To celebrate the vibrant colors and delicious food of our trips to Mexico and Italy, we recently hosted our first dinner party at our new home in NYC. Juan constructed a large steel cube that framed the tables. We wrapped it with fluorescent flagging tape, creating colorful walls that vibrated in the wind.
For the meal, we asked everyone to dress in black to contrast the colors of the box. The table was set with the menu: four courses described by four colors. First, yellow. A light ceviche with mango, yellow peppers, and grilled corn. Second, red. Rich chicken with achiote. Third, green. Delicate pasta with parsley pesto. Finally, blue. Crisp meringues with blue borage flowers. After dessert, we asked everyone to help us read Blanco, by Octavio Paz –the poem that inspired the menu.
We were thankful for the weather and the views, but more importantly for the incredibly diverse group of friends that came to the dinner. We danced, drank, took photos, and told stories late into the night. The flagging tape has since fallen down, but the cube remains, ready to frame the next Cooking Architecture dinner.
Many many thanks to everyone who helped make this happen! To Grey for all of the help constructing the cube! To Mac for all the photography and video footage! To Oskar, Laura, Travis, and Ashley for helping us prepare!