A Place at the Table

Food is inherently sensory. It engages our senses every step of the way—we procure, prepare, salivate, and savor. But more importantly, food is social. Join us at the table as we take you on an exploration of all the senses during this pop-up dinner served up by chef Carrie Eagle.

Featuring a potters collaborative: Maggie Mae Beyeler of Magpie Pottery, Jen DePaolo, Lauren Karle Ceramics, and Betsy Williams. All pieces will be served on and available for purchase at the event. Sound performances by Maryse Lapierre and Aimee Conlee.

Additional Partners: Heidi’s Raspberry Farm, The Liquid MuseOM Liqueurs, Sol Harvest Farms, Milagro Winery, and Zendo Coffee.

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Passed Apps
Cocktail created by Natalie Bovis of The Liquid Muse

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Smoked Beet Bisque
coconut | farm mico greens
house-made cracker

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Apricot Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
yam | sherry  | pickled radish

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Huckleberry Empanadas
vanilla mascarpone whip
Zendo Coffee

Chef Carrie Eagle

Farm & Table welcomed a new executive chef to their team in June 2015: Chef Carrie Eagle.

Chef Carrie comes to us from Colorado, where she relocated from Albuquerque to head up the renowned Dunton Hot Springs Resort. While she was there, Chef Carrie received numerous awards and accolades from her cuisine, including the “It List,” for Travel and Leisure Magazine 2014, Conde Nast Traveler’s Top 40 Resorts in the World for 2014, and Bon Apetit’s #4 Best Food Lover’s Hotel in America for 2012.

Returning to Albuquerque is also a return to her roots; Chef Carrie is also a well-known face in Albuquerque foodie circles. Before moving to Colorado, she made her mark working all over the city for a decade, and opening many city favorites both past and present – Chef Carrie was the creative force behind Desert Fish; Taste, the catering arm of Zinc, Seasons and Savoy; and the beloved JC’s NYPD.

About Heidi’s Raspberry Farm

All of our fruit is selected for its unique flavor, sweetness, texture and color. We are Organic Producers, certified by the New Mexico Department of Agriculture. This means that there are no artificial fertilizers and no pesticides or herbicides used on our fields.  We are pleased to work with a local beekeeper to provide a refuge for healthy hives in the field, and the honeybees pollinate the raspberry blossoms. A flock of native Rio Grande turkeys control the insect population amongst the hedge rows, and provide endless entertainment for us and all of our visitors.  You would be shocked at all the different kinds of noises a turkey makes!

Heidi’s Jam will be featured on the menu!

 

About Sol Harvest
Sol Harvest Farm is an urban farm growing organic vegetables, herbs and flowers in the beautiful North Valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Farmer Ric Murphy follows sustainable growing practices and offers the freshest seasonal produce, year-round. Sol Harvest is proud to be the on-site farm for Farm & Table Restaurant, and sister store La Parada Mercantile, providing fresh produce to the restaurant and an on-site farm stand.

Farmer Ric and his wife Aimee are committed to being stewards of the land and building community around food. More than just a farm, Sol Harvest supports the community in many ways; selling fresh produce at area farmer’s markets, teaching local school groups about how food grows, offering workshops and yoga classes at the farm and providing Farm & Table with produce that travels only 200 feet from field to kitchen!

Eating fresh, seasonal produce is good for your health and buying local is good for the community. Look for Sol Harvest vegetables, herbs, and flowers at the Downtown Grower’s Market, our on-site Sunday Farm Stand and featured at Farm & Table Restaurant!

SHOP local at La Parada Mercantile. DINE local at Farm & Table Restaurant. GROW local with Sol Harvest Farm. Together we are building a community around family, food and a farm. Join us! www.SolHarvestFarm.com

Natalie Bovis
The Liquid Muse and OM Organic Mixology Liqueurs

With 20+ years in the hospitality industry, and founder of The Liquid Muse LLC, Natalie Bovis was named one of four women leading the liquor industry. USA Today hailed her third cocktail book, Edible Cocktails: Garden To Glass, among their “Top Ten Cookbooks” in 2012, Bovis is a spirits consultant and the Co-Founder of OM Organic Mixology Liqueurs whose signature cocktails have been featured from the Playboy Mansion to President Obama’s Green Inaugural Ball. Bovis has trained bartenders, distributor sales teams and consumer, nationwide, and taught mixology seminars at Tales of the Cocktail, Arizona Cocktail Week, Apres Ski Classic, Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, Portland Cocktail Week, Nightclub & Bar Show, and judged cocktail and spirits competitions around the world. She has been a Brand Ambassador and Spokesperson for spirit and wine brands, and has a decade of media appearances under her belt. The Vice President of USBG New Mexico, and founder of New Mexico Cocktails & Culture Festival (June 2- 4, 2017 in Santa Fe) she strives to develop cocktail culture in her home state. See full bio at TheLiquidMuse.com and see festival schedule at NMCocktailCulture.com.

The Liquid Muse Consulting guides food and beverage brands looking to re-launch existing products or create new ones. Natalie co-developed OM Organic Mixology Liqueurs, a line of certified organic liqueurs that is now found at high-end bars and retailers in 7 states – and still expanding! Find OM Liqueurs on cocktail menus at Nobu in New York, the Four Seasons in Las Vegas, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, or the Ritz Carlton in Miami, to name a few. theliquidmuse.com

Jennifer DePaolo
Artist Statement

Jen DePaolo is a ceramic artist and community organizer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her work celebrates identity, connection and survival. Jen believes in the power of hand made pottery and a crowded table to draw us together and call forward the best we have to offer. Food traditions and hand made objects have a long lineage in her family, as they do in many others; her work attempts to honor and continue this lineage.

Jen DePaolo integrates food and pottery in partnership with Edible Magazine and local growers, chefs and other artists through Gathered, a series of pop-up celebrations of food and art. She co-founded the What Becomes Project in collaboration with ceramic artist Jane Gordon and recently received an award from the Fulcrum Fund of 516 Arts and the Andy Warhol Foundation to promote community engagement through the ceramic arts. Learn more about these and other projects by following her on instagram @JenDePaolo or by visiting jenndepaolo.com

Lauren Karle
Artist Statement

My ultimate mission is to facilitate connections between cultures and within communities. Through shared experiences, such as eating a meal together or sipping tea, people can find commonalities amongst their unique backgrounds. I have seen that a small amount of appreciation and awareness can lead to respect and cooperation.

Art both reflects our experiences and shapes them. Ceramic art has always bridged both of these responsibilities of art in society. Art objects are imbued with identity, culture, and environment, reflecting people and place. Utilitarian ceramics are inherently linked to the history of food and beverages, shaping how we interact. Used in special ceremonies, daily rituals, and community events, vessels mediate and define human interaction. I approach the making of my work knowing that it has the potential to be the interface between people and relationships.

My work is inspired by people with whom I have interacted. The work reflects each person – their character, aesthetic, passions, culture, and environment – through my lens. I carefully layer the forms and surfaces with meaning, and through their use they have the ability to influence experiences. Made from earthenware and patterned with slip-transferred designs, each piece is food safe. As my work conveys nourishment to our bodies, I hope that relationships and connections will continue to grow. Art and handicrafts have the potential to unite people, preserve culture, help us understand each other, and safeguard the beauty of history. I hope to touch the lives of as many people as possible through my craft, community, and passion for humanity. www.laurenkarle.com

Betsy Willams
Artist Statement

Calm and simplicity are the hallmarks of my work.  I make bowls, cups and plates – the basics.  The essentials.  If you take notice of these very ‘ordinary’ things, these simple, slightly imperfect, unobtrusive things, you see that it matters that they are handmade, subtle, distinct.  They have the potential to communicate something essential and ineffable about the human spirit, bringing an element of the sublime into the everyday.

I was born and raised in rural Georgia, the youngest of three children. My father had a wholesale tire business, and he gave me the leftover price sheets to draw on.  The backs were blank.  I was always drawing on those price sheets.  We lived in a remote area.  Books were my best friends, and they showed me a bigger world, where I fit in better.  My love of books took me to St. John’s College, the “Great Books School.”  I graduated from St. John’s in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1987. St. John’s is the model for ‘active learning.’ I was shy, and St. John’s was tremendously challenging, but at St. John’s I was deeply influenced by the writings of Dostoevsky.  I went on to study the Russian language for three years following my graduation. After a summer at the University of Leningrad in 1989, I moved to New York City on a whim, where I got a job at a Japanese bank to pay the rent and try something new. I was trained as a money market trader and worked for Gunma Bank for five years.  My co-workers were awesome, and taught me so much about doing one’s best, among other things. www.enbistudio.com

Maggie Mae Beyeler
Artist Statement

I have been making ceramic art since 1987, when I chose to focus my life’s work on making beautiful objects for every day use. From 1990-1993 I studied ceramics formally at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where I received a Masters Degree in ceramic art. Since that time I have migrated from the high country of the Rocky Mountains to the desert outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico. For the past 16 years I have operated Magpie Pottery out of my home studio and taught numerous classes and workshops at colleges and community clay centers in the area.

The focus of my work highlights a continuing interest in the textural/surface possibilities of clay, along with forms and imagery that refer to the natural world. I utilize both slabs and wheel-thrown forms to construct work which I hope is loose, lively, and visually interesting. It has always been important to me to let the clay speak; to allow for it’s fluidity, sensuousness, and spontaneity. In the last 5 years I have investigated the use of laser-toner transferred images to enhance the surface quality of my porcelain tableware  while  engaging  my continual love of  collage. All of my work is made from a white stoneware/porcelain clay body and then electric-fired to a mid-range cone 6 temperature.

Magpie Pottery  can be seen at various art shows and fairs throughout the Southwest and at the bi-annual Contemporary Clay Fair in Santa Fe, as well as  featured in numerous publications including Sunset Magazine, Ceramic Review, and  Lark Publication’s  ever-popular 500 series. www.magpiepottery.com

Aimee Conlee

Aimee embraces sound and music as a pathway to the divine. In 2009, Aimee received her certification in Sound, Voice and Music Healing from the California Institute for Integral Studies (CIIS), led by sound healing pioneer Silvia Nakkach. She joyfully shares this path of remembering and freeing our true voice through performance, ceremony, workshops and everyday life.

Maryse Lapierre

Originally from Québec, Canada, Maryse Lapierre is a French tutor, singer, musician, and sound healer, as well as being half of the award-winning duo Bébé La La, along with Alicia Ultan.  She facilitates regular classes in Whole Toning, her own system of integral practice through breath, voice, and movement.  Maryse loves working with children, and teaches Music Together, a wonderful family music program.  Maryse is always exploring new ways to use music and the voice for healing.

 

About Milagro Vineyards

Milagro Vineyards and Winery create wines in Northern New Mexico from vineyards located in and around the picturesque village of Corrales. Believing that wine is made mostly in the vineyard, Milagro raises all the grapes used to make its wines. Wines are handcrafted in an old world style using time honored techniques including aging in fine French Oak barrels to honor the land/place the grapes come from. The wines are truly “Handcrafted from Vine to Wine”

Milagro has produced wines from vinifera grapes since the vineyards were planted in 1985 and currently produces red & white table wines – Corrales White and Corrales Red – and varietal wines of Chardonnay, Semillon, Riesling, Rose, Zinfandel, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. www.milagrowine.com

About Zendo

We are passionate about two things-coffee and people. We strive to make the perfect cup any way that you like it, while creating a space for the community to come together.  Come see us at 2nd St., between Lead and Coal in downtown Albuquerque. We are open 7 days a week from 7am -6pm.