Talk: Cur-ATE—French Connections

6 pm | Tue, January 29, 2019

Enjoy a special evening dedicated to the love of food and art while exploring the museum after hours.

Enjoy a guided tour of the museum's permanent collection of French art, including visitor favorites from the 18th and 19th centuries. Included will be paintings and decorative objects from the elegant Rococo period, art from the time of the French Revolution, and Impressionism. Maite Goméz-Rejón of ArtBites will lead the tour. Trace the culinary history of France through the ages before enjoying a French-inspired feast prepared by Chef Fernando Darin at Ray's and Stark Bar.

Price includes tour, dinner, and parking. The menu is offered prix fixe and subject to change; please refrain from substitutions. Wine and speciality cocktails available at additional cost. Refunds will be granted only if the event is canceled.

First Course: Rouge Escabeche (pickled baby vegetables, mustard seed caviar)
Wine Pairing: 2016 Domaine de Tariquet
Second Course: Ratatouille Tart (roasted market vegetables, parsley pistou)
Wine Pairing: 2018 Beaujolsia Nouveau
Entrée: Pan Roasted Carmen Ranch Ribeye (roasted wild mushrooms, sauce perigueux)
Wine Pairing: 2014 Nicolas Merlot
Dessert: Mille-fuille (vanilla custard, black mountain huckleberries)
Wine Pairing: Anna de Codorniu Dulce

Maite Gomez-Rejón
Founder, ArtBites
Maite Gomez-Rejón has a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Grande Diplome from the French Culinary Institute in New York City. Since 1995 Gomez-Rejón has worked in the education departments of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and LACMA, and has worked as a private chef. In 2007, Gomez-Rejón founded ArtBites—art and culinary history combined with hands-on cooking instruction, which she teaches at museums, universities, and cultural centers across the country. Gomez-Rejón has been a guest on the Today Show, featured in Food & Wine magazine and interviewed on KCRW’s Good Food and NPR’s Splendid Table. She is a contributor to Life & ThymeThe Huffington Post, and other publications.

Fernando Darin
Executive Chef, Ray's & Stark Bar
As the executive chef of Ray’s & Stark Bar, Fernando Darin draws from his early exposure to the many cultures and culinary traditions of his upbringing in Brazil as he aims to craft interesting and inspiring food using the incredible natural bounty of California. A musician since the age of seven, Darin’s cooking style celebrates the likeness between food and music. His career switch from performing arts to culinary arts occurred in 2008, when he decided to move to California to attend the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Los Angeles. While in school, Darin had the opportunity to intern with renowned chefs Eric Greenspan and Michael Voltaggio. Darin comes to Ray’s & Stark Bar after several years as the chef de cuisine at the Hollywood Bowl

LACMA | Smidt Welcome Plaza
$100 LACMA members; $134 LACMA members with wine-tasting
$110 general public; $144 general public with wine-tasting
Note: Wine pairing option includes four wines chosen for each of the four courses. Each wine course is a 3-oz. pour. 
Refunds will be granted only if the event is canceled. For ticketing support, contact
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Image: Paul Cézanne, Still Life with Cherries and Peaches (detail), 1885–87, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Adele R. Levy Fund, Inc., and Mr. and Mrs. Armand S. Deutsch

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