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Cur-ATE: Vegan Japan

Cur-ATE: Vegan Japan

Sunday at 12/8 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm


Enjoy a special evening dedicated to the love of food and art while exploring the museum.

Start  with a tour of the exhibition Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art with Maite Gomez-Rejon. The exhibition celebrates one of the most distinctive aspects of Japanese art: the depiction of animals. Underpinned by Japan’s spiritual heritage of Shintō and Buddhism, the Japanese reverence for nature—and the place of animals within that realm—is expressed in a variety of artworks. Learn about the various roles animals have played in Japanese culture. Then move to Ray’s & Stark Bar to enjoy a vegan meal by executive chef Phillip Martin inspired by the Buddhist ritual of releasing captured animals.

First Course:
Vegetable Yakitori (Winter Squash, King Trumpet, Asparagus, Yuzu Kosho, Sudachi Air, Lime Gel)
Wine Pairing: Domaine de Cala, Rose, 2018, Provence, France

Second Course:
Hand Made Buckwheat Noodles (Shiitake, Scallion, Nori, Yuzu, Sesame, Pickled Shaved Vegetables)
Wine Pairing: Alvear Fino, Pedro Ximenez, Montilla, Spain, N/V

Forbidden Rice Curry (Tofu, Radish, English Peas, Salsify, Bell Peppers, Eggplant, Opal Basil)
Wine Pairing: Xion, Alberino, Spain, 2018

Green Tea Cheesecake (Yuzu Curd, Almond Crust, Blueberry, Raspberry Sorbet)
Wine Pairing: S.A. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr,  Riesling Auslese, Mosel, Germany, 2009


Image credit: Kanō Eitai, Hōjō-e Ritual of Releasing Captured Animals, Birds, and Fish (detail), late Edo period (1615–1868), early 19th century, private collection