So we know that Art Month is full of delicious and creative menus inspired by art, artistry and the concept of art. But what about those chefs who took it to the next (playful) level and tried to replicate famous paintings right onto our plates?
Here are some fun “edible art” dishes where chefs clearly wanted their dishes recognized… and probably had a good laugh while making them.
Damien Hirst’s Dots @ Jinjuu
‘Damien Hirst’s Dots’ is a dish made exclusively for this year’s Lan Kwai Fong Savouring Arts Week. Seared scallops are presented with ‘dots’ of doenjang (Korean bean-paste) cauliflower puree, and yuja (citrus) beetroot puree. Together served with soy-marinated leek, cauliflower couscous, frisse salad and crispy bacon. Chef Sang adds a vibrant colour palette into his dish to emulate the dots on Damien Hirst’s famous spot paintings.
Sicilian Prawn Carpaccio @ Giando
The chefs at Giando drew inspiration from the abstract works of Italian painter Tancredi Parmeggiani. Exclusive for Art Month, they put together a “Sicilian Prawn Carpaccio” featuring thinly marinated prawns, blood oranges, okra, and paper-thin slices of radish.
Fresh Burrata @ Fish & Meat
Fresh Burrata is exactly what it is. Fresh and creamy Burrata cheese is paired with crispy deep-fried cauliflower fritters (seasoned with vadouvan spice), asparagus, green beans and radish. I suppose it is safe to assume that the asparagus are the replications of the ‘Blue Poles’ in Jackson Pollock’s painting.
Landscape @ Seafood Room
Did the egg come before the chicken? Yes, at least, according to Vladmir Kush’s “Sunrise By The Ocean” that symbolizes the beginning of life with a cracked egg. Seafood Room re-imagines this painting in the form of two scallop shells filled with juicy New-style scallop sashimi and a center ‘yolk’ of Japanese-inspired dressing.
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