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2/16/2012

Art so good, you can taste it

Posted by Carren Jao Pineda |

I'm a liberal when it comes to the arts. In all honesty, I believe that anything in life can be an art form, even living itself, so it doesn't surprise me that art institutions around Los Angeles are recognizing the connection between the visual and the visceral by pairing the arts with gastronomic delights.

Eyes. Spiceology by Rivera Restaurant.
If you've been reading the LA Weekly blog, then you know that chef John Rivera Sedlar has introduced a secret Pacific Standard Time menu at his restos Playa and Rivera, inspired by works of art exhibited during PST. Developed with the help of artist Ron Cooper, a special three-course menu was prepared only for those in the know *wink, wink* The three-course meal also comes with a special cocktail mix dreamed up by mixologist Julian Cox. Menu will be served until March 31.

What does Spanish spice from Falla have to do with Rossini and Puccini? In the "Westside Connections" staged with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) you'll find out. On three separate Thursdays starting March 1, beloved food writer Jonathan Gold, restauranteur Susan Feniger and food philosopher Michael Ruhlman take the stage to explore the relationship of food and music.

So, does art taste as good as it looks or sounds? You'll have to let me know.


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