Creative Direction | Curation | Event, graphic and web design

Coco, Yoko & Bell #01:
Wherever You Go, There You Are

With the premiere of the female forged salon and supper series, Coco, Yoko & Bell, an experiential dinner event aiming to delight the senses and spark enlightenment, we pushed the sensory experience beyond the everyday, to a heightened awareness. We invited guests to explore an altered reality where the normal is extraordinary and nature sneaks in through the cracks. 

Hosted at the Contemporary Food Lab, the event fell somewhere in between a participatory performance piece and a guided culinary meditation—a sensory journey through a multi-course meal, appreciating the bounty that is all around us, from city offerings, forest foraging, farmland sustenance and everything in between. 

Year 2017
Role Founder and concept creation, creative direction, curation, graphic and web design
Event Manager Molly McDonnell
Project Manager
Sun Mee Martin  
Food & Culinary Design Inés Lauber
Music Kathy Kwon / Air of Colors
Hosted by Contemporary Food Lab
Event Coco, Yoko & Bell
Photos by
Becca Crawford

WELCOME COCKTAIL GIN & JUICE

Reality doesn’t impress me
I only believe in intoxication

Laid back.
(With oak barrel matured rye gin and home-made juice)
 
 
APPETIZER BERLIN GLITTER

Excess becomes treasure
as we feast on urban abundance

Constraints make us more creative.
We make what we can with what we get.
INTERMEZZO PALATE CLEANSER

By tasting nothing,
nothing becomes something

3 x water: Tap, Leogant filtered, Preußenquelle.
A deliberate reduction or removal of stimuli.
  
 
FIRST COURSE URBAN HARVEST

Nature seeps in
through the cracks

Seasonal from the city: Wild herbs, greens from Top Farmers,
pear, pumpkin, nuts. Pick. Mix. Eat.
INTERMEZZO INTERACTIVE SOUND BATH

The smell of damp moss
lures us into the woods

Can you taste the sound? Smell the vibrations?
Experience synesthesia. Music by Air of Colors.
 
 
MAIN COURSE FAIR GAME

We are the wild

Treasures found in the forest: Local and wild deer,
herbs and mushrooms in good company
INTERMEZZO AN EXERCISE IN SUBTLETY

We savour the fruits
of our labour

Ceci n’est pas une pomme? 3 x apple juice:
Cox Orange, Finkenwerder Herbstprinz, Eisapfel von Croncels.
 
 
DESSERT MILK & HONEY PART 01

The richness
of humble offerings

The cheese course seen through new eyes.
Partner up and share a plate. One is blindfolded. One feeds both.
 
 
INTERMEZZO TOUCH

Without darkness there is no light
Surrender to heightened awareness

At the first ring of the bell, both wear blindfolds.
Wait. Feel. At the second ring, switch roles.
DESSERT MILK & HONEY PART 02

Everyday alchemy
elevates the unexpected

A textural exploration of milk & honey.
Roles are switched. Now, the other is blindfolded and feeds both.
 
 
DIGESTIF HEART WARMER

Landing into the moment

Berlin distilled herbal elixir Pijökel takes us back to the city.
Did you ever leave in the first place?