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Tuesday, july 14

Tour:6:30 PM /  DINNER: 7:00 PM

$75; $50 for members. Limited seating.

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James Beard Foundation Award semi-finalist chef Ben Poremba of Elaia, Olio, and Old Standard presents an intimate four-course meal inspired by the current exhibitions. Begin the evening with a tour of the Museum by CAM staff.


Chips & Dip

inspired by william powhida’s Spiral Bound series


inspired by martin brief’s Artforum


inspired by yayoi kusama’s INFINITY-NETS


inspired by christian jankowski’s Das Gesunde Werden

Booby Prize

inspired by martin kippenberger’s Trostpreis & rochelle feinstein’s Love Vibe

Chef Ben Poremba

Chef Ben Poremba is the owner/operator of Bengelina Hospitality Group, which includes Elaia, Olio, Old Standard, La Patisserie Chouquette, and Concepts in Food. He moved to St. Louis to earn a BA in philosophy from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. He learned the art of cooking - and eating - from his mother Rachel. In both 2014 and 2015, Chef Ben was a semi-finalist of the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award Best Chef - Midwest, and a finalist of Food & Wine Magazine’s People’s Best Chef. Ben and Angela (his partner in life and business) are happy and proud parents of Omri (3).

Culinary Institute of St. Louis 

The Culinary Institute of St. Louis at Hickey College offers an 18-month associate degree and a 12-month diploma option. Students graduate from both programs with an employer-ready package of cooking and business skills. The St. Louis hospitality industry is seeking graduates from these programs to demonstrate their skills and fulfill their mission of service. The first in a series of Feast Your Eyes dinners will be served by student volunteers who are eager to put those skills to the test.