October 14, 2011

The King of Joseon Dynasty Comes to New York

On October 3rd, I had the pleasure of attending the King of Joseon in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Accompanying me was Gael Towey, Chief Creative and Editorial Director at MSLO.  It was a celebration of traditional Korean cuisine and culture, focusing on the Joseon dynasty that spanned five centuries.

The evening benefitted the Every Woman Every Child effort that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon heads.  The program aims on saving the lives of woman and children around the world, by providing education, healthcare, and improved living conditions for those in need.  The evening consisted of a traditional fan dance by National Dance Company and then a walk of costumes designed by Hye-soon Kim.  It was then followed by the King's Dinner, an elaborate multi-course meal featuring traditional cuisine eaten by the royal court, created by Bok Ryo Han and Hye Soon Kim.