One For The Road

Dinner With a Grizzly Bear

Chris Taylor, bassist of the indie rock band and cookbook author, shared a few song *and* recipe selections for your next dinner party.

Photo Credit: Tom Hines

After a five-year hibernation, the band Grizzly Bear is back with a new album called “Painted Ruins.” To celebrate, we actually asked bandmate — and frequent cook — Chris Taylor to craft his ideal meal… along with some song pairings.

First Course

Song: Dungen – “Peri Banu vid sjön”

Meal: Birth On The Forest Floor

Miso roasted potatoes, pickled dandelion greens, a soft boiled egg, death trumpet mushroom dust. (Pictured below.)

Second Course

Song: Wayne Shorter – “Ponta de Areia”

Meal: Bacchus Harvest

A celebration of spring lettuce and micro greens, radish sprouts, nasturtium, fennel pollen, kumquat reduction.

Third Course

Song: Iasos – “Rainbow Canyon”

Meal: Necklace Nebula

Inspired by: the Necklace Nebula. Crème fraîche, raspberry compote, lavender, cocoa nibs, and fig [fig not pictured].

Bonus Song

Grizzly Bear – “Systole”