Arguably one of the most original voices and figures ever to grace the stage of rock ‘n roll, is the fearless master of reinvention, Mr. David Bowie. His legacy of artistic expression and his collection of work has, and continues to influence multiple generations of fans and admirers. Who doesn’t love an unpredictable rebel who is shrouded by mystery and flamboyant fashion? His dramatic flair for life lives on in many genres of art, even the culinary arts.
Bisexual breakfast Soup paired with a Lady Stardust Grand Marnier Mimosa
I recently attended an art dinner hosted by Kona, Hawaii’s infamous rebel chef, Scott Hamilton and his artistic muse, Kira Kamamalu. The seven-course meal was infused with Bowie’s sexually adventurous spirit, spaced out fantasies and charming misfit personality.
Bowie Food Pyrmaid – Milk, red bell peppers, and “cocaine” paired with New Love Pomegranate Bellini
One course morphed into another, just like Bowie’s unusual, yet recognizable personalities. Chef Hamilton captured the essence of Bowie’s ability to thrust his eccentric tastes upon us mainstream folk and make them not only palatable, but enjoyable. Here is a taste of some of the complex flavors of the evening that were intentionally created and named to entice participants to explore their own edgy human impulses.
Space Oddity – Four iconic dishes from 1969 adapted for space travel paired with Moonage Daydream Guinness and Champagne
The Bulge from “Labyrinth”–clams and Lincolnshire ‘en papiollote’ paired with Snow White Tan – lemonade champagne sangria
Oh! You Pretty things – a quartet of cottage pies paired with Blam-Blam – bitters sugar cherry champagne
Spiders from Mars–Brandy, apple, caramel, chocolate, balsamic paired with The Beer Light Guide – cider calvados champagne
Colours of the Underground–edible make-up paired with Rock & Roll Suicide–vanilla cherry liqueur, grand marnier, brandy, champagne
My ladies and I at the David Bowie Art Dinner