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From Sea to Table

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The August 2012 dinner theme in the Trustees Room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art highlighted fresh fish and shellfish from local New York waters.

The first course was the Long Island Fluke Crudo; served with watermelon, radish, kalamata olive, and basil.


Written by Paulo Loreto

September 4, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Malva Pudding

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A traditional South African dessert. It has a sponge cake-esque texture and offers a kick of flavor as it is prepared with apricot jam.

Malva pudding was served on South Africa Night in the Trustees' Dining Room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Written by Paulo Loreto

February 11, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Saint Fermin / Firmin

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The statue of Saint Fermin Holding His Head is dated from 1225-75 and was made in Amiens, France.

According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art:

“Saint Firmin was a fourth-century missionary who became the first bishop of Amiens and the patron saint of that city. Here the saint is shown as if living while holding his decapitated head. This statue is said to have come from the destroyed bishop’s palace at Amiens.”

Saint Fermin is the co-patron of Navarra, in Spain. The Festival of San Fermín is celebrated with the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona.

Written by Paulo Loreto

November 29, 2011 at 5:07 AM

Inspired Dinner in the Trustees Room at The Met

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Trustees Room held dinners in November inspired by their new art galleries of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia. One such dish included the Tagine El Ain.

As the menu read: “Lamb Tagine with Dried Fruits and Almonds, Saffron Rice”


November's dinner was created from the genius of Executive Chef Fred Sabo

Written by Paulo Loreto

November 22, 2011 at 8:39 AM

Sunset Across The Park

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A view from the roof of New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art catches glimpses of the city from a unique perspective. Especially during sunset, Central Park offers a great foreground from any angle.

Written by Paulo Loreto

September 12, 2011 at 10:54 PM

Sallet (Italy, approx. 1460)

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City, is such a HUGE place, no matter how many times one visits, there always seems to be something new to discover.

While aimlessly wandering around, this Sallet was on display in the Arms and Armor wing.

According to the description:

“The helmet represents the head of the Nemean Lion, whose pelt was worn as a headdress and cloak by the mythological hero Hercules.”


Written by Paulo Loreto

July 19, 2011 at 10:19 PM