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Oktoberfest Artists Dinner

Originally Posted: September 29, 2008

Sheila Cosgrove Baylis

Montauk - The Montauk Yacht Club put on another successful event as part of their monthly Artist Wine Dinner series, this time to honor artist Michael Knigin and celebrate Oktoberfest.

Landscape painter Joan Kraisky and featured artist Michael Knigin.
Photos by Sheila Cosgrove Baylis

Presented by the Romany Kramoris Gallery, Michael Knigin's latest series is "Abstract Landscapes," a group of conceptual and colorful images. Many of the pieces began as original collages and were scanned into the computer, where Knigin manipulated the energetic colors. Knigin, an East Hampton resident, has work in over 60 corporate collections and museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Smithsonian Institute, and The Library of Congress.

Also rich and vibrant was the food prepared by Chef Jared Potter. The menu included an inventive spinach strudel served over bacon slaw, a delightful Bavarian potato and leek soup with herb spatzle, and a smoked salmon and marinated cucumber salad. The entrée was mustard glazed pork tenderloin with warm German potato salad and braised red cabbage, and for dessert, a German dark chocolate and caramel brownie with black cherry sauce.

Peconic's Raphael Vineyard and Winery Estate paired the wines deliciously. Especially enjoyable were the 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, the 2006 Cabernet Franc, and the 2001 First Label Merlot.

 • The Montauk Yacht Club will continue the Artists Wine Dinner Series with "A Night in France," on Oct. 30. For reservations and information, call 631-668-3100.


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