Dining with Bowie-Inspired Food and Drink

"Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Turn and face the strange."

To complement the Brooklyn Museum's "David Bowie Is" exhibition, we devoted dishes and drinks to the beloved icon our new Spring menu

We will also celebrate Bowie's life and career with a dinner series starting April 22. Ticket info is here.

The four dinners paired with the exhibit will highlight the important phases of Bowie’s work, which took place in, or were greatly influenced by London, Berlin, Tokyo, and Philadelphia. 

Each four-course meal will reflect the foodways of one of the cities, along with inspiration from that specific phase of Bowie's career.

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During the dinners, Chef Saul Bolton will discuss the creation of these eclectic menus, including the story behind dishes like Diamond Dogfish & Chips, Curried Hand Pies, Shepherd's Pie and more. Matthew Yokobosky, the Brooklyn Museum's director of exhibition design, will address how “David Bowie Is” came about and how he conceived and executed the exhibition's format.

Throughout the exhibition, we will also display a compelling collection of rare photographs, David Bowie Archive, by famed Japanese photographer Masayoshi Sukita, whose 40-year collaboration with Bowie produced the most iconic images taken of him. 

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Join us for these dynamic culinary experiences celebrating Bowie through food and drink! 

Price with exhibit: $95, includes welcome cocktail, four-course dinner, presentations about “David Bowie Is” and the menu, and full exhibit entry (members save 10% off)
Price without exhibit: $75
Location: The Norm at Brooklyn Museum
Dates: April 22 (Berlin Street Food), May 20 (Tokyo), June 10 (Philadelphia), July 1 (London)
Time: 4:30pm-8pm (for both dinner and exhibit)

Our Chef de Cuisine's New Spring Dish

Chef Andy Mejias, our Chef de Cuisine, loves creating memorable food moments.

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"To have people really appreciate what you do and taste the love that you put in the food - that’s what makes me happy. I love to watch them react.”

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For our new Spring menu, he took inspiration from cooking with his mom and combined forces with John, a line cook he's been mentoring. Together, they created a new and delicious Beef Empanada recipe, featured on The Norm's Spring menu!

He also still loves to make the foods his mom taught him: tacos and tamales.

Photos © Ben Hider Images

Weddings at The Norm and BROOKLYN MUSEUM

A museum wedding brings a magical vision to life, where enchanting surroundings and uplifting artwork inspire the most creative possibilities.

With seasonal menus from Great Performances, the exclusive caterer for events at Brooklyn Museum, we provide exquisite event planning to make your unique dream a reality. 

In December, Peter and Emilia had a very New York City wedding: City Hall, Brooklyn Bridge, a yellow cab to Brooklyn Museum - and a wedding at The Norm! We chatted with Peter about their journey to The Norm. 

 

How did you choose The Norm for the wedding?

We used to always to go brunch there..and when discussing venues said 'Oh wow The Norm! That’d be awesome.' We weren’t really excited about anything and then she mentioned The Norm and we were like 'oh yeah, perfect.' That’s how it all went down. My buddy is an Episcopal minister so he married us in front of everyone.

Our neighborhood has changed a lot but our favorite part is the walk through Brooklyn Botanical Gardens to The Norm on Saturdays and Sundays in Spring or Summer. If anybody comes to visit us we do that. We got passes for everybody to the museum, then met them in The Norm.

How did you and Emilia meet? 

We met in Turkey about 4.5 years ago both traveling; she was going to Greece and I was going down to southern Turkey. We were in a shared van heading over to our hostels; I had some work stuff to do. 

We went to hamam (Turkish bath) during the day and then went out to dinner. We started texting in Fall and Skyping - and watching Breaking Bad together.

She's Argentinian; I’m from New York. She moved to Chicago with her job, and we were long-distance dating. Finally we moved to Prospect Lefferts Gardens in Brooklyn. 

What do you remember most about the day? 

How great it was! I was surprised at how it turned out to be such an awesome day - a great group of people; the venue was amazing. We walked across the Brooklyn Bridge (after getting wedding certificates); then to see the museum and come into a great space like The Norm - how great. The day was one of the best days of my life.

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Here are some other favorite Brooklyn Museum wedding moments.

For info on private events at The Norm and Brooklyn Museum, contact Ali Rea-Baum at ali.rea-baum@greatperformances.com

Photos ©Tiff Pemberton, ©Christian Oth Studio