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Food as Art: Chez Panisse Poster Exhibit

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Berkeley, California’s Chez Panisse restaurant is a beacon for the slow food movement. Since the 1970s the restaurant has used local, organic produce and meats to create delicious fare, like a warm goat cheese salad and spit-roasted pork with fava beans. Over time, the restaurant’s chef, Alice Waters, has become a spokesperson for sustainable dining, taking up her cause in interviews with Gourmet magazine and at Yale’s dining hall, among other outlets and venues.

This month, a tiny bit of this widely acclaimed restaurant can be found right here in Denver. Until the end of the month, Cherry Creek’s Gallerie Rouge hosts a show of David Lance Goines’ arts-and-crafts-style posters. Goines has been Chez Panisse’s graphic designer since 1972, and among the pieces at Gallerie Rouge are originals of his first and fourth Chez Panisse anniversary posters, as well as an image from the restaurant’s 1977 garlic festival.

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Goines counts French artists Toulouse-Lautrec and Aristide Maillol among his inspirations, and his prints are at once an homage to Chez Panisse and turn-of-the-19th-century French aesthetic.

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