SYNESTHESIA #1....Or Dinner Theatre Your Grandma Would Hate.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Roger Smith Hotel and Roger Smith Arts are pleased to present SYNESTHESIA #1. Taking place on September 28th, it will be the first in a series of elaborately directed dinners centered around a 10 course tasting menu created by Chef de Cuisine, Daniel Mowles, and interspersed with a wild and edgy cocktail of performance art, music, poetry, and dance.
Conceived and directed by the Roger Smith Arts team of Matt Semler and Danika Druttman, the evening is intended to be an all out attack on the senses. "What we want to do is make people choke on their food" says Semler. "Not just because the food itself will be so good, but also because what's going to be going on around them will be so stunning, that they might actually forget to chew."
Mowles, a master of flavor combination, will create his 10 courses drawing from the following culinary concepts:
Green Tea Truffles, Sour Cherry Jam, Tangerine, Curry Aioli, Green Apple Truffle Mignotte, Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Frisée, Scallop Tartar, Aged Cheddar Grits, Summer Peaches and American Caviar.
The performances and art interactions will include the works of poet Richard Jeffrey Newman, performance art collective BabySkinGlove, Colombian/Japanese Butoh Duo LEIMAY, Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd, sound artist Alan Sondheim.
The evening is priced at $75 a head and tickets can be purchased through www.rogersmithlife.com
For press tickets please contact Danika Druttman on 212.339.2092 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SYNESTHESIA #2 will take place on October 27th. Artists and menu will be announced October 3rd.
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Roger Smith Arts
Roger Smith Arts is a multi-disciplinary arts production company providing cultural entertainment as a way to promote dialogue within and between the leading disciplines of the New York and global art worlds. The company's mission is to establish itself as a pre-eminent and sought after cultural institution to the city of New York. Recognizing dialogue as the backbone of any cultural organization, RSA embraces variety as a means to foster the exchange of creative ideas. RSA produces performance art and site specific installation exhibits, jazz and acoustic singer/songwriter concerts, poetry readings, chamber music concerts, and ongoing speaker series, all with leading creative intellectuals of their various fields.