Category Archives: August

Culinary Trip through the Americas

Culinary Trip through the Americas

Saturday 8/3 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)

Experience a three course dinner inspired by the current exhibition Grafica America which highlights printmaking and publishing throughout Latin America history. The evening includes a tour of the exhibit by a MOLAA docent, is followed by a presentation on the history of Mexican cookbooks by Maite Gomez-Rejon, and an inspired dinner. ($65 members; $70 non-members)

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Cur-ATE: Contemporary China

Cur-ATE: Contemporary China

Tuesday 8/13 at 6:00pm

LACMA

Start the evening weaving art and culinary history in an after-hours private tour of the exhibition The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China with Maite. The exhibition brings together works from the past four decades with media ranging from the commonplace to the unconventional, the natural to the synthetic, the elemental to the composite: from plastic, water, and wood, to hair, tobacco, and Coca-Cola. Then move to Ray’s to enjoy dinner with a specially designed menu offering a contemporary take on Chinese and Asian fusion cuisine. ($100 members/$134 with wine-tasting; $110 non-members/$144 with wine-tasting)

1st Course
Clams, Crab, Shrimp, Poached Egg Yolk, Crispy Shallot, Ginger, Scallion
Wine Pairing: 2017 Vocal, Gruner Veltliner, Santa Cruz Mountains CA

2nd Course
Clams, Crab, Shrimp, Poached Egg Yolk, Crispy Shallot, Ginger, Scallion
Wine Pairing: 2017 Vocal, Gruner Veltliner, Santa Cruz Mountains CA

Entrée
Braised Koburto Pork, Baby Bok Choy, Shittake, Black Garlic, Pearl Onion
Wine Pairing: 2007 Loring Wine Company Keefer Ranch Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Dessert
Sweet Rice Ice Cream, Almond, Crumbled Crust
Wine Pairing: La Marca Prosecco, Veneto, Italy

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image: Ai Weiwei, Untitled, Divine Proportion (detail), 2006

Becoming America

still-life-with-basket-of-fruit-flowers-and-cornucopia

Becoming America

Saturday 8/17 from 9:00am to 12:30pm

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Join Maite and explore the evolution of American art while viewing pieces from the Huntington’s Fielding Collection, which offers a rare opportunity to explore early American history through objects made for daily use and through images of the everyday people who used them. After visiting the galleries, return to the kitchen to prepare a seasonal meal inspired by historic American cookbooks. ($85 members; $100 non-members)

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image: Still Life with a Basket of Fruit, Flowers and Cornucopia, Joseph Proctor (attributed, active, 1860), 19th century, oil on canvas, Jonathan and Karin Fielding Collection. Photo by Fredrik Nilsen, courtesy of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.