Earlier in the week, I shared my love for the concept of having fun with food in “Lunch Like Van Gogh.” While Melbourne is not the closest location to most people, I still think it is one of the coolest concepts I’ve seen in a while. I’ve since been dwelling on the connection between art and dining, and while the plating presentation is always key, art in a restaurant can go much further. In my journal post “Art of Hospitality” I noted hotels as the way of connecting culture to hospitality. The vivacious atmosphere is equally present through the connection of food and art in restaurants, and the value of the feeling of the dining experience is as memorable as the taste of the food.
Some of my favorites are Tico in Washington D.C, where chef Michael Schlow has created a menu that is a bold and colorful as the art on the walls his wife Adrienne painted. They also have a location in Boston, MA that’s not too far from one of my other favorite places, Liquid Art House. Liquid Art House is known as Boston's first gallery-restaurant. Not only does it have the spectacular facade of The Arlington, but the dining room perfectly captures the concept of dining in a space that includes high design and exquisite art.
I recently read an article in Artsy that shares with us that the artist Raphael Lyon does a lot more with his time than creating the sculptures that he’s famously known for. He’s opening a new restaurant on the cusp of Williamsburg appropriately named Lyon. The article quotes him explaining the link to his approach to food and how people talk about European painting before Modernism. “That’s happening in the food world, particularly in New York.”
These are some of my favorites, but I hope you take a look at the lists and take some time to enjoy these experiences for yourself:
Also my friend Cathy Colgan is pleased to announce the next opening event!
Gallery@Pearl July 11 5-7 pm featuring beautiful serene abstracts by the talented Elizabeth Marks.
Ok now GO! "Eat your Art OUT!