Bob Barker Robert Power & James Mackenzie
Michelin-starred head chef James Mackenzie designed a menu especially for the evening, linking all courses to the title of Bob Barker's paintings:-‘‘Perfect Match’’
2013 Salmon three ways – tartar, hot smoked salmon scotch egg, cold smoked salmon with fennel seed grissini and compressed cucumber ‘‘Nice Weather For Ducks’’
2014 Roast duck breast with crispy confit duck pasty, savoy cabbage and ‘‘Chips and Gravy’’
2009 ‘‘We Go Together Like A Wish And A Smile’’
2013 Pistachio and cherry bakewell tart with dark chocolate sorbet ‘‘The Passion’’
2013 A selection of Yorkshire cheese ‘Spread A Little Happiness’
2013 Coffee and treats
It was delicious!
Now many of you will have heard about poor Bob’s ‘falling of a ladder’ accident
so unfortunately he was unable to partake in our planned ‘live sketch’, so
luckily for our fabulous guests we passed the pencils and paper on to them! We
gave our guests 15 minutes to sketch Bob’s famous Umbrella Couple and
asked Bob to judge the top three! Third prize, 2 bottles of The Pipe and Glass
Inn’s new in-house wine, went to Sharon Heron. Second prize, a signed copy of
James Mackenzie's cook book ‘On The Menu’, went to Stacey Garner. The first
prize, gift vouchers for The Pipe and Glass and The Artmarket Gallery, went to
Bill Jubb, with Bob Barker saying he better ‘watch out’ as he has seen his up
and coming competition!
We held an auction of a sketch that Bob Barker kindly donated, raising £650 for the Cancer Unit at our local Castle Hill Hospital.
Sadly the evening couldn't last forever, our carriages were here before we knew it, we left with a return invite to The Pipe and Glass and a keen artist hoping we will have him back at an Artmarket event soon saying; "it was one of the most enjoyable events" he has ever done.
Following the response to the original The Artmarket Gallery is releasing a
small number of highly collectable boutique limited edition giclée prints of
the original ‘Table for Two’, uniquely signed by both Bob Barker and James
Mackenzie. This piece is exclusive to Artmarket and cannot be purchased
anywhere else. This piece is a must for your art collection! For more details
It was an absolute pleasure to spend an evening in such a wonderful venue, with
passionate guests and the talented Mr Barker. A big thank you to James and his
team at The Pipe and Glass, Bob Barker, Ian Whetherby-Blythe from our
publishers, Washington Green. We are so thrilled all our guests had such a
wonderful time - here's to the next one, we hope you can join us!
(from L-R): Helen, Robert, Michelle and Charlotte with James Mackenzie