Brooklyn Museum Hosts ‘David Bowie Is’ Dinner Series Inspired By 4 Cities That Influenced The Icon


PROSPECT HEIGHTS – To coincide with the blockbuster exhibition David Bowie Is currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum, The Norm, the institution’s restaurant, will serve four special dinners that celebrate the life and career of the iconic artist.

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The Norm’s Michelin-starred Executive Chef, Saul Bolton, will create four-course dinners inspired by four cities that greatly influenced Bowie—Berlin, Tokyo, Philadelphia, and London. Each of the meals will reflect the cuisine of each of the locations while drawing inspiration from the corresponding period of Bowie’s career and life.

Bolton will be present at each of the dinners to discuss his special menus with diners as will the Brooklyn Museum’s Director of Exhibition Design, Matthew Yokobosky, who will talk about the installation of the exhibition which makes its final stop at the Brooklyn Museum after a three-year world tour.

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The first David Bowie Is dinner is scheduled for this Sunday, April 22 at 4:30pm, and will focus on the street food of Berlin including Spaetzle with fried onions and scallions and Currywurst. Music from Bowie’s mid-1970s Berlin Trilogy, created during his three-year stint in the German capital and featuring the albums Low, Heroes, and Lodger, will be played during the event. Rare photos taken of the artist during this period will also be on display.

The subsequent dinners include: TokyoPop! on May 20, Philadelphia on June 10, and London on July 1. Tickets for each dinner are $95 and include admission to the David Bowie Is exhibition.

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