Thu, Feb 29|
Milwaukee's only event that brings art, music, food, and cocktails together in one intimate setting.
Time & Location
Feb 29, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Var Gallery, 643 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204, USA
About the Event
Paired is an intimate evening of contemporary art, live music, culinary food, and craft cocktails. Each session is host to a new Milwaukee-based chef and musician. In attendance, Var Gallery also invites our current exhibiting artists— including artists from our sister gallery, Hawthorn Contemporary. Upon arrival our bar is open for pre-dinner beverages (cocktail hour: (6:00 PM-6:30PM). During this time we encourage guests to roam around the gallery as our chef prepares the night’s first course. Dinner will be served from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM. Between courses continue to enjoy beverages from our bar, and get to know one another, including our exhibiting artists. We will close out the night with dessert, accompanied by a cozy live performance from our guest musician.
Our Featured Chef: Caitlin Mahan
Currently working as the head chef at Honeypie Cafe in Bay View, Cait brings a unique menu specialized in diner classics with an elevated French twist. Her focus is to bring in local ingredients to offer a traditional, comforting dining experience. "I'm fortunate that my work experience so far has given me the tools to come up with plates that offer a sense of comfort while using local ingredients. For this event, the menu is inspired by my love for making a meal that makes you feel at home while also offering a traditional French influence."
Menu: (5 Course with Wine Pairing),
Wine Pairing: Malbec
Olive Tapenade Salad
Arugula, mixed olives, parmesan
Creamy potato leek soup
bacon, creme fraiche
salmon, tarragon, fresh baguette
chicken, garlic sausage, cannelli beans, intensity microgreens
homemade vanilla, custard, mint
Our Featured Performer: Garrett Waite
Milwaukee’s maverick guitarist, refracting elements of rock, blues, folk, and world music through the improvisational structures of jazz. Garrett has been a strong presence in the Milwaukee music scene since 2022, adding his versatile playing to original acts such as Match Stick, Craig Baumann & the Story, Mitch Shiner’s Latin Vibes, and Day Tvvo in addition to his own original projects. Garrett graduated with Honors and a Division Achievement Award from Berklee College of Music, which he attended with a scholarship. He was a finalist in the Wilson Center Guitar Competition (Jazz Division, 2018), and won 1st Place in the NATS singing competition (Classical Division, 2015). In 2022 he was an Artist in Residence at the historic Jazz Estate. He is endorsed by Donmoyer Guitars and House Guitars. He was nominated for Best Jazz Combo in the 2023 Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee and is currently in the running for Best Guitarist in the 2024 WAMI awards.
- Ticket type
"Paired" ticket included 6 course meal and one wine pairing. Single SettingPrice$95.00