Afternoon with Benjamin Tischer

This past Saturday, Benjamin Tischer of Invisible Exports and his wife Gala Verdugo hosted Victory Club in their charming West Village apartment. As members and friends arrived, they were greeted with a bold and vibrant Scott Treleaven painting-- the centerpiece of their eclectically curated home.

The tablescape included Bodvar of Sweden Rosé and carrot cake that evoked the drawing of Scott Treleaven.

Before the seated meal, Ben showed members and friends around his home--speaking about his journey to New York (from Ohio) and how he ended up in the art world. 

 Mary in front of Walt Cassidy's Attack on the Ascending

Mary in front of Walt Cassidy's Attack on the Ascending

The meal was inspired by seasonal ingredients and pieces of art in Ben's home.

 Menu hand-painted by Chefanie

Menu hand-painted by Chefanie

For the first course, members and friends were presented with a chilled asparagus soup garnished with a quenelle of creme fraiche, roasted asparagus and scallions.

 Chilled asparagus soup

Chilled asparagus soup

For the second course, members and friends were presented with a cornish hen stuffed with cornbread stuffing atop couscous, roasted green beans and leeks. This was meant to reference the stuffed birds around the apartment. 

 Cornbread stuffing stuffed cornish hen

Cornbread stuffing stuffed cornish hen

And finally for dessert, guests indulged in carrot cake. The interior was carrot cake (24 Karat Cake) ispired by Walt Cassidy's wall art. The exterior was inspired by Scott Treleaven's painting.

Thank you to our hosts Ben and Gala and to our members and friends for such a special afternoon!