Last night’s event at Leftbank Annex was one-of-a-kind. Local chef celebrities – including Gabriel Rucker from Le Pigeon, Naomi Pomeroy of Beast, Natalie Harkness of Nel Centro and David Anderson of Genoa – each prepared a course. Billy Schumacker of Food in Bloom Catering prepared the hors d’oeuvres and Vibrant Table staffed and styled. Guest sommeliers were Gaironn Poole of Blue Hour and Savanna Ray of Wildwood Restaurant , and our great friend Dianne Hosford of Oregon Brand Management MC’d. A giant thank you to all that took part!
Design elements included a wall of votives, mirrors, white circular leather couches, and rich eggplant-colored blooms. We thoroughly enjoyed working with First Republic Bank’s event planner, Kymberlie Boston-Kiplinger.
We are proud of how it turned out! Here’s a glimpse at before-and-after:
Guest chefs help plate the main course, including Top Chef and James Beard Award nominee Naomi Pomeroy, James Beard Award winner Gabriel Rucker, Chef Billy Schumacker, and Nel Centro manager Darren Hamilton.
Vibrant Table event manager, Clayton Allport, instructs staff before guests arrive: