The exhibition that brings together 18 artists from Australia and Korea whose works encourage us to ask what it means to be human today, and what it might mean in the future.
Sydneysiders and visitors to the MCA Cafe can expect authentic, crowd-pleasing dishes with chef’s David Ralph and Tae Kyu of Kim Restaurant fame teaming up with Executive Chef, Keith Higginson to create the menu.
The menu pays homage to the cuisine of Korea by drawing inspiration from the masters and looking at current food trends too. The menu aims to extend the museum experience offering patrons a sensory connection to the New Romance exhibition through food.
Diners will be able to try a new spin on Kim Restaurant’s famous Korean Fried Chicken (TKFC Korean Fried Chicken, Nuts & Chilli BBQ Sauce) alongside other Korean delicacies such as Mandu: King Prawn, Ginger & Shallot Dumplings with Dipping Sauce; Bossam Bang: Pork Belly, Ssamjang, Kimchi Mayo and Pickles on a Soft Bun; a Korean Super Bowl: Sticky Pork, Kimchee, 4 Grain Rice, Sea Greens & Seeds and Oritang: Sweet Potato Noodles, Shredded Duck, Broth & Spring Onions.
MCA Director, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE said: “The contemporary Australian and Korean artists in New Romance: art and the posthuman address complex ideas about the future of life and society – they challenge us to think differently about the world. The MCA is delighted to offer visitors an extended exhibition experience with an art-inspired menu of contemporary Korean dishes with a twist at the MCA Cafe until 4 September.”
As for Macgregor’s favourite dish, “The Mandu King Prawn, Ginger & Shallot Dumplings would be my pick! You can’t go past ginger…”.
MCA Cafe, Executive Chef, Keith Higginson, said, “It’s been a great experience working with TK and David from Kim Restaurant, who have both been fantastic consulting on our MCA menu. We are thrilled to be featuring TK’s famous Fried Chicken, we know this dish will definitely be a crowd pleaser.”
“With all menus, balance is important and we have created a menu which has broad appeal for all diners and at the same time offers a lovely connection to Korea through signature dishes. My favourite would have to be our Bossam Bang-with Pork Belly Ssamjang, Kimchi Mayo and Pickles which we are serving on a soft charcoal bun. This dish has amazing flavours, it may end up becoming a regular dish on our menu.”
The menu will feature at the cafe until 4 September 2016. Open 7 days a week with late night Thursdays, the cafe is fully licensed and features an all day dining menu.
The MCA Cafe is located on level four of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and offers uninterrupted views across Sydney Harbour. Open to the public as well as museum visitors, the cafe has an indoor and outdoor area with a contemporary atmosphere in which to enjoy lunch, morning or afternoon tea, or simply to drop in for a coffee. Open 7 days a week and evenings on Thursday.
MCA Cafe at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Level 4, 140 George Street, The Rocks, NSW 2000
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Claire Johnson / Myriam Conrie
02 9245 2417 / 2434
Nicole Ford (Publicity Partners for Fresh Catering)
T 0414 554 356