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The Art of Dining: An American in Paris

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

6 pm EST

Table settings for The Art of Dining: An American in Paris. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

6 pm, Cocktails
7:30 pm, Dinner

Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director Janne Sirén, his wife Sonja, and chairpersons Linda and Bill Maggio, Jr., welcome Albright-Knox Members to celebrate the Art of Dining and experience the exceptional culinary talents of Buffalo’s master chefs. The Art of Dining: An American in Paris is inspired by Humble and Human: An Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., an exhibition of more than forty paintings and sculptures from the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts by artists including Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Guests will enjoy appetizers crafted by Oliver’s Chef Ross Warhol, followed by a sumptuous dinner artistically prepared by Chef Mike Dimmer of Marble + Rye and Chef Mike Andrzejewski of Seabar and Cantina Loco. The night will conclude with a spectacular dessert conceived by Chef Mark Hutchinson of Hutch’s. The evening’s meal will be paired with selections provided by Moët Hennessy USA and Magic Hat Brewing Company.

This annual fundraiser is open to all Albright-Knox Members with limited seating. For tickets or additional information about sponsorships, please contact JoAnne Will-Kaminski at 716.270.8238 or

All proceeds benefit the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Chefs Debbie Romaneo of Hutch's, AJ of Oliver's Restaurant, Mike Dimmer of Marble and Rye, and Mike Andrzejewski of Sea Bar. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Ryan and Lisa Zebro and Joseph and RoseAnn Berardi. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Beth and Ted Marks, Jon and Heather Williams, and Jeffrey Meyer. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Chairpersons Bill and Linda Maggio with Jehan Georges Vibert's The Marvelous Sauce, ca. 1890. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Doug Bean and Elisa Kreiner, Ravi and Angela Desai, and Gil Farkash. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Godin-Spaulding Curator for the Collection Holly Hughes gives a tour of Humble and Human: An Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Jillian Jones, Tina Sabuda, Gia Manley, and Cheryl Swiezy. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Nicole Lin-Hill, Jack and Chris Wash, and Joe Lin-Hill. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

John Gavigan, Bill Maggio, and Jennifer and Alex Gress. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Wine generously provided by Moët Hennessy USA. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Matt Goldman of FIFCO, USA and Magic Hat Brewing Company. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Event Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this evening possible.