August 30, 2011
Dinner Party Invades Lowe Gallery
The invite-only supper club/speakeasy Dinner Party sets up shop in Bill Lowe’s swanky Midtown gallery
- Photos by Dustin Chambers and Tara Lynne Pixley
Gourmet dishes, a cosmopolitan guest list and world-class art collide at Dinner Party’s poshest location to date.
Bill Lowe of Bill Lowe Gallery Atlanta and Los Angeles; founder of the private supper club/speakeasy, the Dinner Party, and soon-to-open Midtown restaurant, The Lawrence, Patrick LaBouff; Dinner Party Executive Chef Shane Devereux, Dinner Party co-founder Darren Carr of Top Flr, The Sound Table and The Lawrence.
Bill Lowe Gallery in Midtown
Members of the invite-only Dinner Party supper club are used to surprise locations for their impromptu feasts—from an airplane hangar hosting two major private jets, to center court at the basketball center at Georgia Tech—but the recent August dinner at Lowe Gallery takes the cake for posh settings. As a jazz trio played, guests enjoyed wine and craft cocktails from Gentlemen of Spirit (aka Fablte Thomas Jun and Eric Simpkins of Dinner Party and The Lawrence), while exploring the modernist gallery filled with Thorton Dial’s large-scale works and fashion photography from Italian Vogue lensman Greg Lotus. The dinner table was also set beneath a sumptuous Dial painting, as guests, including more than one major corporation CEO, feasted on chef Devereaux’s sophisticated menu (we are intrigued by the pork fat shorbread dessert with cherry mousse and cherry gastrique!) and equally lush wine parings, including a Chateauneuf-de-Pape from sommelier John Dirga. Open-flame cooking added a hint of drama and danger to the oh-so-cultured culinary experience.
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Yellow Corn Veloute, Shrimp Salad, Tomato Jelly, Chili Oil
2009 Beaujolais Villages (Gamay), Louis Tête, “Le Pot” ~ France
GA Rabbit Terrine, Pistachio, Smuttynose Grain Mustard, Young Fennel Salad
2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah), St Henri ~ Rhône
Seared Red Trout, Long Beans, Chinese Style Bacon, Soy Reduction
NV Sparkling Rosé (Merlot, Incrocio Manzoni), La Tordera “Cuveé di Gabry” ~ Italy
NY Strip “Barrel” Style, Peanut Potatoes, Skillet Greens, Duxelle Jus
2009 Maranges 1er cru (Chardonnay), Bachelet Monnot, “La Fussiere” ~ Burgundy
Pork Fat Shortbread Cookies, Cherry Mousse, Cherry Gastrique
2006 Quinta da Muradella, “Gorvia Blanco” (Dona Blanco) ~ Monterrei