Hailing from San Francisco, the Permacouture Institute’s Sasha Duerr is a talented textile artist with a knack for harmonizing nature, fashion, and cuisine using edible dyes made from natural ingredients. Laurie Dill runs Your Local Hive, an organization that celebrates cuisine, culture, and local food crafts through one-of-a-kind community gatherings. These two are joining forces to present A Dinner to Dye For.
It will start with a hands-on workshop, where these two masters will teach you to use an array of berries, herbs, flowers, barks, and nuts to create dyes in seasonal, foraged dye baths. Next comes a matching colorful cocktail. We assume it’s kind of like kindergarten, except the finger-painting and juice boxes are much more sophisticated. Finally, gather for a family-style dinner serving many of the items that have highlighted the evening: Russian Red cabbage, green avocados, violet artichokes, midnight black beans, and myriad heirloom fruit.
Previously happening in some of the world’s best food cities, including London and San Francisco, this will be the first “Dinner to Dye For” in the L.A. area. It’s happening at the Peter Fetterman Gallery, an appropriately beautiful backdrop for the workshop, dyebar, pop-up installation art, and sit-down dinner.
The Delicious Details
Region: West of the 405
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Features: A Scene, Food Festivals
Price Range: $34-up
Cuisine Type: Modern American