TV Dinner: The Simpsons

May 18, 2019

This year’s TV Dinner experience was inspired by the colorful, comedic, pop-heavy world of the longest running scripted prime time TV series in the US – THE SIMPSONS.

On Saturday, May 18, our guests’ evening began at a re-imagining of the aptly-named Moe’s Bar with specialty cocktails courtesy of Fords Gin, passed appetizers, and an interactive video installation by Fathom Company. From Moe’s, we transitioned to a dining experience that was drawn from 30 years of Simpsons’ food references and the creativity of Chef Mike Thiemann. Best known for his award-winning restaurants, Mother and Empress Tavern, and his work as the Culinary Director to Food Network celebrity chef, Tyler Florence, Thiemann has been a vital part of past TV Dinners from the start. Now in its seventh year, TV Dinner is the product of a collaboration between Thiemann and Verge, bringing together fine dining and interactive art.

Verge events, known for our unique themes and experiences, have been instrumental in inspiring a cultural movement in Sacramento that has brought both local and national attention to artists and creatives in the region. Creative soil, fertile for growth, makes way for the collaborative spirit flourish with visual art, film, music, and food, bringing increased revenue for our city.

Click through to enjoy a peek at one unforgettable evening. Check out our Facebook gallery to view the full album.

Photos courtesy of Scott Duncan for Verge Center for the Arts.

Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors

Denise & Donald Timmons · Helen & Frank Wheeler

Phil & Marilyn Isenberg · Mimi Miller · Fathom Company

Claudia Coleman · Ginny & Phil Cunningham · Gloria Naify · Oak Valley Community Bank · Ravel Rasmussen Properties · David & Patricia Schwartz · Taylor’s Market · SMUD

Baumhofer Custom Homes · Colby Campbell · Gail Counts Miller & Bob Miller · Cecile & Craig Forman · Darrene Hackler · Councilmember Steve Hansen · Bardis & Miry Development LLC · Ali Nadimi & Samantha Minor · Carlin & Jim Naify · Glenn Sorensen & Michelle Christian · Paulette & Chuck Trainor

With support from

CBRE · Durant & Booth · Empress Tavern & Mother · Fords Gin · Lagunitas Brewing Company · Lugg · Topo Chico · West Elm


Paulette Trainor, Committee Chair
Claudia Coleman · Gail Counts Miller · Catherine Ann Miller · Ali Nadimi · Carlin Naify · Gloria Naify · Janis Pattison · Jayne Rasmussen · Phoebe Verkouw