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The unveiling of “Top Chef” Kevin Gillespie

"The Perfect Vintage," by Christopher M.

"The Perfect Vintage," by Christopher M.

Kevin Gillespie inspires our imagination, inspires our palates, inspires aspiring chefs.

Now he has inspired original art.

The finalist on Bravo’s Top Chef has been captured in a series of paintings by Vinings Gallery artist Christopher M.

“I feel honored that someone of the caliber of Christopher finds my work to be capable of inspiring a work of art,” Gillespie told us.

The two host a special dinner this Sunday at Woodfire Grill, where the dining room has stayed packed since Gillespie’s strong showing on the cooking reality show. He told us not long ago that while the restaurant probably could cram in a few extra diners, he prefers to eschew the easy profit to ensure every diner has a magnificent experience.

This Sunday’s event, with limited seating, is your shot at having the star chef feed you himself, then chitchat a bit in between courses. The reception starts at 6:30 p.m., with a four-course dinner to follow.

"Hot Night," by Christopher M.

"Hot Night," by Christopher M.

The event will also serve as the unveiling of Christopher M.’s body of work depicting Gillespie and his team at Woodfire, where he is executive chef.

The artist’s  past works include similar pieces of Chef Kevin Rathbun. This Kevin, given all his tattoos, made an especially colorful  subject.

To make reservations for Sunday’s dinner and art unveiling call Woodfire at 404-347-9055 . It’s $135 per person.

4 comments Add your comment

Jeff

April 7th, 2010
6:51 pm

I am sure Kevin Gillespie is a great chef but I am positive that there are about 2000 restaurants in the Atlanta area that have great chefs also and I would love to see the AJC stop kissing Chef Gillespie’s ass and start showing some of the other talent in the Atlanta area….ummmm how about that….

Top Shelf

April 7th, 2010
8:04 pm

When is the new season of Top Chef?

David

April 7th, 2010
8:33 pm

The new season of “TOP Chef Masters” begins tonight at 11:00. The new season of “TOP Chef” has not yet been announced.

Key

April 7th, 2010
8:55 pm

Stop hating Jeff!! I have personally experienced the goodness of Chef Gillespie and the Woodfire Grill and its worth speaking of and painting portaits for. ummm…how about removing that stick from you know where? how about that…