The Art of Dining & The Horsebox Gallery offer you a chance to indulge in a dining and art exhibition on the theme of Vanitas.
The exhibition and feast will be hosted in a 16th century Tudor house creating an opulent and thought provoking experience. Vanitas, a genre of still life painting that originated in the 15th & 16th centuries containing collections of objects, symbolic of the transience of life, the futility of pleasures, and the inevitability of death.
Carefully composed items; skulls, decaying fruit, gold, baubles, literature, instruments, hour glasses all held moral codes, and exhorted the viewer to consider the morality & consequently repent. In a National Trust treasure Sutton House, this pop-up will translate Vanitas into food, art, set design, and offer a chance to relish a five course banquet as our predecessors would have done before us.
Freshly baked soda bread with anchovy butter and radish salad
Vietnamese style roasted quail with a sweet and spicy rub
Ajo Blanco – cold white garlic and almond soup with bunches of grapes
Bolito misto (mixed poached meat) served with mustard fruit and Italian sauces
Red wined poached pear with bay leaf ice-cream