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Specially for the exhibition ‘Mad About Surrealism’, four of Rotterdam’s top chefs have taken inspiration from Salvador Dalí’s cookbook ‘Les Dîners de Gala’. On 22 March 2017, Erik van Loo, Fred Mustert, Gert Blom and Mario Ridder, who have six Michelin stars between them, will serve an exclusive four-course dinner in the museum’s restaurant, The Paviljoen. This four-course star dinner includes an evening visit to Mad About Surrealism. The first two dates on 22 March and 16 May are almost sold out. But there is good news! There will be a very last evening during which you may taste surrealism, on Tuesday 18 April. Tickets can be ordered now.
The dinner will be preceded by a special evening private view. From 5.30 p.m. Boijmans will open its doors for an exclusive visit to the exhibition ‘Mad About Surrealism’ during which guides will provide an introduction to masterpieces by Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, René Magritte, Joan Miró and many others.
Following the visit to the exhibition, you will take your seat at the dinner table. Each of the four chefs will serve a single course, paired with an appropriate wine. The starter will be prepared by Gert Blom from Restaurant Amarone. Erik van Loo from Parkheuvel will then serve the entremets entitled ‘Heaven and Earth’. Fred Mustert of FRED is responsible for the main course and the dinner will conclude with a surprising dessert created by Mario Ridder from Restaurant Joelia. Since the number of diners is limited to 160, we recommend you reserve your place now. A ticket for this ‘Taste of Surrealism’ costs €199.99 per person and can be booked online. A vegetarian option is also available.
‘Les Dîners de Gala’, Salvador Dalí’s cookbook dedicated to his wife and muse Gala, was originally published in French in 1973. Taschen issued the first English edition in the autumn of 2016. The dishes are designed primarily with the sensual pleasure of eating in mind. Some of the recipes were created by legendary French restaurants such as Lasserre, Maxim’s and Le Train Bleu. Great attention has been given to the visual appeal of the dishes for, as Dalí himself said, ‘a well-presented woodcock has the perfection of a painting by Raphael. ‘Les Dîners de Gala’ (Taschen via Librero), 320 pages, price €49.99, is available in the museum shop.
During the course of the exhibition, Amarone, FRED, Joelia and Parkheuvel will be serving special Surrealist dishes or menus. Also in other restaurants in Rotterdam, such as 'In de keuken van Floris, Bar Restaurant Dertien, Vroesenpaviljoen, NRCcafé you can taste surrealism.