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. IMG_5957_2

Palette to Palate founder Chef James Porter IMG_5951_2Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza from Barrio CafeIMG_5964_2Jacob Wright from the Renaissance Hotel with Mia Benzoni
IMG_5966_2 Pavle and Carla Milic of Los Milics wine

IMG_5925_2Jonathan Buford from Arizona Wilderness Brewing CompanyIMG_5975_2 Chris and Marco BiancoIMG_5950_2 Featured artists James Angel and Casebeer with Randy SlackIMG_5935_2 Chef Justin Beckett of Beckett’s Table and Southern Rail
IMG_5944_2Local First/Devour Phoenix’s Kimber Lanning and Chris Bianco
IMG_5945_2Artist Leonardo Bianco and grandson Leonardo Bianco

IMG_5970Chef Douglas Robson from Otro Cafe and Diana Red aka @azfoodie