Sparkopolis at Anythink Wright Farms: On beyond books, with bells and whistles
Our Anythink wanderings first took us outside, where you could taste beer, bang on a wooden xylophone or pose in a fancy frame. Then we got hungry. And thirsty.
First off, let it be noted that the food was catered by chef Ian Kleinman's Inventing Room, which in itself almost promises gastronomic showmanship of the highest level. Kleinman, famous for his expertise in molecular gastronomy, works with liquid nitrogen, invariably unveiling each new dish in a cloud of hissing mist.
A trip to the bar was worth the wait, as wizardly mixologists shook up their potions. The magical food and drink was offered at stations throughout the library and out on the lawn, as well, where Kleinman, like any great circus performer, personally amazed the crowds at the culminating ice cream bar.
At the tamale bar, everything was fresh and some of the toppings were as local as the chef's own garden.
Latke Love served up potato pancakes, including a treyf version topped with pulled pork and Carolina barbecue sauce. Need we add it was delicious?
Ian Kleinman at work.
Sort of s'mores: Chocolate fudge ice cream, graham crackers, nitrogen-kissed burnt marshmallows and frozen whipped cream flecks.
Local designer Francis Roces of KimonoDragons was there, hard at work sewing up a spontaneous creation using swatches of fabric chosen by partygoers.
While fellow local designer Tricia Hoke, a master of fashion drawing, sketched patrons in their party duds.
Some folks went the extra mile, like this partygoer, who added glow-in-the-dark jewelry to her evening ensemble.
And these gallant pedi-cab dudes ferried folks to and from the parking lot. Thanks, guys!
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