Audain Artist Dinner Series: Manabu Ikeda + Chef Koji Chiba
This summer, the AAM is thrilled to announce the Audain Artist Dinner Series – an exciting new fine dining experience that seamlessly blends art, culture, and gastronomy. This series invites guests to embark on a sensory journey, combining the culinary expertise of renowned chefs with the captivating Special Exhibitions on display at the Museum.
There will be four fine-dining experiences this summer, making it one of the most highly sought-after experiences of the season. This event is inspired by Japan’s summer festivals and the artwork featured in the AAM’s Special Exhibition, 'Manabu Ikeda: Flowers from the Wreckage'. This all-inclusive dinner includes a signature cocktail reception, a six-course omakase style Japanese menu with wine and sake pairings prepared by Chef Koji Chiba, plus an exclusive tour of the Special Exhibition with the Artist, Manabu Ikeda.
Omakase is a form of Japanese dining where guests leave themselves in the hands of the chef; trusting their artistic ability to create a meal that is elegant, fresh and unlike anything they have tried before.
As an added feature, attendees have the option to select which table they are seated at when purchasing tickets; allowing them the opportunity to dine with the Artist, Manabu Ikeda, the Museum’s Director and Chief Curator, Dr. Curtis Collins, and the AAM’s Gail & Stephen A. Jarislowsky Curator, Kiriko Watanabe. These selections are offered on a first come, first served basis.
This summer's dinner series events will take place on July 7, July 21, August 11, and August 25.