Photo: Tangata Restaurant
From now until July 14, fashion and food converge in spectacular fashion at Tangata Restaurant at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. In celebration of the renowned couture fashion exhibit by internationally recognized Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei, Tangata Restaurant has created a limited Guo Pei-inspired menu that combines ingredients, flavors and design to complement Pei’s artistry. It’s a pairing of fashion and culinary creativity that should not be missed by fashionistas and foodies alike.
Known for her grand and opulent gowns (she created Rihanna’s trailing yellow Met Gala gown in 2015), Guo Pei is China’s most renowned couturière. Begin your visit by delighting in the detail and whimsy of her design, then sample Tangata’s special menu, designed to amplify your visual sensory experience through taste.
Art You Can Eat
The Imperial Warrior
Duck confit, red Belgian endive, speckled lettuce, celeriac mousse, cara cara orange, baby fennel, spiced walnuts, champagne vinaigrette, $16.
The Dragon of Huánghǎi
Seared black cod, Chinese forbidden rice, roasted fennel, crispy rainbow carrot, pea tendril, $22.
The Golden Empress
Meyer lemon mousse, caramel Chantilly, cilantro coulis, sesame coconut crisp (served with a custom-made cookie), $9.