At Rittenhouse Tavern, chef Nicholas Elmi will pair his refined fare with artist Molly Hatch's ceramics for a collaborative event on April 25. (Photos by J. Varney courtesy Rittenhouse Tavern)
Fine art comes to the dinner table on April 25, when artist Molly Hatch and chef Nicholas Elmi will collaborate to serve up an innovative dining experience at elegant Rittenhouse Tavern.
The talents of these two artists are already on display at the Philadelphia Art Alliance — savor Elmi’s artistry nightly in the sophisticated fare of Alliance-housed Rittenhouse Tavern, and see Hatch’s first Alliance exhibition Reverie in the galleries through April 28.
The collaborative dinner, inspired by Hatch’s interest in heirloom china and Chinese influences, will feature Elmi’s take on Asian techniques and ingredients plated upon custom place settings designed and crafted by Hatch’s ceramics students from the Rhode Island School of Design, who are collaborating with Elmi as part of their coursework this semester.
With an eye towards elevating the dinner plate beyond its utilitarian purpose, the event puts the spotlight on Hatch’s fine decorative artworks and Elmi’s elegant plating.
In addition to indulging in Elmi’s delicious and aesthetically pleasing cuisine, dinner guests will also receive their place settings as a gift.
Tickets, $150 per, are now on sale here. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot at the table now.
Studio-to-Table: Dinner and Design by Molly Hatch and Chef Nicholas Elmi
When: April 25, 6 p.m.
Where: Rittenhouse Tavern, Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th Street
Cost: $150 per person
More info: www.philartalliance.org