events at Community Table
Spring at Ct: A guest-curated art exhibition
On view through May 3, 2016
Seasonal cycles define our lives here in the country, and springtime, the start of the growing season, brings fresh flavors to our kitchens. Along with our community of amazing local farms, we have an equally vigorous creative community. It’s Spring at Ct, and guest curator Jessica Jane Russell introduces three regional artists whose work reflects our rural context and Community Table’s commitment to sustainable, locally-produced and seasonal cuisine.
All artworks are for sale; contact Jessica Jane Russell at 860.201.7767 for information.
Amelia de Neergaard finds her materials roaming the woodlands and beaches: twigs, shells, pods and porcupine quills. Her ingenious constructions, made from nature’s ephemera, are mature and nimble, delicate yet durable works.
Peter Kirkiles, a master metalsmith, fabricates larger-than-life replicas of hand tools, toys and other flea market finds. Peter is interested in the disorientation of perception produced by alterations in scale, and the force of monumental object-hood.
Audrey Stone’s delicate, partly-sewn partly-drawn patterns are subtle op-art illusions. Her bright paintings on linen are deceptively simple abstractions, painstaking layered paint colors, whose build up of line, bleeding imperfection, and surface thickness is perceptible only to the most discerning eye.
Executive Chef Marcell Davidsen at North: The Nordic Food Festival
September 28, 2015
Executive Chef Marcell Davidsen will be a guest panelist at North: The Nordic Food Festival, held in New York City at the end of September — Marcell participated in the "Translating the Taste of New Nordic" panel on September 28, 2015.
Translating The Taste of New Nordic
Often the first translators to those that are new to the Nordic movement, the chefs of this culinary panel will discuss how they approach (or not) the Nordic Manifesto even when they are away from the homeland. Can New Nordic cuisine even be replicated outside of its home region? Influential chefs based in New York City, including Fredrik Berselius, Marcell Davidsen, and Mads Refslund, discuss what it takes to run an ambitious kitchen in another country while at the same time introducing diners to Nordic flavors and philosophy with integrity.
Frozen Palm Trees Collective Presents “Three of Hearts”
On view June 23–August 16
Opening reception: Sunday, June 26, 4–6pm
Community Table is hosting Three of Hearts, a new photography exhibition presented by the Frozen Palm Trees collective, from June 23–August 16, 2016. This exhibition references issues related to the environment, community and human connectedness — central themes for this collective, which is an initiative of three artists: Bia Monteiro, Mathew Papa and Verónica Puche. Hailing from diverse backgrounds, these artists reveal affinities and contrasts within their work that allow viewers to imagine and discover their own narratives.
Bia Monteiro (b.1976, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a visual artist working primarily with photography, video and installations. Her work references matters of safety and displacement within domestic spaces and national borders, as well as environmental concerns through the use of architecture and structural materials. biamonteiro.com
Matthew Papa (b.1967, Detroit, MI) is a New York-based artist working primarily in photography. His undergraduate study of philosophy informs his artistic practice and he’s interested in photography’s ability to complicate meaning. Desire and the body are often subjects in his work because our ideas around them are rife with conflict. matthewpapaphoto.com
Verónica Puche (b.1984, Bogotá, Colombia) is a visual artist with a background in industrial design. Puche explores new ways to interact with an image, bringing fragments of her memory and intimate internal dialogs to reality through her work while simultaneously addressing social and historical issues. vpuche.com
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Dinner and Wine Pairing with Luca Corrado of Vietti Wines
Monday, January 16, 2017
Please join us for a special dinner and wine pairing with Luca Corrado, owner and purveyor of Vietti wines, a top family winery located in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy. You’ll taste beautiful wines paired with a custom menu created by Executive Chef Marcell Davidsen, while Mr. Corrado, who oversees Vietti’s extensive vineyard plantings and winemaking, will be on hand to introduce the wines.
The evening is $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity. To make a reservation for this special event (or for more information), please email us or call 860.868.9354.
Availability is very limited.