Quite the crowd joined for the release of Assouline’s latest tome Dinner with Georgia O’Keeffe at La Sirena in New York City’s Meatpacking neighborhood last night. Guests from the worlds of food, fashion, entertainment, and design showed up to celebrate the new book by Robyn Lea, which features famed artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s compilation of her favorite recipes as well as her notes about them. Many of the meals were prepared by her caretakers, including Christine Taylor Patten, who wrote the forward to the book. An exhibition on O’Keeffe, which focuses on her unique sense of style, is on display now at the Brooklyn Museum until July 3. Assouline’s tome focuses on a different aspect of the Modernist painter’s lifestyle in New Mexico, featuring excerpts from her musings on food, like, “I loved walking in the low sun—evening light through the red and purple earth—bending or kneeling often to pick the small fragrant leaves…it amuses me to be hunting something the Antelope likes so well…to find something to eat—growing wild out in that bare place.” O’Keeffe had a creative mind that influenced aspects of her life far beyond her paintings—even food became an art form.
Guests like former Top Chef contestant Carla Hall, model Hilary Rhoda, and designers Pamela Love, Timo Weiland, and Jodie and Danielle Snyder came out to celebrate and taste hors d’oeuvres inspired by O’Keeffe’s recipe collection that were prepared by La Sirena’s Michelin-starred chef Anthony Sasso. Lea, who captured imagery for the book, showed up to sign copies for guests. It was rumored that over 1,000 RSVPs were received, and the event was indeed a packed house. Pick up your copy now at Assouline.com and start whipping up some O’Keeffe-inspired cuisine.
La Sirena x Assouline Host Release of Dinner with Georgia O’Keeffe