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Cur-ATE: Sri Lanka – Culinary Crossroads

Cur-ATE: Sri Lanka – Culinary Crossroads

Tuesday 4/23 at 6:00pm


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

Sri Lanka is a cultural crossroads, rich in history that reflects many outsiders who visited there, settled there, or invaded. As a result, its cuisine is an eclectic mix of cultures: Indian, Moorish, Portuguese, Dutch, and more. Begin this evening with a private tour of the special exhibition, The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka, led by Maite Gomez-Rejon of ArtBites. Then enjoy a specially prepared dinner planned by Chef Fernando Darin of Ray’s and Stark Bar.

The first accounts of this beautiful island date to Ancient Greek and Roman times. See why Sri Lanka’s lush tropical beauty, precious gems, and rich culture attract millions of visitors to this complex, diverse, and multicultural South Asian hub. ($100 members/$134 with wine-tasting; $110 non-members/$144 with wine-tasting)

First Course: Scallop Pol Sambol (scallops with a traditional Sri Lankan sauce)
Wine Pairing: 2017 Fritz’s, Rheinhessen, Germany

Second Course: Egg Hoppers (rice and coconut crepe with eggs)
Wine Pairing: 2007 Stratus White, Niagra Peninsula, Canada

Entrée: Parippu (curried lentils)
Wine Pairing: Lagaria Pinot Grigio, Veneto, Italy

Dessert: Aluwa (traditional sweet made with sugar, cloves, rice flour, and cashews)
Wine Pairing: Patina Cuvée Sparkling Brut, France


image: Buddha Shakyamuni, Kandy period, 18th century, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by Murray and Virginia Ward, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA