Palettes at the Denver Art Museum has just launched a new $32 three-course tasting menu to compliment “Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery," the Denver Art Museum's newest exhibition. This particular menu utilizes seasonal Colorado ingredients to create dishes that are masterpieces in their own rights. Jackson Pollock's drip painting style inspired the Roast Pepper & Poached Pear Soup, as the red soup is complimented with yellow Romesco and Citrus Crème Fraiche drizzled across the surface. Using the rich colors of seasonal fruit and toasted marshmallow, the Passion Fruit & Berry Parfait perfectly mimics the layered painting style of Mark Rothko. Other dishes offered as part of the three-course menu include an Andy Warhol pop art-inspired Ahi Tuna Tartar; and a shapely Pablo Picasso-inspired Roast Pork Tenderloin & Pork Belly. The menu will be offered in conjunction with Palettes’ seasonal à la carte menu throughout the duration of the exhibit.
"Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons" brings together works from some of the world’s most beloved artists, including Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol and more. This exhibition, March 2-June 8, 2014, displays works that begin in the late 1800s, including stellar examples of post-impressionism by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin. The exhibition also considers ideas that contributed to the development and rejection of later art movements such as cubism, surrealism, pop art and minimalism.