Saturday’s event, called Rathbun’s Watch List was a sold out event! Created by Chefs Kent Rathbun (from Texas) and his brother Kevin Rathbun (from Georgia), Rathbuns’ Watch List was created to introduce food and beverage lovers to Southern chefs and beverage professionals who are making their mark on the Southern culinary industry. Through a partnership with ADAC (Atlanta Decorative Arts Center), the Rathbun brothers expanded the event to also showcase Southern design professionals who designed the spaces for each chef and mixologist.
This is where we come in!! We were honored to be approached by the ADAC team to be one of 10 designers creating beautiful 10’x10′ vignettes that we would share with our chef or mixologist partner.
Our space was in the very front of the event. Oh boy the pressure! I think we stepped up to the plate pretty darn well:)
The inspiration for our space was this Anna French hot pink flocked wallpaper by Thibaut.
In our event space, we were paired with mixologists Eric Bennett from Carrigan’s Public House in AL and Gui Jaroschy from The Broken Shaker in Miami, FL. instead of a chef. Some matches are made in heaven as they say…
(P.S. The incredible original art of the iconic King and Queen buildings in downtown Atlanta set off by hot pink fireworks was painted specifically for this event by our friend and artist Jay Scott.)
I mean don’t you usually have rosebuds in your cocktails?
Every designer participating in this event, was asked to use sources available at ADAC to furnish their spaces. We owe a HUGE thanks to the following showrooms:
Thanks to Amanda Hall, Communications Manager at ADAC and Kevin Rathbun for a great event!!
The food, drinks, designs and the music were a grand success!
I’m still thinking about the most perfect scallop on the planet……
Until our next adventure,
Photo courtesy of Ben Evans for Atlanta Magazine