Recently, the Speed exhibit opened at the Utah Museum of Fine Art and we at Culinary Crafts were honored to cater the opening Gala, which was a DEFINITE highlight for the Salt Lake social scene in 2012! What is the Speed exhibit, you might ask? Well, the UMFA describes it this way: “This special exhibition will explore the art of the automobile, featuring antique and vintage racing cars that exemplify the beauty of vehicles designed for speed. Artistry and engineering come together in these functional yet highly crafted works of art.” So lovers of cars and lovers of art unite to enjoy this special showing of some of the most elite and expensive cars around – but the cars almost took second seat to the beautiful gowns, jewels, and finery that came out for it’s premier gala. So, buckle up, hold tight, and take a look at the opening gala for Speed: The Art of the Performance Automobile!
The event began with a VIP reception complete with Oysters on the Half Shell, Foie Gras, and Caviar! YUM!
The large shrimp & crab bar with a 3D ice sculpture was made in the image of the Duesenberg masterpiece car. How cool is that?
The main event featured festive action stations such as the Smoked Pork Shoulder with Papaya and Tomato Relish station and Basil Chicken with Grilled Rainbow Peppers station.
Guests danced the night away to our flaming desserts, macaroons, and be-dazzled bonbons. What a showstopping night!
A gorgeous Art Deco night full of fabulous food, stellar cars, and a breathtaking venue! And, remember, the Speed exhibit will be at the UMFA until September 16th – and you don’t want to miss it! Happy driving (and dreaming!) everyone!
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Photos by Keith Westerberg