Can great art inspire a great meal?

You can be the judge when Spanish born chef Javier Codina presents La celebraciĆ³n dinner of the cocina from ‘Spanish The Golden Age’ – 1492 to 1659 Wednesday, October 31, from 7pm at Moda.

Javier will be preparing a dinner utilizing the produce and ingredients as seen in the paintings from the current Prado exhibition at QAG. He has researched the cuisine served during the Spanish Golden Age 1492 to 1659 which has also inspired cooking techniques and the styles of the dishes.

Spanish wines will be served with each course in a room be themed with Prado artwork and music, hosted by Catalan Javier Codina and Peter Beier from the Qld Art Gallery.

Here’s what’s on the plate –
To share... Spanish style
Pork skewer • adobo • tomato cous cous Chickpeas • calamari • fresh rosemary.
Catalan calcots • romesco salsa
Black pudding • wilted spinach • sultanas
Chorizo sausage • white beans • peppers
Pescado wrapped in vine leaves • anis del mono deglaze
Pheasant and guinea fowl • endive • chocolate sauce
Sweet potato • Jerusalem artichoke • tomato salad
Vanilla bean rice pudding • poached nectarines
Orange salad • fresh ricotta cheese • honey • mint

The Prado exhibition is in its closing days (finishes November 4).

Cost $125pp – inclusive of perfectly paired Spanish wines