Image by Flickr user *Leanda
At first glance, a $120+ ticket for a three-course dinner hardly seems like something any good-natured Charlestonian would want to indulge in on a Wednesday night. But this was no ordinary dinner.
The good folks over at Eye Level Art teamed up with Iverson Catering to host one of the better dinners I've had in a long time. All of the fanfare, pomp and circumstance was in celebration of the opening of Kevin Taylor's art installation.
During cocktail hour, catering staff roved around the gallery offering bite-sized treats like eggplant roulade (definitely not my favorite) and taro chips topped with duck confit (if loving them is wrong, I don't want to be right), and made sure not a wine glass was empty.
Dinner consisted of a very fresh and tasty caprese tower/salad, a seared Alaskan salmon that melted like butter, and topped off with a delicious chocolate cake inspired by the artist's grandmother's recipe.
The event was a refreshing step away from ELA's less finer moments (read: The Dark Arts Ball), and showed people that with a little patience and the right planning, the price tag becomes more and more of an afterthought.
Eye Level Art's blog posted a few photos from the evening, check the out here.