Art & Design / Food: The Minotaur & PRET A DINER

Lazarides Gallery in Soho are collaborating with PRET A DINER to create The Minotaur; a Michelin star, pop-up dining experience as part of the London Restaurant Festival, and during the Frieze Art Fair.

The two-week dining venture will be set within the underground enclave of The Old Vic Tunnels, and has been envisioned by Berlin food caterers Kofler & Kompanie to bring some of the greatest food artisans and creative chefs, in the world, to London.

“Demonstrating their technical expertise and unique form of creative cuisine,” experts will include Nuno Mende from Viajante in London, Juan Amador from Amador in Mannheim and Matthias Schmidt from Villa Merton in Frankfurt.

The theme and name, Minotaur, derives from the bull-headed creature in Greek Mythology who was housed within a Labyrinth on the Greek Island of Crete – artists have taken this cue as inspiration to interpret their own visualizations of this celebrated fable, which will be exhibited within the space’s own Labyrinth.  Film, paintings and installations will be contributed by artists including, Doug Foster and Lucy McLauchlan – with many more to be confirmed.

The Minotaur will run from October 10th until the 25th – a three-course meal is priced at £75 with free entrance to the exhibition, and a portion of the price donated to The Old Vic Theatre Trust.  Follow the Twitter page, or check the website for updated exhibition details – Samantha Fox

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