Thursday, September 6, 2012
Style File: Art Dining
It's edible art that's sure to leave you satisfied in more ways than one. It's part culture, part dining at a Miami Beach art gallery with one of South Florida's favorite chefs! We're checking out the art of eating in today's Style File.
WSVN -- In the movies, a museum comes alive at night. Now, so does the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach. But don't worry, nothing scary to see here, just some bubbly, gourmet food and culture!
Jonathan Kurry: "It's a great way to get people introduced to the museum."
Once a month, the museum opens up for a pop-up dinner with Chef Ken Lyon, who recently shuttered his popular design district restaurant Fratelli Lyon. Until Ken finds a new permanent space, he's hanging with the renaissance masters at the Bass!
Chef Ken Lyon: "When we decided to do it in the museum, the question was how can we incorporate what the museum offers, and we made an arrangement that the museum would be open for the first hour or so. That would allow people to come in and see the new works, walk the galleries, then come in for dinner."
Belkys Nerey: "Here at the Bass Museum, the art of course, is always the center attraction. But what makes pop-up dinner different, the art has to share the spotlight with the food."
Ken Lyon: "So we're staying within the seasons. We're staying very, very Italian and we're doing three savory courses and then dessert."
Each month, Lyon's menu totally changes, but it's a great chance for the chef's long-time followers to get some of his signature dishes.
Ken Lyon: "We start with antipasto, then we go with the primi, and it's usually a risotto or pasta course, we're doing a summer pasta of saffron tagliatelle. We're doing it with roasted summer vegetables. Then the second plate, which is the main course, we're doing a roasted and poached salmon from the lake region of Italy."
Amy Litt Rabin: "This is so delicious, I'm savoring it and eating slowly so I can make it last longer.
Belkys Nerey: "Chef's not too shabby huh?"
Belkys Nerey: "How is this different from coming to the museum on a regular evening?
Patrick Pecoraro: "There is food."
Belkys Nerey: "It wasn't a trick question Patrick, really."
Jonathan Kurry: "I was upset when he closed, I'm happy that it's here."
There's nothing stuffy about this night of culture. They keep the vino flowing with each course!
Ray Breslin: "Getting a great five course meal with wine compliment for $65. You can't beat that."
Belkys Nerey: "You can't beat that with a stick."
Belkys Nerey: "This is not your average night?"
Melissa Bruning: "It's not and I love it. I love art and it's inspiring and to come here it's wonderful."
And for those fans who are wondering where Ken Lyon will pop-up permanently?
Ken Lyon: "Hopefully, by the end of the year we'll actually have at least a location for our next venture."
Until then, you'll get to enjoy this artfully-prepared night at the museum!
The next pop-up dinner at the bass is next Thursday, Sept. 13, so get your tickets now!