Flower Power Festival: The Munich museum MUCA and the star restaurant Mural offer menus with artistic delights.
A delicious treat!
Actually, you should come here every month now.
And eat your way happily from spring to summer.
What a delicious idea: the Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA) and its restaurant Mural have joined forces and are offering a "B(l)oom Art Dinner" every four weeks until the end of June.
Bloom and Boom, blossoms with a boom, so to speak.
And you can take that literally.
At the premiere in March it is still cold and nasty drizzling in Munich.
Because Mural, with its Michelin-star chef Joshua Leise, relies on regional ingredients, the first menu of the new series that MUCA and Mural came up with as part of the Flower Power Festival still looks a little wintry.
After all, fruit from far away is not used for tricks here, only what Mother Nature gives is served.
In March, these are swedes and beetroot, potatoes and wild garlic buds, Jerusalem artichoke and green strawberries.
Maybe if Vatti throws everything in one pot and lets it cook for too long.
But Joshua Leise and his young, extremely friendly team take their location next to a museum seriously - what they serve here made of tubers, cabbage, mushrooms and tender meat,
are little works of art.
And if you reach out with a fork and spoon, you'll taste it, spring.
This is where the taste buds swell.
Invites you to see your fill: Stephanie Utz leads between the aisles through Munich's MUCA.
© Oliver Bodmer
Joshua Leise is focusing on refreshing sweet and sour combinations in March.
His sommeliers complement these small culinary smuts with suitable wines from the extensive wine collection, which includes 1,300 items and is stored in the cellar.
Such a kind of dinner costs 230 euros per person, which becomes a bit more colorful every month depending on the season - and where you can not only eat your fill, but also see your fill.
Because after tricky greetings from the kitchen and two first courses, Stephanie Utz is waiting for the (sparkling) wine-excited guests.
Together with her husband Christian, she opened the MUCA in 2016, and they have been collecting art for 25 years.
As reported, an anniversary exhibition is currently running, which shows highlights from their collection, which is rich in highlights.
Mural chef Joshua Leise and his team conjure up works of art from the ingredients that nature provides.
Already at the beginning of the approximately 20-minute tour of the show with Stephanie Utz, it becomes clear that no desperate attempt has been made to somehow establish a connection to the Flower Power Festival.
That comes all by itself: Andy Warhol's "Flowers" and Steve Wood's photographic portraits of the pop art star with sunflowers radiate towards you like the first greetings of spring.
Many more floral motifs will be discovered by those who go on an entertaining search with Utz in this and the second tour round (just before dessert).
Stars of street and urban art such as Banksy or Shepard Fairey have repeatedly used flowers as a political motif.
This menu whets the appetite for a closer look at flower power art.
We like it.
"B(l)oom Art Dinner" in MUCA and Mural is available once a month for 230 euros per person.
Tickets and dates are available here