Collaboration with Jessica Herrington at WW Gallery
B l a c k F e a s t 18 Nov 2012 6.30 – 9.30pm
Black Feast was one-off evening presentation of art works and bespoke food and drink by Lucy May and Jessica Herrington. Inspired by a feast depicted in Joris- Karl Huysmans’ novel Against Nature, the event was an exploration of food, sculpture, luxury and decadence.
“From black-rimmed plates they ate turtle soup and Russian rye bread, ripe Turkish olives, caviar, salted mullet-roe, smoked Frankfurt black puddings, game in gravies the colour of liquorice and boot-blacking truffled sauces, chocolate caramel creams, plum puddings, nectarines, preserved fruits, mulberries and heart-cherries; from dark coloured glasses they drank the wines of Limagne and Rousillon, of Tenedoes, Val de Peñas and Oporto, and, after the coffee and the walnut cordial they enjoyed kvass, porters and stouts.”
(Joris-Karl Huysman’s Against Nature)