Turning a Holiday Meal into a High-Tech Work of Collaborative Art
From laser-etched rolls to turkey decorated with food-grade ink, a dining event that was beyond the traditional dinner
Working with creative culinary experience designer Michael Cirino of A Razor / A Shiny Knife, lifestyle website Per La Mente created a high-tech yet harmonious holiday dinner. A joyful and celebratory evening, it was a convergence of interdisciplinary creators using food as a canvas, leveraging technology, music, and art to interplay with some of the traditional food associated with the season.
From Alejandra Sacasa’s laser-etched rolls and pies to Justin Bolognino’s cocktail overlay app to Jessica Mascitti’s "tattooed" turkey (decorated with food-grade ink), the meal was filled with a potluck sense of creativity: talented artists sharing their tricks, their triumphs, and of course their delicious treats. It was a delightful dinner and a warm, wonderful experience that was much more visceral than a simple meal.
Per La Mente—for the mind has been created by Fernet-Branca to expand your ideas about what’s possible by being the source of discovery into the universe of creative experiences. We’re endlessly curious about underground, experiential, and elusive culture, as well as the artists who make and love it. We want to share it all with you. We seek a spark of mystery, a hint of eccentricity, a dash of staggering originality, and a tinge of chaotic genius. Think of Per La Mente as the storyteller, the enabler—your conduit to the path less traveled. So open your mind and join us for some splendid adventures like the one we have brought forth here.
Text contribution from Oriana Leckert, images by Alyssa Laurel Ringler