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Dinner with Monet Hosted by the Columbia Design League at the Columbia Museum of Art March 17

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COLUMBIA, SC - March 17, 2013 - The Columbia Design League celebrates the exhibition Impressionism from Monet to Matisse with a dinner inspired by Claude Monet's table on Sunday, March 17 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Columbia Museum of Art. Rosso Trattoria's Chef Kristian Niemi used Monet's cooking journals to create a four-course menu with wine pairings.

Monet, a great gourmet, was as particular about his foods as he was his painting. The recipes collected in his cooking journals include dishes Monet had encountered in his travels or had come across in restaurants he frequented in Paris as well as recipes from friends, such as Cezanne's "bouillabaisse" and Millet's "petits pains."

The dinner is $80 / $70 CMA members / $60 CDL members.

This event is co-sponsored by Southern Wine and Spirits and Whole Foods.


Cocktail Hour
Assorted Canapes and Sparkling Wine
Bertrand Cremant de Limoux

First Course
Coastal Carolina Fish in Parchment a la Veran
Bertrand Reserve Chardonnay

Second Course
Frisee Salad with Roquefort, Marinated Figs, Lardons and Dijon Vinaigrette
Bertrand Gris Blanc Rose

Main Course
Roast Veal Breast stuffed with Sausage and Swiss Chard, Truffled Mushroom Sauce, Stuffed Onions and Roasted Vegetables
Bertrand Reserve Pinot Noir

Lavender Panna Cotta with Pistachio Cream
Betrand Banyuls

About the CMA   

The Columbia Museum of Art is South Carolina's premier international art museum and houses a world-class collection of European and American art. Founded in 1950, the Museum opened its new building on Main Street in 1998 with 25 galleries. The collection includes masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, porcelain and works by significant furniture and silver makers, as well as American, Asian, and modern and contemporary art. Of particular interest are Sandro Botticelli's Nativity, Claude Monet's The Seine at Giverny, Canaletto's View of the Molo, a Dale Chihuly chandelier and art glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The Museum offers changing exhibitions from renowned museums and educational programs for all ages that include classes, lectures, films and concerts. It is the recipient of a National Art Education Association award for its contributions to arts education and an Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Award for the Arts for outstanding contributions to the arts in South Carolina.