Where to Eat with Botero and Warhol

Next Monday, Cecconi’s chef Andrea Cavaliere is joining with LACMA for a dinner both inspired by and paired with specific works of modern and contemporary art. Museum curators will present pieces by Warhol, Botero, Damien Hirst, Masson, Lundeberg. and SoCal’s own Laddie John Dill, while the chef prepares recipes reflecting their spirit. There will be roasted tomato, pepper, and cucumber soup with focaccia croutons for Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup I: Vegetable, 1968 and blood orange and taggiasca olives with Cavaliere’s impeccable grilled octopus in a riff on Botero’s Oranges. Fortunately, an entire shark or vivisected cow isn’t landing on your plate for Hirst’s edible analogy; his is just a simple “digestive.” We only hope formaldehyde doesn’t fit into that description. Cecconi’s full “Art Tastings” dinner menu is below, with $150 reservations extremely limited at 310-432-2000.

$150 prix fixe
Wines by Du Vin Wine & Spirits
April 12, 2010

Course 1 - Warhol
Roast tomato, roast pepper & cucumber soup, focaccia croutons

Course 2 - Lundeberg
Fanny Bay oysters, cucumber & chili vinegar

Course 3 - Botero
Grilled octopus, blood orange & taggiasca olives

Course 4 - Laddie John Dill
Venison medallions, Oregon morel mushroom sauce

Course 5 - Masson
Orange & polenta cake, passion fruit sorbet

Course 6 - Hirst

Where to Eat with Botero and Warhol