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On Saturday, January 3rd, the Casual Gourmet was very excited to be a part of another successful Arts Foundation of Cape Cod art opening at the Cotuit Center for the Arts.  Guests, who included both local artists, friends and members of the Arts Foundation, dined on a wonderful ROYGBIV themed menu.  (For those who are unfamiliar with ROYGBIV it is an acronym for Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet).

Orange and green linens adorned the food tables that featured vases of brightly colored hand painted sticks that fit in with the colored artwork hung all around the museum. Upon the food tables sat a Color Palette of Crudite that included Winter White with Buttermilk Peppercorn Dip, Fire Colors with Roasted Red Pepper Dip and Verdant Display with Salsa Verde.  Toasted Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches and Coconut Shrimp sat on warmed pieces of marble and were by far the most popular items of the evening.  Two beautiful and delicious Tortas, one Apricot, Ginger & Lemon and the other a Bleu Cheese & Fig sat on bright blue platters. Filling out the tables were a Selection of Dips served with Multi-Colored Tortilla Chips and a platter of cheese, fruit & nuts.

For those with a sweet tooth, a variety of pastry cream filled tartlets topped with brightly colored fresh fruit sat on white platters on a table covered with a sun yellow linen.

The evening was filled with wonderful food, beautiful artwork and an array of colors that warmed one up on a cold winter evening!