All that glittered on the table was indeed gold! Yes, you heard it right. Twenty guests were served edible gold-plated menu at the art gallery – Vanities Gallery in Paris.
What better than an art gallery to exhibit gold-plated food! For me cooking is no less than an art. Culinary artists aka the chefs are responsible for skilfully preparing meals that are as pleasing to the palate as to the eye. They are required to have a knowledge of the science of food and an understanding of diet and nutrition. And this Midas-touched dinner was an epitome of culinary art.
The dinner, priced at €40 per person, where dishes were covered with gold sold out within three days. French artist and performer Frederique Lecerf prepared and hosted the dinner to illustrate the transience of her art. It was part of a wider exhibition at the gallery that celebrated extravagance and exuberance. I must mention here that this is not for the first time Lecerf hosted “golden dinners.” She’s been doing it since 2004.
If you’re thinking which all metals are edible, then I must enlighten you that only gold and silver are generally used for ostentatious displays of edible wealth.
The yellow food on the menu was simple: chicken and hard-boiled eggs, vegetable crisps spray-painted with gold, and gold-covered pastries for dessert.
Lecerf said the gold was fair trade and that each sheet cost around €2.50.
The curators of Vanities Gallery – Thierry Tessier and Victoria Zhong had organised the performance. The idea of organising such a unique dinner table was to appreciate the gold market as well as to show the importance of the yellow metal in contemporary art.
I would say if you’ve more money and you’re still hungry for more after that gold dinner, you could always ask your willing chef to throw in a few diamonds next time. They’ll add little crunchiness to your plate.
Source: World News from Euronews