Luke’s new slow food restaurant for the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

New for 2017, Luke and Emma have created a new community cafe art event and restaurant for Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art. THE SMELTERY has a Slow Food ethos, where vegetables are given high status and we create delicious slow-cooked dishes with a strong Waiting Room influence.

Luke was commissioned to create the café as part of mima’s new direction and programme of Arte Util (Useful Art), which is explained (here). We have created a warm organic community dining room, with a large open theatre kitchen at one end of the gallery, and also host grand art banquets, live events and gigs in mima’s spectacular atrium.