WHAT IS FARM TO TABLE(AUX)?
A fundraising event uniting Farm to Table cuisine with the theatrical French concept of Tableaux Vivant.
Farm-to-table chefs rely on traditional farmhouse cooking, with its emphasis on freshness, seasonality, local availability, and simple preparations in an artistic way. Tableaux Vivant, French for living pictures, describes a group of costumed actors or artist’s models, representing scenes from literature, art, history, or everyday life on a stage. They are carefully posed, theatrically lit, and do not move or speak. In Victorian England, Tableaux Vivant was considered a playful pastime, a parlor game to amuse guests and engage them in a deeper appreciation of art.
Tableaux can vary in complexity and size. From theatrical troupes to stylish solos, historical or contemporary, indoors or out.
LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!
Farm to Table(aux) brings together 250-300 community-minded, philanthropic art & food lovers to enjoy a farm-to-table feast of fresh and seasonal dishes prepared by local chefs alongside the imaginative productions and performances of local artists and performers.
During the Cocktail Reception, 4-5 community-based designers or artists each produce a spectacular tableaux on a small stage using local models, actors, friends, or volunteers. Each tableaux will be a unique expression of a single design theme. Guests will judge the tableaux on various criteria and awards will be presented during the seated program.
The local cause takes the stage during the seated program along with the culinary delicacies of local chefs, and you’ll feast on all kinds of other entertainment and performances. Come prepared to take part in raffles, auctions, and awards!