April is shaping up to be a great month at the Art for Food project on Western! Check out everything that’s going on:
Cooking Class: Creating the Pièce de Résistance
The Flavor Intensive Series this month features a selection of dishes that have received the highest raves from our pop-up dinner series.
In “Creating the Pièce de Résistance,” Maxime Bilet–coauthor of Modernist Cuisine–and Andy Nhan will teach you the secrets to creating intense flavor using modern techniques for the home kitchen.
Participants will enjoy a full meal that they will have a hand in helping create, while Maxime and Andy demonstrate methods new to most students.
The Iconic Dinner
Our team will take you on a journey through our interpretations of iconic dishes from the world’s best chefs.This special dinner will feature the nouvelle cuisine of Paul Bocuse, the haute cuisine of Joel Robuchon, unconventional flavors from Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck kitchen, the avant garde cuisine from Ferran Adria, the Nordic vision of Rene Redzepi from Noma, and more. The meal served will be an homage to all of these masters who have shaped food culture as we know it.
A Grand Tea Party
We are throwing a sumptuous tea party with the help of our friends: Chefs Maria Hines (Tilth, Golden Beetle, Agrodolce), Jason Franey (Canlis), and Garrett Melkonian (Mamnoon); Nic Virrey and Brandon Paul Weaver from Matte and Gloss, as well as several performers and artists.
The fête will include five different interactive spaces featuring the history, ceremony, and our modern interpretation of:
~An elegant and whimsical Japanese Tea Ceremony
~The highest British High Tea
~An Indulgent French Salon
~A lavish Middle Eastern Lounge
~The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
April Play Day
April 27, 12-5
This afternoon of engaging culinary activities is free to the public and aimed to engage all age groups. Everyone will be treated on the same level. Visitors are encouraged to donate whatever they wish to help us cover costs, but there is no obligation or pressure.
During the Play Day, The Art for Food space will be filled with 12 different interactive installations that will range from urban agriculture demonstrations, guest chef classes, a variety of tasting stations, cool food experiments, short film/documentary screenings, food-related art workshops, and sensory interplay stations that explore taste, aroma, texture, temperature and sound: a culinary curriculum in
The Play Day events at the storefront are the culmination of our food education outreach to youth and to the greater community. Local chefs, artists, producers and educators will join us in bringing the complete story of our vision to light: empowering through direct experience, which is the most effective vehicle for creating positive and lasting change in our broken food system.