Les Diners De Gala – unicorns in a red velvet bed

Earlier today @stylistmagazine asked it’s followers what their favourite cookbooks were – it took me less than a second to decide it was the 1973 Les Diners De Gala by Salvador Dali. It’s about £100 so very expensive for a cook book but very reasonable for a work of art: it’s illustrated throughout with drawings by Dali featuring both color photos of some of the recipes and several double page color artworks.

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This also reminds me fo this 1941 Newsreel and my desire to replicate this dinner, dress as a unicorn and spend the night in a red velvet bed. Can you imagine the pressure of having to think of a costume for a Dali hosted dinner…

Surrealist artist Salvador Dali designs and hosts a party held in the Bali Room of the Hotel Del Monte, Monterey, California. The event was titled Night in a Surrealist Forest and it was a fund raiser to help European artists displaced by the war.

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