Monday, October 17, 2011

Gertrude Stein Exhibit Gets a Special Menu at Proof

Gertrude Stein
Though we ultimately thought that America Eats was poorly executed, we were intrigued by the concept of a restaurant building a menu around a museum exhibition.

With Proof's new menu geared entirely around the National Portrait Gallery's fall exhibit "Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories," we get another chance to try it out.

Executive Chef Haidar Karoum created a menu inspired by Stein's partner Alice B. Toklas and her literary memoir, The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook.  For $59, you'll get bouillabaisse, salad aphrodite, duck with endives, celery root & Bordelaise sauce, and crepes Normande with poached apples, Calvados caramel & creme fraiche ice cream.  Wine pairing is an additional $36.
If you find yourself just too stuffed to head over to the National Portrait Gallery, you might be interested to know that the Gallery's collection is on a continuous loop on the restaurant's flat-screen TVs. 

The menu is only available through November 3rd, but the Gertrude Stein exhibit will be at the Gallery through January 22nd.

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