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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.

Explore past events:
2017 Season:

Tasting Menu: Chinese Medicine and Healing Foods

Tasting Menu: Kwangjuyo Ceramics and Corey Lee

Tasting Menu: Reclaiming Tofu

Tasting Menu: Filipino Flavors of the Bay Area

2016 Season:

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

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

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). 

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

Photo courtesy Aedan Fermented.


Thursday Nights are supported in part by The Hearst Foundations, Dodge & Cox, and The Joseph & Mercedes McMicking Foundation.

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