Bring out your inner foodie and artist with Riverwalk A&E District?s deliciously creative ?Eat Your Art Out? 5 for 5 package! Taking place each Monday evening from Feb. 18?March 18, the unique package includes dining at some of?Downtown Fort Lauderdale?s most popular restaurants, followed by a different? stimulating art class each week at the AutoNation Academy of Art + Design at Riverwalk A&E partner Museum of Art I Fort Lauderdale.
On each of the five Mondays, package guests will indulge in ?artful? 3-course prix fixe menu options at spectacular restaurants along Las Olas and in Downtown Fort Lauderdale from 5-6:30 p.m., then head to the AutoNation Academy of Art + Design for a 7-10 p.m. art class.
The package price for this gastronomic and artistic experience is only $250 per person, or any one of the evenings including dinner and art class can be purchased on its own for $65 per person. The package or individual cost includes the 3-course prix fixe menu options at each of the participating restaurants, class instruction and supplies. Gratuities and beverages are additional and will be charged separately.
The dining and creative adventure will take package guests to the following restaurants and classes:
- Monday, Feb. 18: SoLita Italian Restaurant, Painting Class
Guests will begin their evening at SoLita at 1032 East Las Olas Boulevard, offering a delectable menu of Italian favorites using only the finest hand-picked ingredients and featuring an extraordinary selection of seafood, veal, and pasta entrees. Following the dining experience, a painting class will offer an invigorating exploration of the steps needed to develop an idea into personal expression. The focus will be on perspective, composition, gesture and the representation of form and space.
- Monday, Feb. 25: Indigo Restaurant at Riverside Hotel, Ceramics Class
The evening will commence with dinner at Indigo Restaurant at Riverside Hotel, 620 East Las Olas Boulevard. Indigo?s excellent service matches its impressive menu of deliciously fresh seafood, savory steaks, light bites and much more.? After dinner, guests will get their hands into clay with a ceramics class, during which they will learn techniques needed to facilitate the development of ideas with clay. Each student will throw a vessel on the wheel with ceramist Brett Thomas.
- Monday, March 4: Tarpon Bend, Drawing Class
Tarpon Bend, located at 200 Southwest 2nd Street, will be the fresh and fun start to the evening, serving up American classics highlighted by daily fresh catches and an array of seasonal seafood specials. Then, guests will participate in a drawing class, during which they will explore several mediums, including the use of charcoal and pencil, while learning to create emotional drawings. Students will work from still life set-ups as they consider perspective, proportion, and volumetric rendering of objects.
- Monday, March 11: Grille 401, Printmaking Class
The night will begin at Grille 401, 401 East Las Olas Boulevard, a trendy, comfortable and convenient dining environment with an innovative, freshly made in-house menu featuring delicious fresh and locally-sourced ingredients. Next, students are invited into the Printmaking studio. Demonstrations of various printmaking techniques will be explored using hands-on, step-by-step processes in printmaking, including silk screen, etching, and monoprinting.
- Monday, March 18: YOLO, Digital Arts Class
YOLO, located at 333 East Las Olas Boulevard, will be the first stop of the night. Featuring a well-executed menu and effortless, yet non-intrusive service, YOLO offers many entrees prepared on the wood-burning grill visible through the cozy dining room. To conclude this artistic experience, guests will enjoy an interactive lecture and exploration of the creative process and fundamentals of graphic design and visual communication during a digital arts class in the Academy?s state-of-the-art Mac computer lab. Students will experiment with Photoshop and Illustrator.
This once-a-week for five weeks package is the perfect way to experience great dining and art exploration. For more information, or to book the ?Eat Your Art Out? 5 for 5 package series or one evening, visit www.moafl.org or call (954) 525-5500.