Media Advisory, “The Art & Soul of Food” with Christopher M.

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Media Advisory, “The Art & Soul of Food” with Christopher M.

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Media Contacts:
Jenny Gilcrest
Director of Public Relations
Exclusive Collections Galleries (EC Galleries)
Phone: 760.415.9310

Pamela Devaney
Regional Director of Public Relations
L’Auberge Del Mar
1540 Camino Del Mar | Del Mar, CA 92014
858.793.6415 |


EC Galleries and KITCHEN 1540 Present “The Art & Soul of Food”
Fine Art & Cuisine Event – February 25, 2010
Painter Christopher M. & Executive Chef Paul McCabe explore a ‘soulful’ palette, featuring a rare combination of original paintings, four-course dinner and wine pairing, based on the Four emotions: Nostalgia, Blue, Amorous and Euphoria

WHAT: Exclusive Collections Galleries (EC Galleries) and L’Auberge Del Mar’s KITCHEN 1540 Restaurant present The Art & Soul of Food, an artistic epicurean event featuring ‘The Painter of Chefs’ Christopher M., and Executive Chef Paul McCabe. This exciting collaboration will offer guests a four-course dinner created by Chef McCabe with special wine pairing and the unveiling of a series of new original paintings by Christopher M. – all inspired by the four emotions: Nostalgia, Blue, Amorous and Euphoria. The Art & Soul of Food is designed to showcase the incredible talents of both Christopher M. and Paul McCabe throughout the evening. A champagne reception will kick off the event, followed by a sit-down dinner and art show. With each dinner course presented by Chef McCabe, Christopher M. will unveil one new original painting. After the fourth course is served, guests will have the opportunity to view a broader collection of new paintings in a designated gallery area, also inspired by Paul McCabe and KITCHEN 1540. All Christopher M. paintings on display will be available for purchase during the event.

WHO: Christopher M., “The Painter of Chefs,” continues to be recognized and acclaimed by art critics and collectors alike for his ability to capture some of today’s most celebrated chefs in their element. He was recently chosen as the official poster artist for Art Expo Las Vegas and was the featured artist for San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival. His appeal has grown in the United States and internationally, due to the unique splendor and vivid imagery of his paintings and the passion he conveys for conveying the culinary arts on canvas.
Educated at the noted Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Christopher M. graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration in 2000. He earned awards and honors from the Academy for his sketchbook, figure painting, landscapes and still life works. He also earned accolades from the San Francisco Society of Illustrators of which he is a member.

Paul McCabe, Executive Chef at L’Auberge Del Mar’s KITCHEN 1540
Chef Paul McCabe has a bit of a split personality in the kitchen; he’s half traditionalist, half raspberry pop-rocks on your foie gras. It’s that mix of the classic and the unexpected that makes a meal in KITCHEN 1540, L’Auberge Del Mar’s signature restaurant, something one simply has to try.
As Executive Chef for the resort and KITCHEN 1540, Chef Paul brings a wealth of experience to the table. An Arizona native, McCabe began his career as an apprentice for Chef Michel Blanchet of L’Ermitage restaurant in Los Angeles and the rest, as they say, is history. He has won a number of awards, both locally and internationally, the most recent of which include the Golden Sceptre & Golden Bacchus awards from the Southern California Restaurant Writers, the Wine Spectator Magazine Award of Excellence and Best Hotel Dining by San Diego City Search. Chef Paul is also a frequent guest chef at the James Beard House in New York.

WHERE: The Art & Soul of Food
KITCHEN 1540 at L’Auberge Del Mar
1540 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014

WHEN: Thursday, February 25, 2010
5:30pm – cocktail reception on Sunset deck
6:00pm – 9:00pm – dinner and art show at KITCHEN 1540
TICKETS: $85.00 per person* / Seating Limited
*includes champagne, wine, 4-course dinner, and special gift

HOW: Reservations are required as event is expected to sell out.
Please call KITCHEN 1540 directly at 858-793-6460


About Exclusive Collections Fine Art Galleries (EC Galleries)
EC Galleries are set apart as ‘San Diego’s finest art galleries’ as the company encompasses a thoughtful and experienced team who provide intelligent guidance to novice and experienced art collectors alike, regarding the joys of collecting art. The company currently provides San Diegans with three retail galleries to view, learn about and be inspired by works of fine art. EC Galleries are located in the historic Gaslamp District (corner of 5th & Market), Fashion Valley Shopping Center (upper level, near Neiman Marcus), and Seaport Village. For more information on the artists, events or galleries, please visit or call 800-599-7111.

About L’Auberge Del Mar
L’Auberge Del Mar is located in the heart of Southern California’s most picturesque coastal village of Del Mar. The historic seaside resort, managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, has set a new standard in Southern California coastal hospitality as a result of its $26 million comprehensive property renovation completed in June 2008. The revitalized L’Auberge is an upgraded resort that is reminiscent of a welcoming, private coastal estate, including a redesign of its 120 guest rooms and suites, lobby, pool deck and more. The property also features the awarding winning restaurant KITCHEN 1540 with James Beard Chef Paul McCabe at the helm. For information or reservations, call (800)245-9757 or (858) 259-1515 or visit