Food Of The Week: Cultural fine dining is quite an art

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There's no need to go hungry when sating your cultural appetite. Check out these top-notch restaurants in galleries, theatres, concert halls and museums around the world.

The curtain has been raised at the relaunched Brasserie in the Park, Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester (01243 782219; cft.org.uk), where you can enjoy beetroot-cured salmon, grain mustard and horseradish emulsion before taking in a show at one of the theatre's two stages.

Attend a performance at Porto's futuristic concert hall, then take a seat in the venue's stylish Restaurante Kool, Casa da Musica, Avenida da Boavista, 604-610, Porto (00 351 220 120 200; restaurantekool.com), where carpaccio of cod and salmon with roasted-pepper vinaigrette are on the menu.

Study the works of Spanish avant garde artist Julio Gonzalez, then dine in Michelin-starred style at Restaurante La Sucursal, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Guillem de Castro 118, Valencia (00 34 963 746 665; restaurantelasucursal.com), where the culinary works of art include creamy rice with cockles, razor clams and octopus carpaccio.

The traditional Flemish dish of eels in green sauce is on the menu at the Museum Brasserie, Museum of Fine Art, Rue de la Régence 3, 1000 Brussels (00 32 2 508 35 80; museumfood.be), where you can see the paintings of Renaissance master Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

Appreciate the collection of 19th and 20th-century Austrian and German works of art before indulging in Viennese specialities, including Sachertorte, at Café Sabarsky, Neue Galerie, 1048 Fifth Avenue, New York (001 212 628 6200; neuegalerie.org).

Browse Musée du Quai Branly's collection of more than 250,000 objects relating to the art, culture and civilisations of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas before dining on slow-cooked pork cheek with truffle mash in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower at Les Ombres, 27 Quai Branly, Paris (00 33 1 47 53 68 00; lesombres-restaurant.com).

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