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Wed, Nov 20


Var Gallery & Studios


Paired: a fusion of food, art, cocktails, and music

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Time & Location

Nov 20, 2019, 6:00 PM

Var Gallery & Studios, 643 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204, USA

About the Event

Schedule: 6PM-7PM | Cocktail Hour 7PM-9PM | Dinner 8:30PM-9:30PM | Performance 9:30PM to 10:30PM | After Dinner Cocktail Hour 

Chef/Menu Description: 

Valerie (Val) Bartram 

Currently a Sou Chef at Odd Duck, and heading to part time positions with Dan dan (Chinese-American) and Fauntleroy(French Bistro) to take a step back and focus on different cooking methods and techniques. 

“This past year I’ve been focusing on New Nordic cuisine. It has definitely been an inspiration. It’s kind of on an upward trend at the moment. I really enjoyed it being referenced as “clean”,  in comparison with how heavy the food can be. So just trying to make really deep flavors light is an interesting challenge. It’s very seasonally driven and about what’s available, which sometimes isn’t much. I like the challenge of turning something very little into something interesting out of almost nothing. This generally comes from the lack of produce in the winter. Most of the time it’s very vegetable driven and is much more challenging to take some vegetables and make them just as fulfilling as let’s say a steak. I like playing around with a lot of sweet and savory, especially with my deserts.”


Performance Description:

Cullah (Milwaukee, WI) is a multi-disciplinary musician and engineer who writes, records, and releases an album every year on April 27th (his birthday) since 2006. Each album reflects the eclectic musical styles that Cullah draws from -- an autobiographical journey of musical expression. His mother was one of seventeen children all classicly trained musicians who performed The Wolff Family Band. His father is a mathematician and computer scientist raised on a Missouri farm, entranced with the Earth and the limits of the cosmos. With the juxtaposition of the two inspirations and tools, Cullah was brought up with the awareness of the balance between the creative and logical aspects of natural law.

Genre-busting Milwaukee singer Cullah is a restless soul, a natural crooner whose tastes lean toward a little bit of everything. His records blend soul, electronic, trip-hop and blues, modernizing classic sounds in the spirit of The Black Keys while drawing from outside influences that group has never touched. The topics of his songs cover a broad spectrum, from building space ships and surviving gas station robberies, to coming together in unity and promoting a never quit mentality. With a heavy focus on love, harmony and self-reflection, Cullah’s music inspires the listener to find their hidden powers within themselves to achieve their dreams.


"With a unique voice, eclectic palate and magnetic presence, Cullah is a standout and his progression as an artist has been manifold — in the studio and out." - RadioMilwaukee “There’s something very special about Cullah that draws people to his music and makes his supporters stick around for the long haul.” - Michele Rosado — Smoky Water Studio "Rhodes-biased soul funk, delicious autotuned vocals, down-tempo-dominated and chiptune-backed rhythms, synthesized psychedelic buzz girders, rolling-crackling electro synths, and even a bit louchè dance beats. - Recent Music Heroes


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