PALADAR in Third Streaming is a food/art and community project that takes its inspiration from the Cuban paladares; it brings together the creative community of New York (and beyond) in the setting of Third Streaming’s Soho project and performance space. Invited guest chefs are visual artists, most of who have never introduced the concept of food or cooking into their artistic practice. The experience of working collaboratively with the Paladar team of chefs, wine curator and artistic director is often an enriching experience for participating artists. Several artists have begun introducing the medium of food and cooking into their overall artistic practice as a result of being invited to participate in the Paladar program. Artists are selected by Yona Backer, curator/producer and founding director of Third Streaming.

Paladar events provide a platform for artists to experiment with the art of cooking, and as informal gatherings, guests come to savor the cuisine and to enjoy the art of conversation, all presented in the creative and intimate setting of our gallery. Attendees are members of the creative community, tastemakers and individuals with an interest in the arts, all of who are drawn to the Paladar experience, one that resurrects the concept of New York’s “downtown”. 


Menu designed by the featured artist. 

Includes a special cocktail created in response to the theme of thePaladar.

Paladar wine curator, Charles von Herlich, owner of Von, the celebrated downtown bar and lounge, pairs specific wines with each course.

Playlist with CD produced by Third Streaming to highlight the evening’s theme and create a special vibe for the night.

Table setting and environment conceived by featured artist and curator, Yona Backer.


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