A sensual gourmet dining experience
On the 19th of May 2017 one of my weird and wonderful creative visions came to life. 'Feast of the Senses', a sensual gourmet dining experience.
It was a on night pop-up restaurant featuring 9 courses of bite sized aphrodisiac offerings, hosted by myself and facilitated by Ellie Wilde. A culinary orgy!
Ellie Wilde is an edge dweller, a seeker of truth, advocate for the heart, and the emotional body.
A Certified Sexological Body worker and Somatic Sex Coach she has extensive training and is Faculty with the International School of Temple Arts, the Institute of Somatic Sexology, The Native American Indian Sacred Sexuality -Chuloquai Quodoshka, and World-renowned Women’s Sexuality teacher – Shakti Malan, Ellie works Internationally with ISTA and regularly runs her own workshops all over New Zealand. Her own rich journey has informed her work, she brings a depth of realness, and authenticity, and it is her personal story from abuse to sexual empowerment that passionately inspires her to support others with their intimate quest for liberation.
Tara Spice has a gift for compiling ingredients into dishes which taste so good they betray the sum of their parts. Graphic designer by day, menu designer by night, this super spunky flavour-babe can undress you simply with her eyes, not to mention her food. Merging cuisine and art, Tara’s form of creative expression somehow allows the consumer to experience complete satisfaction while at the same time an unending desire to have more.
The experience was about connection. Firstly guests were invited to connect with themselves, guided through an immersive meditative and embodied experience. Then guests were guided to connect with their food with a sense of deep curiosity and awareness. And feel into the sensory questions of how does it feel, how does it look, how does it smell, how does it taste and how does it sound when I eat it... Guests were also invited to interact with another through blindfolded feeding exersizes, experiencing play and adventure.
A creative menu was put together which I have to share. As you will see we had alot of fun writing this!