What's So Great About Picasso?

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

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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