I’m writing to invite my fellow Minnesotans to a once in a lifetime opportunity for anyone who loves food.
As previously reported, on Friday, October 9 the Minneapolis Institute of Art is welcoming Ferran Adrià, an innovator widely considered to be one of the world’s top chefs, his protégé and award-winning chef José Andrès, and yours truly for a discussion on creativity and innovation in the kitchen. The talk is in conjunction with the special exhibition, “Notes on Creativity,” on view at Mia September 17–January 3.
The bad news is that the talk has been sold out for weeks. The good news is that we’ve been deluged with requests, and there is a way for you to get in on the experience in an incredibly unique and intimate way.
Mia is hosting a culinary experience celebrating Ferran Adrià and “Notes on Creativity,” Saturday, October 10 at noon. The fundraiser is a 10-course progressive dining experience, with wine and cocktail pairings, from the Twin Cities leading culinary icons. The journey takes place across four distinct venues: starting outdoors in the courtyard alongside The Bachelor Farmer, traveling across the street to Spoon and Stable, then back to The Bachelor Farmer, and finishing down in Marvel Bar. Collectively, guests will transition from one point in the meal to the next by changing locations. At each stop along the way, guests will eat, drink, and enjoy the creativity of one or more chefs or bartenders.
The co-hosting chefs are Paul Berglund (The Bachelor Farmer) and Gavin Kaysen (Spoon and Stable), while Ferran, his protégé and award-winning chef José Andrè, and myself will all be in attendance. Particpiating chefs include Erik Anderson (Brut), Thomas Boemer (Corner Table, Revival), Doug Flicker (Piccolo), Ann Kim (Pizzeria Lola, Hello Pizza), Jamie Malone (Brut), Alex Roberts (Restuarant Alma, Brasa Rotisserie), John Kraus (Patisserie 46), Emily Marks (The Bachelor Farmer), Diane Yang (Spoon and Stable), Robb Jones (Spoon and Stable) and Peder Schweigert (Marvel Bar).
The experience includes a signed copy of Ferran Adrià’s The Family Meal cookbook for home chefs, and a work of ceramic art by Richard Bresnahan, artist-in-residence at the Saint John’s Pottery. Bresnahan’s work is included in the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s collection and will be utilized throughout the meal.
Tickets to this limited-space event are $2,000 per person, with all proceeds supporting the Minneapolis Institute of Art (For reference, when the Drawing Center in New York held their version of this event, the price was $5,000 per person.) While the pricepoint is certainly not for everyone, the value of this incredibly unique experience is huge, and it all benefits Mia.
To reserve your place, please contact Annie Lebedoff at: 612.870.3023 or firstname.lastname@example.org