Visionary Feast

A sensory supper in the Masonic Temple of the Andaz Hotel - London, September 2011

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VISIONARY FEAST - London Design Festival
Masonic Temple, Andaz Hotel London, September 2011

On 20th September Bompas & Parr and Martin Scholz (head chef of Catch) hosted a Visionary Feast and screening of Alejandro Jodorowsky's cult film Holy Mountain. This is one of the Secret Sensory Suppers curated by Franklin Till within the Masonic Temple of the Andaz hotel. The film includes tarot, alchemists, limbless dwarves, a cemetery party and frogs dressed as mayan princes.

The food for the Visionary Feast was inspired by the film and grand hotel cookery of the 1970's. Guests drank from a specially commissioned loving cup by jeweller Maud Traon before the presentation of a processional phallus made of ice. The menu incorporated figurative food drawn directly from the film and architectural space and included hand reared frogs.

Photography by Mischa Haller and Ann Charlott Ommedal