Milwaukee vocalist Robin Pluer performs in Wright’s cocktail lounge as the Taliesin Bookstore is restored for a night into a sunken bar overlooking the Wisconsin River, with artful mixology celebrating flavors of Taliesin. A magnificent dinner prepared by celebrated chef Odessa Piper (founder of L'Etoile) with chef Evan Dannells (executive chef of Madison’s Merchant and Lucille) featuring Taliesin-grown organic produce celebrates Wright’s enduring legacy of harmonizing architecture, art, culture, and the land — which is the essence of the ongoing vision of Taliesin Preservation. Kyle Cherek, host of the Emmy Award-winning “Wisconsin Foodie” series will emcee.
The gala honors the theme of renewal and a bright future rooted in Taliesin’s history and Wisconsin heritage. We honor five individuals who profoundly made a difference in the creation of Taliesin Preservation, and announce their induction into the new Taliesin Preservation Emeritus Board: Effi Casey, Richard Pauls, Frederick P. Stratton, Jr., Sue Ann Thompson and The Honorable Tommy Thompson. We also honor the Wisconsin Department of Tourism for their efforts initiating the Frank Lloyd Wright Trail.
Reception - 6 PM
Entertainment by Vocalist Robin Pluer Evening Attire
Dinner - 7 PM
by Chef Odessa Piper with Evan Dannells