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{April 25, 2010}   Whitney Biennial: The Marriage of the Fine and Culinary Arts

Since 2006, my sister and I started this tradition of going to the Whitney Biennial, an exhibition that addresses the current trends in American contemporary art today. The Whitney Biennial, in the art world never ceases to generate controversy among art critics. Every two years, a group of curators are selected, and these experts have the herculean task of touring the United States in search of works in artists’ studios to find the very best, and the most current in contemporary art in the United States. The works selected comprise the exhibition that occupies 5 floors of the Whitney.

This year, the Biennial tries something rather fun and in keeping with today’s times for the Whitney commissioned “special edition” sandwiches to accompany the exhibition.    “Sandwiched” is a temporary pop-up cafe with sandwich creations by notable chefs of the Union Square Hospitality Group.  These sandwiches will be available until the end of the Biennial.

At sandwiched, I tried the Cured Salmon which consisted of cured salmon, avocado cream cheese, cucumbers and radish on a sourdough rye.  The sandwich was made by Carmen Quagliata of Union Square Cafe.

For dessert, I tried the Fluffer Nutter which was actually a sandwich made of two peanut butter cookes and the peanut butter and marshmallow filling.  The Fluffer Nutter was made by Pastry Chef Jenny Giblin of Blue Smoke.   I then washed down my meal with a glass of Hudson Yards Merlot.

I personally, am biased towards any kind of sandwich with Smoked Salmon, but please be advised, they have other sandwiches as well.   If you are interested in their menu, you may visit it below:

http://www.whitney.org/file_columns/0001/6855/wallmenu_3_april_.pdf

Also, when you get to the Whitney, try taking in the Whitney Biennial.  It will turn your world upside down.

The Whitney Museum of American Art is located at:

945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
New York, NY 10021
General Information: (212) 570-3600
info@whitney.org

How to get here:
Subway: 6 Train to 77th Street
Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4 to 74th Street
Car: There are several parking garages nearby the Museum.

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Chris says:

Fluffer nutter is so yummy.



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