FOOD: Bigger than the Plate
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The V&A exhibition FOOD: Bigger than the Plate asks how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious food future. Together, designer Alice V Robinson and Head Chef of Michelin-starred eatery The Harwood Arms, Sally Abé, are presenting an answer in the form of this bespoke dinner for V&A Members. The Harwood Arms is renowned for its focus on provenance and celebrating British produce with a nose-to-tail ethos. Sally has brought this creative philosophy to a menu inspired by Alice’s work and created using final cuts from bullock 374 which challenges the notion of what is disposable, and explores the journey of our food from farm to plate.
Bullock 374 was reared on a high-welfare farm on the wild pastures of North Wales, close to the Shropshire boarder where Alice lives. The hide, horns and bones of 374, a British Longhorn cross, were saved from incineration to create a collection of clothing and accessories. The collection which is on display in FOOD: Bigger than the Plate, aims to present a greater picture of how this 'waste' is used within the fashion industry and how the connection from field to arm may provoke our perceptions of what is luxury.
Please note, while we will endeavour to accommodate dietary requirements and allergies wherever possible, this meal will not be suitable for vegetarians, vegans or those who do not eat beef.
Guests will receive a set menu of canapés, starter, main and dessert designed and prepared by Sally Abé.