The Art Wall
Charcoal chef portraits on the wall in the dining room
by Central Park portrait artist, Ren
Murray and I found Ren one day while he was working in Central Park. Murray had him do my portrait as a test. We were pleased with the result and decided to commission him for (40) portraits.
He did it.
They are stunning in person.
Himalayan Salt Shard
This bad boy became a six month process- from proposing the idea, to sourcing it all over the world, to finding a rigger, to finishing the rope detail. The giant salt shard is a fragment from a whole strata of salt, organically presented as if hoisted from the mine, and historically tied to its roots in the earth.
The shard represents the essential role
salt plays in one's diet.
Simply stated, it is elemental.
Chef's Cabinet of Curiosities
A cabinet conceived to present the featured Food & Wine "Best New Chefs" personal items, from nostalgia to cutlery.