a taste of the extraordinary

| 30 Nov 2016 | 10:53

There are countless events going on in Manhattan each day, but there’s only one that brings art lovers and foodies together for the quintessential New York evening: The Art of Food. Back for its second year Feb. 4, The Art of Food is a tasting event at Sotheby’s that is far from the ordinary. More than 25 of the Upper East Side’s top chefs are each challenged to create a unique dish based on a piece of artwork curated by Sotheby’s.

Celebrity chef and food network star Geoffrey Zakarian is on board to host the event with his wife, Margaret Zakarian. Attendees get the unique opportunity to celebrate alongside this hospitality power couple while enjoying the unlimited food, wine and spirits included in the ticket cost.

“The tasting plates were delicious and it was so amazing to see how creative all the chefs were in creating these dishes that related to the artwork,” said Shannon Kattowski, a 2015 Art of Food attendee. “I was in awe looking at all the pieces on display.”

Last year’s ticket holders enjoyed incredible food and art combinations, such as Atlantic Grill’s Montauk Pearl Oysters inspired by Andy Warhol’s “After the Party,” Freds at Barneys New York’s Rigatoni with Brisket Ragu, based on Picasso’s Tête de Femme, and Le Cirque’s Mini Crème Brûlée, inspired by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s “Jane Avril.”

While the artwork for 2017 has yet to be revealed, the much-anticipated event is sure to impress. Restaurants participating in the upcoming February event include Candle 79, Vaucluse, Paola’s and others. Tickets are available now at www.artoffoodny.com. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to City Harvest.