Zionsville’s CV Art Gallery on South Main Street was the place to be on the evening of May 11th as the gallery hosted an opening of the Pierre Argillet Collection of Salvador Dali prints and lithographies.
According to the gallery, publisher Pierre Argillet was a confidante and lifelong friend of Dali. Pierre’s daughter, Christine considered Dali an uncle. She was the guest of honor at the Zionsville art gallery during the event, where she spoke about the artwork as well as the 50 year friendship between the two men.
Appropriately, Jacquie’s Catering provided the Spanish-themed food for the evening. The menu was artistic, flavorful and colorful, from Dates wrapped with bacon and stuffed with almonds to Iberic chorizo croquettes served with red aioli as hors d’oeuvres… to Fire roasted eggplant salad with red pepper and onion, topped with Labne yogurt with fresh herbs and olive oil.
Dali himself would have enjoyed the amusing choice of bodacious Spanish entrées:
Seared marinated lamb rack with salsa verde; Mediterannean Sea Bass with olives, citrus vierge and tellicherry pepper; or Chicken breast stuffed with brie and wrapped with prosciutto.
Even the vegetables were outrageously over the top:
Multi-colored fingerling potatoes with fresh dill; Jumbo asparagus with European butter; and Vegetarian Portabello mushrooms
Dessert was a Spanish masterpiece created by Jacquie herself, Crema Catalana – a perfect creamy confection for a lovely evening of jaw-dropping art paired with mouth-watering food.