Project Description

Culinaria Dinner Series

Chef: Ryan Mead
December 14th, 2015

The second event of the third season of Culinaria EAT | ART @ DISJECTA. This chef-driven dinner series brings food lovers and art lovers together around the table at Disjecta in support of the Curator-in-Residence program.


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Disjecta is known for its mission to support artists and engage communities by exhibiting the best contemporary art in Portland, in one of the city’s most stunning spaces. The Culinaria dinner series opens an intimate portal into the creativity of both the kitchen and the gallery, highlighting what culinary leaders and art at Disjecta have in common—concept, vision and execution.

Pairing chefs, the curator and the artists, Culinaria offers intimate access to the creative process culminating in a unique menu created specifically in response to the exhibition. In the spirit of our group exhibiton, Book of Scores, Patrick Fleming, executive chef and co-owner of Boke Bowl and Troy MacLarty executive chef and owner of Bollywood Theater will collaborate on a one-of-a-kind dinner you cannot miss. Price includes exhibition tour with the curator, dinner, beverages, including wine, beer and cocktails.

Chefs can often substitute different ingredients and offer other food options. Please email your dietary requirements to by Thursday afternoon prior to the event date. 

There are two ways you can reserve your seat now:
Single dinner @ $125:
Three dinner pass: $275:

Ryan Mead is the executive chef at the Bent Brick. Mead started cooking very young, flipping eggs for his grandmother’s breakfast in Michigan, and just kept on cooking. Ryan’s PDX stints include Clarklewis, Park Kitchen, and Decarli.

Contact Expo by DLS Solution (Downtown Light and Sound Solution), is a multi-channel sound and light environment that will continually shift over the course of the six-week exhibition. Focusing on the potential of surface as the site of sculpture, this collaborative installation will utilize 3D mapping with extensive speaker and projection arrays to question the reliability of an object’s obligations to the quality or character of its environment.

Part of Disjecta’s Curator-in-Residence program, Sound is Matter. Curator Chiara Giovando will lead a private cocktail tour of the exhibition. Dinner to follow.




Drinks & exhibtion viewing with the curator at 6:30
seating promptly at 7:15

21+ only


$125 per person

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