Local artist Jace Kim was on hand to do a live painting of The Baron Samedi at the launch of this new spiced rum at Calabash Bistro in Vancouver recently. In under 2 hours Jace painted a 7 foot tall work of art, it was an impressive fete.
Bartenders served up a section of the Baron Samedi rum cocktails throughout the event which was accompanied by delicious eats from Chef Cullin and his Calabash Bistro team.
My favourite cocktail was The Baron’s Cane made with muddled fresh lime wedges, cane sugar and the Baron Samedi Spiced Rum, stirred over ice.
Loved the coconut dumplings with spiced rum guava butter; along with the Jamaican chicken skewers and the other dishes.
Jace painted The Baron Samedi who is one of the most notorious Voudou spirits, part of Haitian Vodou culture since the 18th century.
Jace Junggyu Kim is a ambidextrous painter, who studied art at Emily Carr University of Art + Design; today he applies these skills to doing spectacular live paintings as well as commissioned works of art. You can follow him on Instagram @jacethekim
By: Richard Wolak