This month-long program of activities explores Spain and its regions through its foods, its traditional cuisine, and its new gastronomic creativity.
"Eat Spain Up!" is a cultural initiative that will bring the food and culture of Spain to Washington, D.C. audiences from September 21 through October 29 at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain, 2801 16th St NW.
The program includes exhibitions, discussions, screenings, lectures and much more, accompanied by tastings of regional foods and wines, iconic and avant-garde Spanish dishes. With chefs, producers, designers, food experts and writers we invite you to explore the country’s most precious cultural expression: its gastronomy.
A double exhibit on Design & Food by Spanish designer Manuel Estrada will serve as the framework for the program “Eat Spain Up!”:
Estrada Design Kitchen
A retrospective of Manuel Estrada’s work on and around food. This exhibition explores the Spanish designer’s conceptual work at pulling apart the everyday elements of food we take for granted, transforming them into works of art. Estrada’s design with food includes food packaging, corporate imaging, print and digital publications.
Spain's Eleven. Eleven Gastronomy Icons from Spain
A journey across Spain’s geography through its most relevant foods, from cheese and wine to olive oil, its fish preserves or its coveted ham. The collection of photographs by various artists highlights the iconic foods of Spain and their relationship to the land and the people. This exhibition is designed by Manuel Estrada for Foods and Wines from Spain.