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.

‘Abalone Acetone Powder’ (1991). Photographed by Alex Hartley © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2012

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.

UG, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, 3755 4868; jinjuu.com 

 

TANCREDI Parmeggiani, Natura morta – Tempo 6,Il Ponte, Milano, All Rights Reserved

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.

9 Star Street Shop 1, G/F Tower 1 Starcrest, Wan Chai, 2511 8912; giandorestaurant.com

 

Blue Poles, 1952 by Jackson Pollock All Rights Reserved

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.

32 Wyndham St, Central, 2565 6788; fishandmeat.hk

 

Sunrise By The Ocean by Vladmir Kush All Rights Reserved

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.

 

26/F, Tower 535, 535 Jaffe Rd, Causeway Bay,  3708 9668; seafoodroom.hk

 

Angela Kwon

‘Abalone Acetone Powder’ (1991). Photographed by Alex Hartley © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2012

TANCREDI Parmeggiani, Natura morta – Tempo 6,Il Ponte, Milano, All Rights Reserved

Blue Poles, 1952 by Jackson Pollock All Rights Reserved

Sunrise By The Ocean by Vladmir Kush All Rights Reserved