The Taste & Listen Musical Pop Up Dinner is an exploration into creative cooking with a multi-course meal inspired by the sounds and rhythms of the music of Ian Case and Motoshi Kosako. Guests are encouraged to walk around the kitchen, joining conversations that are free flowing, and enjoy music by award winning musicians. Seating is communally and each course is served at the same time with some commentary from the Stella Kitchen Chef Alex Downing. Live music performances with delicious food will deliver an unforgettable meal and sonic experience like none other. The Cedar House Sport Hotel has been a community sponsor of the local arts nonprofit of Trails & Vistas since 2005, and this dinner benefits the arts in nature programs of the art hikes and the world concert.
About the Music
Acoustic double-neck guitarist Ian Ethan Case is quickly becoming recognized as “one of the most creative and engaging fingerstyle guitarists in the world” (International Center for Creativity.) Case brings an expansive sound intertwining double-neck guitar and the Kalemba, an instrument from Africa and South America, with modern live looping and sound specialist Stephanie Case who records, layers, and manipulates Ian’s playing on the spot for a dynamic, truly symphonic effect. Concert attendee raved “Ian’s music is phenomenal – watching him play is not ‘listening to music’; it’s a full mind experience. Transporting.”
Experience the unique compositions of jazz harpist and composer Motoshi Kosako, who will perform a variety of styles ranging from modern jazz and traditional Japanese sounds with his harp music. Kosako will do it all with exemplary skill, using both traditional and innovative techniques, including the ability to make his harp sound just like a guitar. Motoshi Kosako was born in Matsuyama City, Japan, and started his musical training on the piano and the guitar and stared using jazz guitar techniques on the harp when he move to the United States in the 1990’s. Motoshi Kosako is considered as the most influential Jazz harpist in Japan and around the world.
Nancy Tieken Lopez, Artistic Director of Trails & Vistas
“In this delicious conceptual piece, the Stella chefs and I invite the guests to interact with culinary arts in a more companionable way, which blurs the distance between artist, viewer, and chef. You aren’t just listening to the music as a backdrop, but you are actively listening—and are, in fact, building community as you eat. Blending music and a culinary experience while you enjoy an evening with friends and new acquaintances.”
negima yakitori; grilled chicken and scallion skewer, tare glaze, sichimi-togarashi
yuca relleno; fried yuca dumplings with queso fresco, aji verde
ras al hanout spiced beef confit with roasted eggplant on lavash, preserved lemon rind, tamarind-tomato chutney, yogurt
okonomiyaki; griddled cabbage cake, okonomi sauce, kewpie, beni-shoga, katsuobushi, aonori
shiro maguro tataki, grated daikon, sudachi-ponzu vinaigrette, shio koji marinated cucumber salad
moqueca; grilled prawns over spiced coconut fish stew, with corn, avocado, roasted tomatoes, pickled red onion, cilantro, thai basil
berbere braised oxtails with okra and peanut, mashed plantain, fresh mint, mango chutney, goat yogurt
matcha cake napolean, white chocolate creme, sakura blossom panna cotta, raspberry syrup, candied kiwi
If you have any questions, please call The Cedar House Sport Hotel at 530.582.5655
Location: Stella at the Cedar House Sport Hotel | 10918 Brockway Rd Truckee, CA 96161
Date and Time: Saturday, April 21st 2018, 6pm – 9pm
Cost: $115 per person plus tax and 18% service charge. Optional wine pairing available at additional cost. Bottles of wine and beer also available for purchase. We also welcome limited corkage at $25/bottle.
Note: Seating is assigned, so if you would like to be seated near another party, you must note that in the ‘comments’ field during checkout.
Dietary Restrictions: This is a pre-fix dinner menu and we cannot change a dish due to a dislike of a specific food item. Please review menu in advance and have a willingness to try things that you might not ordinarily prefer. We can accommodate genuine food allergies or restrictions if given 48 hours or more advance notice (with the exception of a vegan diet). Due to the nature of this type of menu service, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate your food allergies or restrictions if not given advance notice. Thank you for your understanding and compliance. See our FAQ’s for full details.