For Immediate Release: The Artist Sustainability Project Presents - The Red Herring

Coming Soon... Drawing attention to recession times the piece is called “The Red Herring: cé nest pas un a restaurant,” inspired by the Magritte painting, “This is not a pipe.” In a time when we are all talking about creating jobs, the work is a performative sculpture activated by the patrons, presented in a five-course restaurant style experience including video and live character actors.

The Red Herring takes us to the dinner table, a place that brings people together; an environment that can encourage some of the best creative solutions. As a visual artist who holds a deep love for food and cooking, I aim to alter the context of the restaurant experience through a visual free verse. By creating an opportunity to collaborate creatively with my community though both food and art I hope to reinvent modes of survival and shift perspectives about the current economic situation.

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$200 Prix Fix Menu Paired With Wine For Two


Venetian-style sweet and sour sardines with raisons, onions, and pine nuts marinated in a vinaigrette over night and served with chewy crusty bread


Thick cut maple smoked bacon wrapped Iranian dates


Mixed greens, baby spinach, pears, fresh berries, walnuts, red wine soaked onion, and sherry vinaigrette garnished with crumbled goat cheese and black sesame seeds


Beef tenderlion braised in red wine, garlic, onions, and a bouquet garni, with pearl onions and mushrooms served on a bed of handmade pasta garnished with fresh herbs


A choux pastry cut in half and filled with vanilla bean ice cream topped with chocolate sauce and pistachios


As always, there will be a personalized art object made exclusively for The Hideaway Patrons.

Hope to see you there!


All funds support Space Invader: An Artist Sustainability Project

The Hideaway pays for rent, utilities, and food costs for the Artist Sustainability Project

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Bitter/Sweet "The Artist at Work"

Life is complex, and made up in many different layers like an onion. If you take a big bite of a raw onion it will bring tears to your eyes, but if you take the time to sweat and sauté the onions in butter and olive oil add some salt, you can bring color and flavor into your life. No matter your circumstance you can live like a king if you know how to be creative in the kitchen.

The Hideaway presented its first event today, Bitter/Sweet “The Artist at Work” I chose to prepare Morg Tanoori and Morg Fessenjan as the main entrée as they are both dishes that many Iranian families prepare for their guests. We had a great night! The dialogue was encouraging, as the patrons got to know each other while enjoying a four-course meal. I got good feedback and a chance to explain how this project works, The Hideaway facilitates The Artist Sustainability Project, it is my hope to build a network of sustainable studios that allow artists a pedestal to stand on. In these recession times, “The Artist at Work” is my effort to reinvent modes of survival; drawing attention to the way we make ends meet, while we pursue our passion.

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