Taste Your Way Around the World at Tastes of the Panorama: Aug 23

Aug 20, 2018

Story Location:
127 West Rodney French Blvd.
New Bedford  Massachusetts
United States

On August 23, 6 to 9 pm, explore fine fare and enjoy spirited sounds inspired by  ports of call depicted in the New Bedford Whaling Museum's incredible Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World. Tastes of the Panorama takes place at Kilburn Mill, the site of the blockbuster exhibition “A Spectacle in Motion: THE ORIGINAL,” at 127 West Rodney French Blvd. in New Bedford.Tickets are $40. Click here to reserve or call 508-997-0046.

Taste your way around the world with small bites featuring flavorful traditional Portuguese fare representing the Azores; delicate seafood embodying the bounty of the sea; unique tastes of the Pacific Islands with Polynesian dishes; and the savory tastes of Brazil.

Celebrate diverse cultures with an evening full of music and dance unique to locales represented in the Panorama, including Cape Verdean music, performed by the talented Candida Rose and band; energetic sounds of the sea by the New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus; captivating Polynesian dance by the renowned Lola Matta; and electrifying sounds of Brazilian Jazz by the Debra Mann Quartet.

The Grand Panorama is a 1,275-foot-long depiction of a voyage around the world through the eyes of a 19th –century whaler. This incredible artwork is on temporary view now through October 8 at Kilburn Mill in New Bedford. It reveals New Bedford as a global cosmopolitan hub with connections to the rest of the world through the whaling industry. The painting illustrates the path of expanding hegemony of the United States through American commerce worldwide in remote and “exotic” ports and landfalls. Among the locales depicted are the Azores, the Cape Verde Islands, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Horn, Juan Fernandez Island, the Marquesas, Tahiti, and Hawaii. Details of the ports – their geography, inhabitants, architecture, and maritime infrastructure – are vividly represented in the painting. In its very structure, the Panorama represents the connections between these far-flung locations and different cultures forged by the American enterprise of whaling. The Tastes of the Panorama event will honor and celebrate the many cultures that have had a lasting influence on the region.