PARK AVE CAFE, CREATIVE TIME, JANINE ANTONI, EATS COLLABORATION (PHEW!)
Creative Time interns giftpacking the products. Thanks guys!
I was so lucky to have worked with all of these great people... Here is a bit more info on the project along with some links from people who experienced the piece.
JANINE ANTONI'S CULINARY ART EXPERIENCE IN & ON NOW AVAILABLE AT PARK AVENUE SUMMER
The third in a series of artist collaborations with Park Avenue Summer, In & On — a multisensory culinary/art experience by artist Janine Antoni — launched last night. Antoni worked closely with Chef Kevin Lasko and Brooklyn-based organic skin care company Fat and the Moonto explore natural and local ingredients that are not only delicious but also beneficial for the skin and nourishing when absorbed by the body in multiple ways. The project, which was commissioned by Park Avenue and curated by Creative Time Consulting, is the third in a series of artist collaborations with Chef Lasko on the development of new food interventions for the restaurant's menu and guests.
In & On references classic flavors and scents of summertime and focuses on bringing the body's sensory portals into closer relationship through texture, smell, and taste. Fresh, local ingredients, provided by community-owned urban farm program EATS, combine to create a series of three distinct seasonal items on the menu, each accompanied by a handcrafted natural skincare product made from a combination of the same ingredients. Upon ordering one of the In & On dishes, diners are offered a sample of the complementary skincare product to try at the table or take home. By taking part in In & On, diners can explore the interconnection between their bodies and the environment that surrounds them.
The three pairings include: "Siren's Breath," a cocktail of crop cucumber vodka, peach tea, and may chang, with a corresponding facial mist made of lemon balm, peach, may chang essential oil, and black tea; "Scales and Skin," a coffee-cured Hamachi and ginger pickled black plum appetizer, with a corresponding salt sugar scrub made of coconut coffee, coconut oil, brown sugar, and sea salt; and "Sown Within," a Montauk tilefish, lavender mustard broth and artichoke entree, with corresponding lavender soak made of lavender and lemon essential oils, ground mustard seed and sea salt.
Experience In & On at Park Avenue Summer, located at 100 East 63rd Street in Manhattan, through September 4, 2011.
Eco-Chick: In & On: A Culinary Art Experience at Park Avenue Summer
Zagat: Park Avenue Summer Turns Dinner Into A Beauty Treatment