What’s So Great About Picasso?

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! teams up with the Art Institute to explore Picasso's work

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Pablo Picasso's name has come to be synonymous with art itself, but to the uninitiated, the allure of his work may seem elusive. Here was a guy who used weird shapes to represent everything from women to war (and seemed like a jerk most of the time). Explore the reasons why Picasso has become known as one of the world's greatest artists during a "What's So Great About Artista" dinner at Lincoln Park's Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! (2024 N. Halsted St.) on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

The six-course Spanish tapas-style dinner will be created by executive chef Tim Cottini and paired with Spanish wines, sherries and brandies. Some menu highlights: olive oil-poached tuna with oven-dried tomato and goat cheese, lobster bisque with saffron pasta, and bacon-wrapped monkfish over red wine onions. During dinner, a guest lecturer from the Art Institute of Chicago will present a slide-illustrated discussion about Picasso's singular contributions to the world of modern art.

The cost of the "What's So Great About Picasso" dinner is $65 per person and starts at 6PM. Call Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! at 773-935-5000 to make a reservation.

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