An eye-catching menu has popped up in London's Tate Modern, offering an array of colourful sweet and savoury sharing plates inspired by Andy Warhol.
For the Picasso exhibition, it was Spanish egg tortillas with aioli and French bacon crapiaux with andouillette on the menu. Now, as Tate Modern prepares for its upcoming Andy Warhol exhibition, Tate Eats has presented a sharing, sweet and savoury 'snack' menu inspired by the American artist. It's made up of dishes that Warhol may have ordered, but not necessarily eaten, according to head chef of the museum's Level 9 restaurant, Jon Atashroo, who went all in and conducted extensive research into the artist's life while putting the menu together.
"I was particularly interested in the social pressures Warhol felt when eating out, along with food as a recurring motif in his work and life," said Atashroo. "My menu is based around this whilst incorporating a number of culinary anecdotes I uncovered during my research. It has been fun taking the idea of 1960s/70s American junk food and reimagining them with 2020 ingredients and cooking techniques."
The two-part menu will feature four savoury and four sweet dishes, designed to be shared and ordered by the whole table. Dishes such as the "Tuna Fish Disaster" (inspired by Warhol's painting of the same name) sit alongside the luxurious "Caviar with the Shah", which pays homage to the fancy parties Warhol attended. The sweet side of the menu pays tribute to Warhol's love of cake with "Cornflakes Pannacotta" celebrating his love of the popular breakfast cereal, while "Bringing Home the Bacon" is an imaginative dessert of smoky bacon ice-cream with a creamed tomato soup.
The menu will run until 6 September 2020 at Level 9. Other Tate Eats activities will include sundae making masterclasses and Warhol's favourite Frozen Hot Chocolate will be available throughout Tate Modern cafes. To learn more about the coinciding exhibition, see here.