Appetite for Art 2021

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Appetite for Art Presented by Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust

sponsored by Centerlift, Galante and Bivalacqua Law Firm, McEnery Residential, IBERIABANK | First Horizon, Kiefer & Kiefer Attorneys at Law, Ten Nineteen, and the Dan Lucas Memorial Fund


Tuesday, November 16 from 6:00-9:30* pm

Costera | 4938 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70115

featuring a four-course Spanish-style dinner from Costera’s Chef Brian Burns and Reno De Ranieri, along with wine pairings, a patron cocktail party, student performances, and both a live and silent auction.

*6:00-7:00 Patron Party; 7:00-9:30 Dinner


Sponsorships are available!

Levels are available HERE. For more information or questions, please email dana@upturnarts.org.


Dinner Menu*:

1st Course
Citrus and Vermouth Marinated Olives
Blistered Shishito Peppers with Arbequina and Maldon
Griddled Sourdough with Boquerones and Green Olive

2nd Course
Beef Shank and Potato Bombas with Aioli and Pickled Chilies
Gambas Al Ajillo with Oregano, Lemon and Sherry
Charred Romaine with Roasted Vegetables & Buttermilk Dressing

3rd Course
Seared Gulf Fish a La Plancha with Garlic, Capers, Preserved Lemon, and Fresh Herbs
24oz Boneless Ribeye with Charred Spring Onion Salsa Verde
Papas Bravas with Aioli and Piquillo Pepper Puree
Roasted Broccoli with Spring Onion Salsa Verde & Smoked Chilies

Dessert Course
Salted Honey Tart with Buttermilk Ice Cream
Chocolate Terrine with Dulce de Leche and Vanilla Gelato

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Vegan Dinner Menu**

1st Course
Citrus and Vermouth Marinated Olives
Blistered Shishito Peppers with Arbequina and Maldon

2nd Course
Charred Romaine with Fall Vegetables and Citrus Vinaigrette

3rd Course
Mixed Roasted Mushrooms with Fried Garlic Croutons

Dessert Course
Chefs selection to be determined

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*Menu is subject to change based on ingredient availability. Vegan options will be served in addition to the items listed above and must be stated at the time dinner tickets are purchased.

**Vegan Dinner Menu must be specified at the time of ticket purchase and cannot be ordered the day of the event.


Ticket Levels:

  • Single Ticket: $200
    • Four-course dinner with wine pairing for one (1) attendee from 7:00-9:30 pm.
  • Single Patron Ticket: $250
    • Admission for one (1) to Patron Party from 6:00-7:00 pm with a specialty cocktail. Four-course dinner with wine pairing for one (1) attendee from 7:00-9:30 pm.
  • Patron Couple Ticket: $500
    • Admission for two (2) to Patron Party from 6:00-7:00 pm with a specialty cocktail. Four-course dinner with wine pairing from 7:00-9:30 pm.
  • VIP Patron Table: $3,000
    • Admission for ten (10) to Patron Party from 6:00-7:00 pm with a specialty cocktail. Four-course dinner with wine pairing from 7:00-9:30 pm.
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