Where Food and Art Mix

Top chefs and fine art intersect for one scrumptious evening at Art Bites

Top chefs & fine art intersect for one scrumptious night at Art Bites

Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Sway Kabocha Squash Cheese Cake Chef Alexis Chong Artist Maxine Price
Kabocha Squash Cheese Cake from Sway by Chef Alexis Chong, inspired by artist Maxine Price. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Finn & Porter Foie Gras Veloute Oysters and Caviar Chef Peter Maffei Artist Salvador Dali
Foie Gras Veloute/Oysters and Caviar from Finn & Porter, inspired by by Salvador Dali. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Ramen Tatsu-Ya Crispy Noodle Cups Chef Takuya Matsumoto Artist Matt Devine
Crispy Noodles from Ramen Tatsu-Ya, inspired by artist Matt Devine. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Micah Adams Charla Adams
Micah Adams, Charla Adams Photo by Shelley Neuman
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Cathy Cochran-Lewis Cynthia Lew
Cathy Cochran-Lewis, Cynthia Lew Photo by Shelley Neuman
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Justin Sabatini Carin Perilloux
Justin Sabatini, Carin Perilloux Photo by Shelley Neuman
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Katie Mathew Dana Tomlin
Katie Mathew, Dana Tomlin Photo by Shelley Neuman
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Kate Lowery Lisa O'Neill
Kate Lowery, Lisa O'Neill Photo by Shelley Neuman
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Justin Jensen Allison Jensen
Justin Jensen, Allison Jensen Photo by Shelley Neuman
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Katherine Tucker Darlene Fiske
Katherine Tucker, Darlene Fiske Photo by Shelley Neuman
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Samir Patel Phyllis Fletcher Bill Pitts Jose Buitron
Samir Patel, Phyllis Fletcher, Bill Pitts, Jose Buitron Photo by Shelley Neuman
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Old Forester Bold Fashioned
A "Bold Fashioned" made using Old Forester. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Cafe Josie Red Curry Goat Coconut Quinoa Pickled Peppers Chef Brandon Fuller Artist Deborah Bigeleisen
Red Curry Goat, Coconut Quinoa and Pickled Peppers from Cafe Josie, inspired by a piece by artist Deborah Bigeleisen. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Lisa Russell
Lisa Russell thanks Art Bites guests for attending the event. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Plate by Dzintra A Kiss From the Sea Ceviche with Pomegranate Habanera Spice Chef Dzintra Dzenis Artist Ash Almonte
A Kiss from the Sea Ceviche with Pomegranate Habanera Spice from Plate by Dzintra, inspired by artist Ash Almonte. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Swift's Attic Tea Compressed Beets, Parsnip-Vanilla Custard, Sepia Puree Chef Mat Clouser Artist Randall Browning
Tea Compressed Beets, Parsnip-Vanilla Custard and Sepia Puree from Swift's Attic. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin El Naranjo Bruma De Jitomate Y Pepitas De Calabaza Chef Iliana De La Vega Artist Ramon Vilanova
Bruma De Jitomate Y Pepitas De Calabaza from El Naranjo, inspired by artist Ramon Vilanova. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Paul Fischer Joyce Bailey
Paul Fischer, Joyce Bailey Photo by Shelley Neuman
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Plate by Dzintra A Kiss From the Sea Ceviche with Pomegranate Habanera Spice Chef Dzintra Dzenis Artist Ash Almonte
Chef Dzintra Dzenis presents her dish. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Cadillac
Presented by Cadillac, Art Bites benefits Austin Food and Wine Alliance. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Kellie's Baking Co.
Treats from Kellie's Baking Co. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Due Forni Flux Carpaccio Chef Carlos Buscaglia Artist Court Lurie
Flux Carpaccio from Due Forni made by Chef Carlos Buscaglia inspired by a piece by artist Court Lurie. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Sway Kabocha Squash Cheese Cake Chef Alexis Chong Artist Maxine Price
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Finn & Porter Foie Gras Veloute Oysters and Caviar Chef Peter Maffei Artist Salvador Dali
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Ramen Tatsu-Ya Crispy Noodle Cups Chef Takuya Matsumoto Artist Matt Devine
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Micah Adams Charla Adams
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Cathy Cochran-Lewis Cynthia Lew
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Justin Sabatini Carin Perilloux
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Katie Mathew Dana Tomlin
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Kate Lowery Lisa O'Neill
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Justin Jensen Allison Jensen
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Katherine Tucker Darlene Fiske
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Samir Patel Phyllis Fletcher Bill Pitts Jose Buitron
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Old Forester Bold Fashioned
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Cafe Josie Red Curry Goat Coconut Quinoa Pickled Peppers Chef Brandon Fuller Artist Deborah Bigeleisen
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Lisa Russell
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Plate by Dzintra A Kiss From the Sea Ceviche with Pomegranate Habanera Spice Chef Dzintra Dzenis Artist Ash Almonte
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Swift's Attic Tea Compressed Beets, Parsnip-Vanilla Custard, Sepia Puree Chef Mat Clouser Artist Randall Browning
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin El Naranjo Bruma De Jitomate Y Pepitas De Calabaza Chef Iliana De La Vega Artist Ramon Vilanova
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Paul Fischer Joyce Bailey
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Plate by Dzintra A Kiss From the Sea Ceviche with Pomegranate Habanera Spice Chef Dzintra Dzenis Artist Ash Almonte
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Cadillac
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Kellie's Baking Co.
Art Bites Event at the Russell Collection in Austin Due Forni Flux Carpaccio Chef Carlos Buscaglia Artist Court Lurie

When you bring some of the best chefs in Austin together with inspirational works of art, you're in for a scrumptious evening. Such was the case at the Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery on Tuesday evening for CultureMap's second annual Art Bites extravaganza.

Chefs from Cafe Josie, Due Forni, El Naranjo, Finn & Porter, Plate by DzintraRamen Tatsu-Ya, Sway, and Swift's Attic gave guests the opportunity to taste art in the form of bites inspired by the gallery's exquisite collection. Chef Takuya Matsumoto of Ramen Tatsu-Ya created a crispy noodle dish based on work by Matt Devine, while a foie gras veloute with oysters and caviar from Chef Peter Maffei of Finn & Porter was inspired by Salvador Dali.

Attendees sipped sensual Old Forester creations from cocktail artists and enjoyed tunes from DJ Phamstar throughout the night. During the event, lucky guests were surprised by giveaways, including a Zink red lambskin clutch and tickets to La Dolce Vita, Wine & Swine and the Austin Food & Wine Festival.

Guests included Samir Patel, Phyllis Fletcher, Bill Pitts, Jose Buitron, Paul Fischer, Joyce Bailey, Justin Jensen, Allison Jensen, Kate Lowery, Lisa O'Neill, Katie Mathew, Dana Tomlin, Katherine Tucker, Darlene Fiske, Justin Sabatini, Carin Perilloux, Cathy Cochran-Lewis, Cynthia Lew, Micah Adams and Charla Adams.

Though we were sad for the evening to end, to-go bites from Kellie's Baking Co. provided the perfect nightcap for a tasty event. Presented by Cadillac, Art Bites benefits the Austin Food and Wine Alliance.