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Neil Frame 07/01/70

The Colour Palate

The Colour Palate | Marylebone

Every once in a while it’s a good idea to stop and think,


Just in case.

Every once in a while it’s also a good idea to do something that you’ll never do again in your life. Like reserving tickets to attend a dinner party where, with every course, the dining room, your plate, glasses and cutlery, and all of your food change colour in unison.

Well today is officially “once in a while”, which happily means that you now have the only reason you’ll ever need to book your place at The Colour Palate.

Brought to you by serial pop up dinner partiers The Art Of Dining, this mind-bending, five-course dinner will commence with the colour green: a starter of quail wrapped in vine leaf, wilted herb salad and freekeh served on a green plate with a green drink, green-lit walls, a green table cloth, green decorations and Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney playing “course-appropriate” music.

Like Kermit The Frog’s classic, “It’s Not Easy Bein’ Green”.


Your next course will be white, and it’ll see the room filling with smoke as a booming voiceover sprouts surprising colour-related truths, while your own increasingly refined palate ruminates on just how wonderfully cauliflower goes with feta.

Interestingly, to some people, hotshots from Oxford’s Department of Experimental Psychology recently proved that simply changing the colour of a plate exerts significant influence on a diner’s “gustatory and hedonic experience” of their food. However their research annoyingly stopped short of covering what happens when literally everything else changes colour too.

Thankfully we have you to complete their work.

NOTE: The Colour Palate by The Art Of Dining is open from 20th-23rd of August; 28th-30th of August; and 2nd-6th of September 2014. Tickets cost £50 for a welcome cocktail and five courses, and are now available HERE

The Colour Palate | 71 Blandford St, Marylebone, W1U 8AB

Enjoy interesting pop up experiences? Check out The Nudge’s guide to the best of pop up London this month.

The Colour Palate

Carousel, 71 Blandford Street, Central London, W1U 8AB