Text and images by Robert Sentinery
Devoured’s “Palette to Palate” blends visual and culinary arts by pairing chefs and painters to interpret each other’s work, providing a unique and insightful look into two distinct artforms.
This year’s Palette to Palate was an exclusive VIP evening on the 6th floor balcony of the downtown Renaissance Hotel. The event featured Arizona wines and signature dishes prepared by award-winning chefs, paired with regional artists who were carefully selected to create new works for the event:
-Casebeer paired with Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza of Barrio Cafe.
-Jesse Perry paired with Chef Josh Murray of ICON Lounge at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel.
-Leonardo Bianco paired with Chef Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco.
-James Angel paired with Chef Justin Beckett of Beckett’s Table and Southern Rail.
-Jonathan Buford paired with Chef Stacey Carson of Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company.
Palette to Palate founder Chef James Porter Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza from Barrio CafeJacob Wright from the Renaissance Hotel with Mia Benzoni
Pavle and Carla Milic of Los Milics wine
Jonathan Buford from Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company Chris and Marco Bianco Featured artists James Angel and Casebeer with Randy Slack Chef Justin Beckett of Beckett’s Table and Southern Rail
Local First/Devour Phoenix’s Kimber Lanning and Chris Bianco
Artist Leonardo Bianco and grandson Leonardo Bianco
Chef Douglas Robson from Otro Cafe and Diana Red aka @azfoodie