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A Feast of Oceanic Proportions at the Bowers Museum

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The Pacific Islands Weekend

The Bowers Museum welcomes representatives of the Asmat tribe from Papua New Guinea.  The museum’s Spirits and Headhunters exhibition is a testament to the beauty and richness of these people and seeks to support the preservation of their culture by displaying, protecting, and sharing their living history.

A Feast of Oceanic Proportions

Indulge in a special, intimate dinner in Tangata highlighting high quality Oceanic cuisine as interpreted and presented by our on-site restaurant’s exciting new chef.

Program timeline

6:00pm: Cocktail hour on Tangata’s lower patio
6:30pm: Dinner in Tangata
7:15pm: Asmat dance & talk by Michael Hamson
8:00pm: Tour in Spirits & Headhunters gallery

Exclusive Gallery Inspired Menu by Executive Chef Brian Black

Bugandi Egg-Drop Soup
Baby spinach, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, green onion, toasted baguette

Shoyu-Braised Kurobuta Pork
Sweet potato and plantain puree, bok choy, fennel, charred pineapple

Tahitian Vanilla and Coconut Panna Cotta
Mango curd, papaya tapioca, lavender mint

The meal will be flavored with a traditional dance performance by members of the Asmat tribe from Papua New Guinea and a conversation with Oceanic art and culture expert Michael Hamson. Following the meal, participants are invited to take an exclusive after-hours tour of our Spirits and Headhunters gallery.

Location: Tangata Restaurant

Price: Members $100 | Non-Members $120

Advanced reservation is required by Friday, July 29, 2016 at 6 PM.


TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail [email protected] or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.