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red beet soup
Soups, Vegetarian

Botwinka – Polish Spring Beetroot Soup

Tamara de Lempicka was a Polish Art Deco painter. She was born in Warsaw in 1898 into a wealthy family as Maria Górska. In 1916 she married Tadeusz Łempicki, a well-known lawyer, charmer and pleasure seeker with whom she lived in St. Petersburg. During the Russian Revolution the family fled to Paris. In Paris of Roaring Twenties self-determined Lempicka established herself in a bohemian lifestyle […]

rhubarb cake
Desserts, Vegetarian

Rhubarb Cake

Yves Klein was a French Nouveau Réalisme artist, forerunner of pop-art and a pioneer of performance art. He is best known for his iconic blue monochromes. Klein developed a new colour using ultramarine pigment suspended in a synthetic resin, called International Klein Blue (IKB), a reminiscent of the lapis lazuli. He made a sensation with his exhibition called “The Specialisation of Sensibility in the Raw Material State into Stabilised Pictorial Sensibility, The Void” when he emptied the gallery space […]

Dairy-free, Main Dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian

Stir-fried Broccolini and Baby Kale with Vadouvan and Freekeh

Félix Vallotton was a Swiss-born French graphic artist and painter known for his paintings of nudes, landscapes and interiors and in particular for his innovative black-and-white woodcuts. His paintings are characterised by flat surfaces, strong lines, bold colours, and simplified details, reflecting the style of his woodcuts. Vallotton was influenced by the works of Dürer, Holbein, Ingres and by Ukiyo-e Japanese prints. He was associated with the French post-impressionist group The Nabis […]

globe artichoke with aioli
Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Main Dishes, Vegetarian

Globe Artichokes and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes with Smoked Paprika Aioli

Alphonse Mucha was a Czech painter and decorative artist. He became an overnight sensation on the 1st of January 1895 with his advertisement poster for a theatre play “ Gismonda” starring the internationally famous actress – Sarah Bernhardt. Mucha was filling in for a friend at the printing shop during Christmas when an urgent order for a new poster came […]

Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Starters, Vegan, Vegetarian

Hiyayakko with Enoki Mushrooms

Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese ukiyo-e painter and printmaker and is best-known for his woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, which includes the iconic “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”, one of the most famous images in Japanese art. Hokusai was obsessed with the sacred Mount Fuji and his art transformed the traditional ukiyo-e style. He was extremely productive and it is believed that he made 30,000 paintings, sketches, woodblock prints […]