When you stop by Dinner with the Band, chef Sam Mason cooks up more than a meal –It’s a dinner and a show. Sam Mason invites viewers and band into his loft to pair high falootin’ culinary delights with musical performances by acclaimed indie music artists. And we don’t mean just a Happy Meal in front of a music video, we are talking about intimate performances by Les Savy Fav, Andrew WK, Final Fantasy (a.k.a. Owen Pallet), and Yacht.
The food is a far cry from the typical fare for a band on the run, too. Sam Mason’s unique take on New American cuisine means dishes like Big Gun Falafel and Death Metal Steaks with Cotton Puree are on the menu. But who doesn’t want to eat something that sounds more like a surrealist work of art than an entree and side? Here are a few clips from the show to whet your appetite.
Here’s Chef Sam cooking up some strudel with Rufus Wainwright:
In this Chef Sam makes Andrew WK sing for his supper:
The music may have overshadowed the food when My Brightest Diamond performed:
Dinner with the Band airs on IFC regularly. The next show is on at 2 a.m. ET on Sept 4.