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Dinner Parties Recreate Surrealist Paintings As Food [Pics]

Dinner Parties Recreate Surrealist Paintings As Food [Pics]
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The Edible Magritte series features creative dishes inspired by the artist's work.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 7 november 2013

Created by conceptual artist Elaine Tin Nyo and chef Lynn Bound, Edible Magritte is a dinner party series that features creative dishes inspired by the Surrealist painter’s art works.

The series was conceived by Tin Nyo who wondered what would happen if Magritte created his art pieces in the kitchen. She partnered with Bound, a chef in MoMA’s Cafe 2, to create the artistic dishes served in the series. Each dinner party consist of a sit-down meal and a private tour of the Magritte exhibit with a MoMA curator.

The dinner party series coincides with the René Magritte exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the first dinner of the series was held last week. For starters, participants were treated to blue cocktails and pink cheese puffs, a combination inspired by “Pink Bells, Tattered Skies.” They were also served prosciutto with a black olive, a nod to “The Portrait,” and a pasta dish with an egg. Dessert consisted of a version of a classic French dessert with blue dye and white meringue clouds, and a chocolate bird filled with raspberries and syrup–a representation of “Young Girl Eating a Bird.”

Reservations for the second dinner open on November 14th. Tickets are $100 for members and $150 for non-members.

MoMA

Sources: MoMA, The Wall Street Journal, Gothamist

Images: Gothamist

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