Leaning into the histories of Italian food and art, Kaye and Matt will be joining forces to bring you an extraordinary Supper Club which takes its inspiration from the 1930’s Futurist Cookbook – La Cucina Futurista -whose eccentric ideas have informed much of contemporary gastronomy.
In March 1931, they opened a controversial restaurant called The Holy Palate which they believed would “remain impressed in the history of the art of cooking, just as the dates of the discovery of America, the storming of the Bastille, the Congress of Vienna or the Treaty of Versailles [were] indelibly fixed in the history of the world.”
Unlike most of Italy the Futurists revoked the use of pasta, considering it to be heavy and inducing lethargy and virility, preferring instead to use foods and concepts that they believed would arouse energy, vigour, and spirit.
What to expect?
Diners can expect a playful, artistic dining experience which draws on the Futurist Cookbook in a series of courses to reinterpret their ‘formulas’ (meals). This multi-sensory experience will begin as guests arrive at Gulp’s doorstep for embarking; climbing the stairs to the dining room where the event will take the diners on a gastronomic journey through a flight of delicious courses.
What will you eat?
The Futurists were pioneers of multisensory eating, their dinners were more than food, combining taste, aroma, texture, sound, poetry and performance to create a ‘beyond the plate’ food experience. Diners will delight in the reworkings of original courses that retain this artistic integrity and intention including sculpted peppers, exploding scents, blindfolded tastings and puddings hidden within puddings.
To book search for The Holy Palate Supper Club at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk
Where: GULP, Unit 9, First Floor, 58 Spencer Street Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. B18 6DS
When: 23 & 24 February 2023, 7.30pm
How much: £50 for an unforgettable edible adventure