New York, NY, November 29, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- On December 31st, Crema Restaurante will ring in the New Years like no other: By hosting a Frida Kahlo Surrealist New Years Dinner in celebration of her 100th birthday. This Frida Kahlo inspired night will celebrate the life of one of Mexico’s most famous artists by incorporating Frida’s recipes, lifestyle, and art in one night to bring the most exhilarating dining experience. Julieta Ballesteros, owner/executive chef of this Zagat and Michelin rated Crema Restaurante, will re-imagine original recipes created by Frida to be served for one night and one night only. Many of the dishes will play homage to some of Frida’s most famous lovers like Noguchi and Leon Trotsky. Some of the sauces will be presented with paint brushes for the guest to “paint” their meals. In an effort to bring the most authentic taste, the Chef will be traveling back to Mexico to bring back Oaxaca Mole just for this event.
There will be two seatings available for the night. First seating is at 7:30pm and the second will begin at 10pm. The décor will be inspired by Frida’s Paintings with a Tropical Surrealist look - think mounds of tropical fruit and ominous ravens.
The night will also feature Frida Kahlo Tequila tasting and Diego Rivera inspired punch.
About: Chef Julieta Ballesteros, from Monterrey, Mexico, trained at New York's French Culinary Institute, fuses traditional Mexican cuisine with a beautiful French presentation. This Zagat listed celebrity chef has created a Michelin rated Chelsea hot spot that is refined and fun. Crema's interior plays with traditional Mexican colors and textures in a modern New York way. The original paintings on display were custom created for the space by the celebrated artist and mother of the chef, del Bosque.