The Art of the Meal

The Art of the Meal


August 10, 2018

6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Clark Center

SOLD OUT. Join us for a very special dining experience as we explore the interplay between cuisine and art inspired by our summer exhibitions, Women Artists in Paris, 1850–1900 and The Art of Iron: Objects from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen, Normandy. Culinary guru Darra Goldstein and Executive Chef Dan Hardy present a curated meal that explores Europe’s rich and varied gastronomic traditions and the ways in which France inspired chefs and painters alike at a time when Paris was the epicenter of both the art and food worlds.

The evening begins with private after-hours tours of both exhibitions, personally led by curators Esther Bell and Kathleen Morris. Darra Goldstein will then be your gastronomic guide through a six-course dinner that offers an intimate and exclusive experience inspired by the art and artists represented in the exhibitions. Enjoy tastes of Scandinavia, Switzerland, England, America, and Russia, all filtered through the lens of French haute cuisine.

Seating is very limited; please reserve early. Tickets are non-refundable.


Hors d'oeuvres
Bite-sized wild mushroom toasts
Smoked trout with lemon skyr on rye

Summer fruit soup with red wine

Salmon coulibiac

Roast duck with red currant sauce, baby beets, cucumber salad, and rösti

Île flottante

Mini cream puffs with chocolate

Image: Louise Abbéma (French, 1858–1927), Lunch in the Greenhouse (detail), 1877. Oil on canvas, 76 3/8 × 121 1/4 in. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Pau, France, 878.1.1. Courtesy American Federation of Arts