As Art Basel Miami caterers, we get to experience a full spectrum of the best of the best modern and contemporary artwork by masters and emerging stars alike. The exhibitions and special events we have the privilege to cater allow us to participate in fully immersive creative experiences. One of the highlights for us was a collaborative exhibition of music and art called 'Blank Canvas'.
Soundcloud and 1800 Tequila hosted one of the hottest parties of Art Week. 'BLANK CANVAS' celebrated how a masterpiece comes to life - guests enjoyed an extraordinary and immersive experience of creativity and craftsmanship as they witnessed some of the hottest talent in music and art - Dave East, MadeinTYO, Snarkitecture and Nick Thomm - came together to transform a blank space into a work of art.
Long considered rock stars of the art world, the design duo "Snarkitecture" set the stage at an old garage space at the corner of 26th Street and 5th Avenue in Wynwood. With their expert fusion of art, architecture and interior design, they designed the space to imitate the intimacy of a recording studio - complete with faux acoustic foam.
The duo also constructed a performance stage that was enveloped in a hyper-pigmented projection installation by Australian visual artist Nick Thomm. His mesmerizing images lit up the stage and space as the star-studded audience watched Snarkiture and Nick Thomm bring their creations to life while hip-hop heavyweights Dave East and Atlanta's MadeinTYO brought the house down with their respective sets. The good vibes continued into the wee hours as Chop goddess DJ Ohso curated timeless mixes and mashups.
BEVERAGE CATERING FOR A PRODUCT ACTIVATION
Eggwhites Catering kept the tequila-based cocktails flowing throughout the evening. We served several tropico-inspired 1800 Tequila cocktails including a specialty cocktail called The Blank Canvas designed especially for this special event - see recipes below!
When you think about Miami caterers, you surely think food AND beverage. But we are happy to accommodate special events that require only food or only beverage. While the 'Blank Canvas' program was strictly beverages and bar snacks, we also fulfilled our client's green room catering needs for their artists.
JUST REFINED ENOUGH
1800 Tequila's slogan "Just refined enough" is their mantra to encourage drinkers to celebrate their personal victories while still remembering and respecting their roots. While this event was purposefully not as elegant as other Art Basel art shows in Wynwood, it was "just refined enough", that is, sophisticated with an edge, to be one of the most popular feel-good events of the night.
1800 TEQUILA SIGNATURE DRINK RECIPE
THE BLANK CANVAS
1.5 oz 1800 Silver Tequila
3/4 oz lemon
1/2 oz honey syrup
7-8 mint leaves
Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Shake hard over ice for 15 seconds. Double strain into a rocks glass and garnish with a lemon twist.