London – In 2012, artist Sean Rogg launched The Waldorf Project, a series of immersive dining experiences. Now Chapter Two/Colour is upon us, inviting guests to discover what colour tastes like.
Over the course of an evening, guests will walk through different rooms saturated with one colour – think of it as a massive James Turrell installation – and are served seven courses by choreographed dancers. But the food is nothing that you’re familiar with, but rather consists of cuboids of colour that promise a flavour, but who can tell what that might be? The cuboids, served in different rooms, will be paired with seven fine wines to further elevate the experience.
The project is an ambitious one, bringing together several artists and their disciplines, such as sound design, costume design, choreography and cookery, into one large installation. ‘At its zenith a new art form will be realised,’ reads The Waldorf Project website. ‘If umami is the fifth taste then this performance will be the sixth.’
The entire experience is a celebration of synaesthesia and all things sensory, but also an exploration of how our emotions and our senses are connected.
For more on artists playing with the senses, read our Sensory Splurge microtrend and for more on how dining experiences are increasingly geared towards shifting our mood, read our Mood Dining microtrend.