Inked in Dubai hosts surreal Salvador Dali dinner until March 18

An image from Salvador Dali's cookbook of 136 recipes, originally published in 1973. The food will be the inspiration for a series of dinners at Inked in Dubai's Al Serkal Avenue. Courtesy Inked
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Few are probably aware that the revered artist Salvador Dali declared at the tender age of six that he desired to become a chef. Years later, his passion for food hadn’t left him and he published a flamboyantly illustrated cookbook of 136 recipes titled Les Diners de Gala. The flight of food fancy, which was originally published in 1973, was reprinted last year by Taschen.

Dali and the cookbook were the inspiration for Dubai-based creative platform Inked to launch the latest of its conceptualized pop-up experiences. On the sidelines of Art Dubai, from March 16-18 forty paying guests per night will be able to enjoy a five-course dinner called Plaisirs Supremes. The meal takes place at Inked’s headquarters in Dubai’s Al Serkal Avenue from 8:30pm onwards and the price is Dh475 per person.

Food on the menu remains a closely guarded secret, with organisers only revealing that there will be recreations from Dali’s cookbook, in addition to new dishes inspired by the painter. Guaranteed, however, will be sweet and savoury offerings corresponding to different chapters of Dali’s tome, including Les Cannibalisme d’automne (The Cannibalism of autumn).

The venue will be decorated with carefully selected sculptural furniture from The ODD Piece in Dubai. Designs from the archives that were inspired by Dali’s paintings include a Leda table, a Vis-à-vis de Gala sofa and Xai stuffed lamb table.

The event is also being held in collaboration with Christian Louboutin who has created surrealist, shoe-related, table centrepieces for the affair.

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