Picture flame jugglers, contortionists, and tight rope walkers keeping guests on their toes. A tent on a Newport mansion’s sprawling oceanfront lawn on a warm August night.
Hosted by Jay Leno and Donald Osborne and sponsored by Louis Vuitton, the Audrain Automobile Museum Summer Gala is an annual fundraiser for the historic Newport museum. The event’s vintage circus theme provided the perfect backdrop for our chefs to test their creative chops and have fun with an inventive menu for the 500 museum supporters, VIP clients, and high end car enthusiasts in attendance. Guests sampled passed appetizers like “Sword Swallowers” (chilled watermelon, ricotta salata, fresh basil and basil syrup served on mini sword picks) and “Clown Noses” (crispy clam cakes dusted with Newport Sea Salt), and sipped on drinks from Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co. Check out a snapshot of this memorable evening, and indulge in Russell Morin’s custom menu below.
The event’s vendors included:
Campo & Company Events (Francesca Campo - Event Planner)
Exquisite Events Details & Décor
Peak Event Services
Jennifer Manville Photography
Studio Choo / Jill Rizzo Florals
La Forge Casino Food Truck – Late Night Snacks
Marianne Bennett Orchestra