Cur-ATE: Vegan JapanSeptember 7, 2019
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.
Vegetable Yakitori (Winter Squash, King Trumpet, Asparagus, Yuzu Kosho, Sudachi Air, Lime Gel)
Wine Pairing: Domaine de Cala, Rose, 2018, Provence, France
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