A Taste of Summer is painted on the side of James Beard award winning Marc Vetri's premier restaurant, Vetri.
Northrup first met Vetri several years ago while working on Pride and Progress across street. Together they conceptualized a lush mural about food as art and as a shared experience, influenced by the time Northrup spent in Perugia, Italy.
Northrup’s idyllic vision matched Vetri’s values as a chef and restaurateur. “His philosophy is that a great food experience is all about the feelings and environment you are in at the time, so we were, in some ways, perfectly in synch,” explains Northrup.
Northrup’s hope is for visitors to “dive into the space and recall their own serendipitous and wonderful outdoor experience with food and friends.”