Thursday, August 04, 2016

Experimental Gastronomy Makes U.S. Debut on September 25 Featuring Manresa, Benu, and Coi Chefs

Manresa is honored to be part of the U.S. premiere of “Experimental Gastronomy” presented by creative collective Steinbeisser on September 25 at Montalvo Arts Center’s historic villa in Saratoga. David Kinch joins colleagues Corey Lee from Benu and Daniel Patterson from Coi to create an entirely plant-based menu with locally grown organic ingredients. Twelve different artists and designers have also been invited to create the cutlery and tableware. Inspired by nature, their extravagant cutlery and dishes are created out of wood, clay, earth, metal, sand, stone, and porcelain.

Founded by Jouw Wijnsma and Martin Kullik in 2012, Steinbeisser’s “Experimental Gastronomy” initiative is based at the Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy in Amsterdam and is active worldwide. Each event is a unique experience where renowned chefs and international artists come together to realize a one-of-a-kind creative and culinary happening. Food and drinks are always entirely plant-based (vegan). The event showcases contemporary cuisine at the highest level, but also puts design, gastronomy, and nature in an exciting and inspiring context. For tickets, please visit the Montalvo Arts Center website.