Themed Dinner 1: Under the Olive Trees

This restaurant is an essential component of Urban Foodshed that looks at the future of the city of Seoul through the lens of food—which results from the interaction of water, land, air, and energy—as well as problems
surrounding its production, distribution, consumption and recycling. Four of the top chefs from Eden restaurant in Chennai will reside in Seoul during the Biennale, offering vegetarian dishes from southern India at the restaurant. Every Saturday, farmers, botanists, entomologists, soil biologists, environmentalists, administrators, etc. will eat together with visitors and discuss food related issues, such as urban farming, biodiversity, seed sovereignty, farming and climate change, genetically modified food, shrinking bee populations, and sustainable
agriculture. A variety of dishes from Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine to dishes made with Korean weeds, wild beans, and native ingredients will be prepared for these themed dinners by different chefs depending on the cuisine. The number of attendees will be limited for all meals, so reservations must be made through the Biennale website.

Themed Dinner 1: Under the Olive Trees

Theme: Agriculture and Climate Change
Menu: Greek foods
Talk: Nicolas Netien (Atsas Organic Farm), “Going Beyond Sustainable: The Global Case for Agro-ecology”
Host: Melina Nicolaides (EM.MENA project curator)
Interpretation: Kyunghee Lee

Nicolas Netien