A thoroughly modern marriage of art and cuisine was celebrated at Tinto during Modernism Week with the second annual “Dinner with SHAG.” Artist Josh Agle, better known to most as SHAG, whose artwork captures the essence of Palm Springs living and a modern lifestyle in his vividly-colored and sharply-rendered panels, was the featured guest at a dinner for more than 65 fans and collectors.
Tinto at the Saguaro in Palm Springs, the creation of James Beard Award-winning Iron Chef Jose Garces, under the local direction of Chef Robert Sevaly, was the location for this swanky affair with a five-course dinner inspired by SHAG’s art. Colorful plates of Tinto’s Basque-inspired cuisine were served and each was paired with fine Spanish-styled wines.
At every place setting, guests were treated to a custom menu illustrated by SHAG, and everyone took home the latest limited-edition SHAG print, aptly titled “Self Portrait at Tinto.”
In addition to artist SHAG, guests included photographer and Sinatra family member Amanda Erlinger, Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO Scott White, Palm Springs Animal Shelter’s Bob Bogard, and interior designer Christopher Kennedy.
Photography by David Crotty