The Art of Plating 2020 at Copenhagen Imports

Feast your eyes before feasting on the dish.

30jan6:30 pm9:00 pmFeaturedThe Art of Plating 2020Where art and food combine6:30 pm - 9:00 pm AZ Copenhagen Imports

The creative minds of some of Tucson’s craftiest chefs are heading to Copenhagen Imports for the one-of-a-kind Art of Plating from 6:30 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, January 30.

Spread throughout the store, all guests will have the opportunity to check out the beautifully plated dishes, taste samples, listen to live music, and then even enter to win a piece to take home from Copenhagen.

Plate from Ryan Clark and Gina Skelton of PY Steakhouse for the Art of Plating (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Plate from Ryan Clark and Gina Skelton of PY Steakhouse for the Art of Plating (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Once you enter The Art of Plating event you’ll find separate stations for each chef where the actual plating will take place. After you’ve gotten a clear choice of which tasted and looked the best you can vote for your favorite in the People’s Choice Award.

Click here to purchase tickets to The Art of Plating

Perhaps the most valuable takeaway from the event will be seeing how each participating chef chooses to create their artfully plated dishes as you explore their stations around the store. When you feel you’ve tasted the dish that’s really struck your fancy, both tastefully and aesthetically, make sure to submit your vote so that it comes out on top.

Pork tenderloin for the Art of Plating by Moody Elbarasi of the Coronet (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Pork tenderloin for the Art of Plating by Moody Elbarasi of the Coronet (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Aside from the People’s Choice award given by the guests, three professional judges will be selecting their favorites, as well. Guests will have access to view (and of course, taste) what they’re sampling and take photos of the plated dishes, too.

General admission tickets are $55 per person, which includes food samples and beverages, and then a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Community Food Bank.

Feast your eyes on the participating chefs below. What kind of tasteful creations do you think they’re piecing together in their minds right now?

The Art of Plating 2020 Featured Chefs

  • Erika Bostick-Esham, Fonda de la Hermanita
  • Moody Elbarasi, The Coronet
  • Wendy GauthierChef Chic Catering & Events
  • Roderick LeDesmaPY Steakhouse at Casino Del Sol
  • John MartinezTito & Pep
  • Eduardo JaraTavolino
  • Maria MazonBOCA Tacos Y Tequila
  • Kyle Nottingham, Ares Collective
  • Gina Skelton, First We Eat Catering & Confections
  • David SolorzanoPenca Restaurante
  • Dominique Stoller, Doma’s Delights
  • Matt Thompson, Nook

Featured Judges

  • Edie Jarolim, International food and travel writer
  • Michael McDonald, CEO at Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
  • Jeremy Mikolajczak, CEO at Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block

 

The Copenhagen furniture store is located at 3660 E. Fort Lowell Rd. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit eventbrite.com

Matt Sterner is a journalist, novelist, loves films, and would like to think he's a filmmaker. When he's eating, he likes to talk with his mouth full and write about it.

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