POLYMATH Anthony Burgess wrote novels, composed symphonies and mich – ToM’s not quite sure of the level of his kitchen skills, but food does crop up across his oeuvre. Hence the excuse for a celebratory dinner (and performance) at The Whitworth on Thursday, September 14.
It’s entitled A Song Smelling of Oysters and Ruby Port and features a three course menu from Peter Booth’s The Modern Caterre based on recipes found in Burgess’s novels alongside ‘playful dinner table moments’. ToM wonders if these may include a clockwork orange!
The evening is curated by Feast journal’s Laura Mansfield with the support of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and Dust Collective. The meal marks the close of the MIF exhibition, No End to Enderby, and the launch of a new publication called Hot Pots, a collection of Burgess writings about Lancashire hotpot.
A Song Smelling of Oysters and Ruby Port, Thu Sep 14, 7pm. The Whitworth Cafe, Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER. 0161 275 7450. Tickets £35, book here.