The talk was about the artist Liliana Porter who is Argentinian. She is an interesting sort who uses toys and dolls in her art and has a very wry sense of humor. She also interjects some political bias through her use of images of the Argentine flag and images of Che Guevera. Very different, but I learned something new!
Now on to the Tapas workshop. We were fortunate to have a wonderful caterer and former restaurant owner as our chef, along with her equally talented husband. They created a fabulous evening of not only great food, but healthy food. We had little fresh breads made on the grill and topped with roasted veggies. This is a photo off her website of that. There was sweet and juicy apricot chicken kebobs and shrimp kebobs. We had tabouli with the freshest of herbs picked from her garden that morning. There was wine and great conversation...seeing some old friends there and enjoying the lovely summer weather on the flowered terrace at the museum. At right is the historic mansion where we mingled on the terrace and porch. http://newyorktraveler.net/fountain-elms-historic-site-utica/
It was such a fun and relaxing evening.
If you would like to check out our chef for the evening, you can find her at http://susanscookingschool.blogspot.com/