An extraordinary Celebration of British Autum at Kensington Palace

Expressed
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moments

I worked with Maison de fleur on the edible floral centre piece

 

An immersive Adventure in Gotland

I was asked to be a Guest Lecturer on the Critical Exhibition Studies course at the HDK Gothenburg and I happily exepted after learning that we all go ont he Island of Gotland. I was amazed how clever the cutlery was I asked them to design for the main Feast we created. They gathered outside, had a warming Welcome Drink and were lead in blindfolded one by one into the big Entrance Hall of the Exhibition Centre.

Celebrating Design Festival with Bombay Sapphire and Shoreditch House

Cider Martinis and a musical Mud Cake: Kopparberg launch at the Hoxton Hotel

 

AN AEROBANQUET AT THE 24FT SLOW SPEED WINDTUNNEL BUILDING Q121, Farnborough

Sensations, inspired by a visit:

 ‘A really specific, chilling, sensory deprivation.’

Sensory perceptions are totally modified, mainly by the constant reverberation of sound and lack of light. The profound and site specific echo makes it a truly unique experience.

 Total absence of light creates the opportunity of absolute control on the limits of the space through artificial lighting (or absence of it). In obscurity, the eyes need time to start perceiving the limits of the space, creating a subtle sensation of endlessness. Lights turned on an off constantly, blinding and making guests loose referral. Somehow, this sensory ‘capsule’ created a need, or connection to primal sensations. The smell of fresh lemon peel, a slice of perfectly cooked meat, comfort foods and textures.

 The space is so monumental, that the narrative could be sewed almost as a ritual, inducing a religious experience.

 We believe the history of the space is important, and must be included in the food design.

 

MENU

 PRELUDE

 The Gin Cube

Jellified Gin & Tonic with floating cucumber and lemon peel.

 Eat before entering the wind-tunnel, as a preparation to it.

 ONE

 The round mysterious Flavour

Granadilla cocktail with rum and herbs, served with a straw, in the first dark room

 TWO

 The loudest Food in the quietest place on earth

Mr. Trotter’s great British pork Crackling

seasoned with crackling crystals.

 Vegetarian version beetroot and parsnip crisps with crackling crystals.

 Served in bags, after waiters have placed guests against the anechoic foam wall. After this sonic contrast of darkness and in-mouth noises, guests are all welcome to come to the main room, where the table will be waiting for them. All of this happens in a slow, silenced, almost religious procession.

 THREE

Airplane noise and Umami

 Umami enhanced Gazpacho in a round rustic stale hollowed sourdough bread.  Horseradish bits, chilli and lemon zest.

Served with airplane noise.

 Have you ever noticed how many people ask for tomato juice from the drinks trolley on airplanes? Tomato juice is described as earthy and musty at normal pressure under cabin pressure it is described as pleasantly and fruity. Does the umami-rich tomato provide the only taste unaffected by the loud background noise while in flight?

 FOUR

Flying Soldiers

On a round cracker, a small beans vegetable stew, soft and warm. A duck egg yolk in the middle.

Asparagus is hovering mid air.

 Served with the sound of flying ducks.

Eat by breaking the bread and dipping it in the food. The flying asparagus is lowered. Break the yolk with them.

 FIVE

The Dream of Icarus

Duck breast (or foie gras poêlé) with balsamic vinegar 50 years of age sauce.

Served with Phillip Glass Metamorphosis

Charles Michel arrives, with a cutting board.

He uncovers the duck, and slices it, with waiters coming one by one with two plates each. The 3 slices of duck are served on specially crafted clay plate with the imprints of the food served on them like fossils.

 To be eaten with long tribal bamboo sticks adorned with feathers.

 

Honey Comb

 

The purest produce of nature, honey, as it is in the hive. Millions of bee flights are needed to bring together the nectar, still imprisoned in the wax that melted under the fire of Icarus ambition. Human ambition.

 

At the beginning, we hear the sound of a hive …Then, slowly, the sound of airplanes start coming in. It begins with the sound of a Gloster Gauntlet flight noise, the sound of the planes crashing on the Twin Towers.

 SIX

Chocolate and Cocoa

 A dark chocolate mousse, flamed with orange scented alcohol. Crunchy bits of caramel.

“I don’t want to set the world on fire”  Vera Lynn.

The mousse is served on cold metal bowls, then comes the flaming.

Flames are dancing over the mousse, slowly melting it down.

Time and space died yesterday. We already live in the absolute, because we have already created eternal, omnipresent speed…

Filippo Marinetti

 

Farnborough, June 2014

A multisensory journey in 5 bites

3 cocktails I created to go with the multisensory journey into Shoreditch House.

 

Furry Cups

Single Malt with Bramley Apple served in a fur-lined cup

Club Row used to be the only street market in London that sold dogs. Any Sunday morning you could follow your ears. A cacophony of whimpers, yaps, yelps and just plain barking.

Newborn litters of puppies tumbled over each other in children’s cots.

Sonic Martini

Espresso Martini served with a High Frequency to bring out the Sweet Flavour

Scan the QR code and listen while you sip

It started with Music Halls and ends at the Silicon Roundabout

Cinnamon Sour

Served with a nose clip

Sip while wearing the nose clip, release halfway though

Jane Shore, a goldsmith’s daughter and lover of Edward IV dies in “a ditch of loathsome scent.”

Proust’s Chupa Chups

It was such an honour to be invited to be part of Gola – the Art and Science of Taste at the Triennale di Milano.

Jelly G&T and Cognac Capsules

Merry Christmas and see you in 2014!

I will finally be moving into a studio in Cremer Strey so hopefully 2014 will bring all kind of new adventures.

One of the first will be Selfridges’ Festival of Imagination.

PS: Just ordered a whole smoked salmon side unsliced from HANSEN & LYDERSEN! It’s being custom smoked as we speak!

http://hansen-lydersen.com/

 

The Taste of the Living Kitchen 2033

 

Find yourself on the forbidden fruit

Sourced and custom grown by Hewitt’s Hydroponic

Level your mood

Spherification of Kale, Magnesium, and Ascorbate

High Protein Bread rolls baked with organic Insect flour

High Protein Bread rolls baked with organic Insect flour

A whole Crocodile is served Jaw to Tail

Nostalgic Chocolate Pot accompanied by Shostakovich quartet no.8 1st movement and Schubert trio no.2

Cognac Capsules hand thrown into 3D printed molds by Fernando Laposse

Contains 57 calories. Follow the steps below your seat and repeat 8 times to neutralize before consumption