PopRally Presents: The Best of the Würste
Saturday, March 12, 2011, 8:00–10:30 p.m.
PopRally is a series of events at MoMA and MoMA PS1 that serve as a gateway for young and diverse audiences to engage with the Museum. Led by a cross-departmental committee of Museum staff, PopRally produces dynamic programs including artist collaborations, performances, film screenings, and digital content that encourage new and experimental ways of engaging with modern and contemporary art.
PopRally invites you to The Best of the Würste, an evening of culinary invention and friendly competition inspired by the exhibition Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen. Enjoy exclusive access to the exhibition, centered around MoMA's recent acquisition of an iconic "Frankfurt Kitchen" from the late 1920s, and savor a selection of sausages prepared by some of New York's most in-demand chefs.
The compact Frankfurt Kitchen, designed by architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, redefined the kitchen as a site of modern thinking and a testing ground for new materials and technologies. With this in mind, each of our chefs will bring this same spirit of innovation to the storied craft of wurst making, serving up daring takes on the classic German staple. At the end of the evening, the crowd will award bragging rights to the chef who made the best wurst!
Our talented slate of competitors includes Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli (Prime Meats and Frankies Spuntino), Phillip Kirschen-Clark (Vandaag), Gabriel Kreuther (The Modern), and Tom Mylan (The Meat Hook). MoMA’s Cafe 2 (Lynn Bound and Cristina Nastasi) will prepare accompanying snacks and dessert, and Brooklyn Brewery and Sud de France wines will provide tailored beverage pairings.
Feasting soundtrack provided by Finger on the Pulse DJs.
Admission includes light fare, beer and wine pairings, and an exclusive exhibition viewing.
PopRally is made possible with generous support from Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley.
Special thanks to Sud de France Wines. Beer provided by Brooklyn Brewery.
In conjunction with the exhibition Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen
Tickets ($22 in advance, $24 at the door) are available online. You must be twenty-one or older to attend this event.