"Taste & Listen" Pop Up Dinner - Where Culinary Art Intersects With Performance Art

Calling all Foodies and art lovers: Enjoy an artistic interpretation of a multi-continent inspired cuisine choreographed to live music creating an unforgettable dining experience. On Friday, July 15th local Trails & Vistas artist, Nancy Tieken Lopez, and the Stella Kitchen Team lead by Chef Ben Knox of The Cedar House Sport Hotel will create a Pop Up Dinner exhibition titled "Taste & Listen."

Latin Flavor

​​Taste & Listen will be a new, adventurous, and entertaining musical dinner event, in which Chef Ben Knox of The Cedar House Sport Hotel, Truckee, CA will use unique spices, and fresh ingredients to prepare the  evenings food while being inspired by the music of India, Spain, and Africa. Dinner guests will enjoy a five-course meal with live music from three continents to create a musical dinner experience as art. 

The Stella Pop Up Dinner Series is designed and formatted like a spirited dinner party. Guests are encouraged to walk around the kitchen, joining conversations that are free flowing, robust and even educational. Guests are seated communally and each course is served at the same time with some commentary from the Stella Kitchen team. 

This will be an exceptional event embracing all of the senses, a culinary journey of art and music, we are thrilled to be able to introduce this to the community.

Nancy Lopez, Artist

"This will be an exceptional event embracing all of the senses, a culinary journey of art and music, we are thrilled to be able to introduce this to the community." said, Nancy Lopez artist and volunteer for Trails and Vistas.

Featured live performances include Angelika Healing Music with songs and mantras from India, Flamenco guitar music by Wolf Schaefer, WorldBeat African drumming with Michael DiMartino, with performance painter, Susie Alexander.

WHAT:       Taste & Listen: Where culinary art intersects with performance art
WHEN:       Friday, July 15, 2016, Starting at 6:00 - 9:00pm
WHERE:     The Cedar House Sport Hotel, Truckee, CA
TICKETS:    Tickets available at www.shop.cedarhousesporthotel.com
                     phone: Cedar House Sport Hotel 530.582.5655
                     Adult $110 + tax and service charge​

Dinner Menu Preview:
Welcome with sparkling aperitif with music

• Canapés daal on papadum with creme fraiche, and tomato-cilantro chutney sourdough crostini with hummus, goat cheese, roasted pepper, pickled onion, micro basil, crispy stuffed Spanish olives with chorizo, cured lemon rind, 20yr balsamic grilled watermelon and asparagus salad with feta, marcona almonds, lemon infused EVOO

• First Course (Africa, with Worldbeat musician Michael DiMartino)
shrimp and crab fritter over berbere spiced stew of peanut, black eyed peas, corn, and eggplant, mango-sesame relish

• Second Course (Spain, Flamenco guitar music by Wolf "Lobo" Schaefer)
salad of garlic-saffron roasted tomato, and artichoke hearts over grilled sourdough, with boquerones, manchego cheese, castelvestrano puree

Entree (India, music by Angelika Healing Music) 
chaat masala crusted sous-vide lamb rack, saag paneer, chai demi-glace, cilantro, shaved fresh coconut, pickled golden raisin

• Dessert (music by Wolf Schaefer)
cucumber lemongrass cheesecake, kaffir lime macerated berries, local honey, micro mint, macadamia tulle
*Performance Painting with Susie Alexander!

For more information or to purchase tickets for the world concert series, visit trailsandvistas.org.


Trails & Vistas is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit with Art Hikes, The World Concert: A Peace Project of Truckee Tahoe, Art in Nature school field trips, guided summer hikes, and art and dance workshops. Trails & Vistas mission is to create community by celebrating the arts and nature.

Source: Trails & Vistas

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