysters with Jalapeno & Cilantro Mignonette from Clark's Oyster Bar Photo by Jon Shapley
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House Made Pretzel Canapes with Whipped Ricotta, Vin Cotta and Fresh Herbs Photo by Jon Shapley
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Trio of Beets by Finn & Porter Photo by Jon Shapley
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Mini Parfait with Goat Cheese, Lavender, Blueberry and Lemon  Photo by Jon Shapley
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Jessica Fradono, Shaady Ghadessy Photo by Jon Shapley
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Amanda Malmgren, Matt Bacon Photo by Jon Shapley
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Lisa Russell prepares to announce raffle winners, who scored passes to the second weekend of ACL Fest. Photo by Jon Shapley
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The chefs of the night Photo by Jon Shapley
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St. Helena Winery provided wines. Photo by Jon Shapley
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Bar serving 512 Tequila Photo by Jon Shapley
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Paolo Mascio, Dzintra Dzenis Photo by Jon Shapley
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Art lovers, foodies, scenemakers and assorted fun-makers noshed on goodies prepared by some of Austin's top chefs, inspired by some of the world's best artists, at the Art Bites event to benefit Austin Food and Wine Alliance Thursday night.

Event hosts Russell Collection Fine Art, CultureMap Austin and Cadillac paired chefs from Uchi, Trio, The Carillon, Finn & Porter, Goodall's Kitchen & Bar at Hotel Ella, Mettle, Swift's Attic, Hyde Park Bar & Grill, Clark's Oyster Bar and Plate by Dzintra with a painting each, which they used to inspire the treats they served, stationed near their inspirational artwork, at the Russell gallery.

Guests at the sold-out event included McKinzey Crossland, Liz Warfield, Megan MooreLauren Zitz, Michael Coleman, Jessica FradonoShaady Ghadessy, Sharon Davallu, Jessica Del Rio, Amanda Malmgren, Matt Bacon, Naomi West, Cory Higgins, Christina Rupp, Donna Lagow, Emily Fuller, Bill Bellomy, Mairin Heard, Victor Wang, Bob Wuest, Cindy Samok, Marianne Dwight, Ed Cisler, Jerry Windisch, Amy Cox, Donna Clay, Michelle Martinez, Dana Meyer, Rachel Rountree and Cory Rountree.

St. Helena Winery and Tequila 512 provided drinks, and New York’s DJ Gatsby provided the musical accompaniment. Raffles of giveaways donated by Kendra Scott and passes to the Austin City Limits Festival's second weekend capped an evening that held a wealth of lovely food, art and people.

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