Thomas & Michou invite you to our inaugural fete “Tavolo”. A Quarterly Art Dinner Series Featuring
Tony Vazquez-Figueroa’s Black Surface: The Undoing Process
Thomas Fuchs and Michou Mahtani, the creators of Thomas Fuchs Creative homeware, decided the best way to meet the artist community when they moved to Miami, Fl, was to host quarterly dinner parties. They invited guests into their home to view a featured artist's work, while enjoying a gourmet meal inspired by the artwork's theme. They partnered with renowned gallery owners, Sergio and Luisa Cernuda, of LnS Gallery, who specialize in Miami talent to showcase dinners with international artists.
Using Thomas Fuchs Creative tableware, personal sculptures, food, wine and the artist's work, Fuchs and Mahtani create unforgettable evenings for their guests. In their first dinner, they featured Tony Vazquez-Figueroa, a Venezuelan-born, Miami-based artist (see page 10), who uses crude oil to demonstrate Venezuelan's number one natural resource, which ironically funnels wealth out of the country. Fuchs and Mahtani were inspired for the dinner party to cover the 12-foot-table in live moss, and set the stage with Thomas Fuchs Creative black and wine handblown Murano drinking glasses. The natural world was brought indoors in for an enchanted backdrop for the artwork.
The three course dinner was inspired by the landscape of the country of Venezuela. For an appetizer, there was black truffle and wild mushroom pizza. The main course was a black squid ink risotto, and dessert was blackened chocolate ganache. The wine pairings were Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014. After dinner, guests were treated to a short presentation by the artist, who explained the relevance of using crude oil in his work.
The dinner sat fourteen guests including Sergio and Luisa Cernuda of LnS gallery, featured artist Tony Vazquez-Figueroa, global art blogger Noa Ishaki, renowned interior designer Monia Nishi, Charlotte Taylor from Doyle New York, Gaspar Saldanha from Design Miami, Daniel Campana from Miami Beach Botanical Garden, and master artist Frida Baranek.
The menu for the evening was also inspire by Tony Vazquez-Figueroa’s series Black Surface: The Undoing Process inspired by crude oil