A delicious benefit

“The Silvermine Palette” is the playful name of this year’s spring benefit for the Silvermine Arts Center.

The “foodie fundraiser” is going to feature a culinary theme, as regional chefs show off their skills in an evening for the 90-year-old New Canaan cultural institution.

I spent some time on a recent afternoon touring the place I’ve been hearing about for so many years – I can’t tell you how many times I would interview a local artist and hear about how he or she has exhibited, trained or taught there – and was amazed at the scope of its offerings. Check out our June “Open Road” issue for the story (and plan to make your own visit).

In the meantime, why not consider attending the special event which will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. June 1 at Clarke Kitchen, at 64 South St. in South Norwalk?

The chefs preparing signature dishes will include Pietro Scotti of Da Pietro’s Restaurant in Westport, Kender Urena of Bistro Bonne Nuit in New Canaan, Elizabeth King of Kings’ Carriage House in Manhattan and Jonathan Mathias of a dash of salt in Norwalk. The event will also include live entertainment with music by Francois Wiss and a silent auction that will feature original artwork, artists’ studio tours, theater tickets and a wealth of travel opportunities.

Tickets are $175. For further details, or to make a reservation, call (203) 966-9700 Ext. 22 or visit silvermineart.org.

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