There’s a reason why the word “art” is in “culinary arts”. It involves the same meticulousness and skill that other artforms demand. The textures, colours, flavours, and platings are all part of a bigger narrative and crafted with great precision. So when fine dining restaurant Mia partnered with artist Amy Diener for a charity dinner, the collaboration made perfect sense.
A New Yorker turned Bangkokian, Diener draws inspiration from her travels to fuel her creative endeavours, citing geometry and the iconic Fibonacci sequence as influences on her work. Her signature use of mandala dot paintings is actually a result of her obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, and she likens her process to meditation, calming and centring her with every tiny acrylic dot she paints.
The five-course tasting menu for charity features creations from chefs Pongcharn “Top” Russell and Michelle Goh who have concocted dishes that are influenced by Diener’s dotted creations. Some highlights include the north sea crab dish with homemade ajo blanco and finely sliced grapes; the hay aged duck with summer apples, red endives, and blackberries; and the iconic cereal bowl with malted milk chocolate to finish it all off.
Mia and Diener will each donate 10% of their earnings from the tasting and any purchased paintings during the event to the Freedom Restoration Project, a non-profit organisation that assists victims of abuse and domestic violence from migrant communities on the Thailand-Burma border.
The five-course menu is priced at 3,250++ baht with an optional wine pairing available at 2,250++ baht.
30 Attha Kawi 1, Sukhumvit Soi 26
September 24-25, 11:30am-4pm (last order at 2:30pm)