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Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-581-3500

Tues–Sun  10AM–5PM
Monday       Closed

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Tasting Menu

Satisfy your appetite for art and culture. With our new series Tasting Menu, food-world luminaries serve up connections between art, culture and edible traditions. 
Presenters are passionate gourmands who infuse classic cooking with innovative twists. 

All will illuminate connections between their culinary philosophy and the museum’s collection, exploring ways culture is shared through food, just as it is through art. At the end of each evening, you’ll sample a delectable nibble of the speaker’s specialty.


Feast your eyes on fascinating works of art, and sink your teeth into some tasty food for thought.

Explore past events:

APRIL 14 — Mariko Grady of Aedan Fermented explained the fermentation processes central to Japanese cooking and guides guests to make their own miso. 

May 22 — Danielle Chang, founder of nationwide food festival LUCKYRICE, shared the inside scoop on partnering with top chefs to celebrate Asian cuisine. 

June 23 — Kevin Kiwata and Curtis Lam, the duo behind The Chairman, offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the food truck industry and dish about bao (their signature buns). 

July 21Valerie Luu and Katie Kwan of Rice Paper Scissors discussed their distinctive fusion of Vietnamese street food and Californian sensibilities. 

Photo courtesy Aedan Fermented.



Presenting Sponsor

The Asian Art Museum’s Tasting Menu series is made possible with lead support from Kaiser Permanente. Thursday Nights are supported in part by The Hearst Foundations, Inc., The Joseph & Mercedes McMicking Foundation, Dodge & Cox, and The Morrison & Foerster Foundation.