French artist Joana Vasconcelos has taken over Versailles with her weird and strangely wonderful gigantic food-inspired sculptures: an enormous wrought iron tea pot greets visitors in the garden, lacy lobsters face off on a rich velour table reserved for doomed kings and queens, and stilettos made from hundreds of pots and pans dominate the famous Hall of Mirrors. Très chic.
Last weekend in Alberta, Canada the pop-up chef collective, Staff Meal, hosted a moveable dinner party on a city street car. The crew of 5 chefs, who also have restaurant cooking jobs apart from Staff Meal, put together a fun street food-inspired five-course menu for friends and foodies and hired a jazz band to perform during the 2 hour street car cruise. Their next pop-up dinner will be held sometime in August at a sheep farm.
Earlier this week we wrote about a few of our favorite foodie projects on fundraising sites like Kickstarter, and today we’d like to add one more to that list. The L.A.-based supper club, The Viand, has found so much success and joy in running its dinner series, that the crew behind it has written a book all about starting your own underground supper club. An Underground Restaurant: Local Food, Artisan Economics, Creative Political Culture includes a how-to guide for non-professional chefs who wish to expand upon their passion for food and by joining the underground restaurant movement. The book will feature beautiful photos and yummy recipes for future supper club chefs to follow and pass along. To help The Viand complete and publish its book, click here.