Artist's Palate: Allen Jones' Rubens sandwich

plate with sandwich and cucumber
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(Image credit: Gustav Almestål)

British artist Allen Jones is best known for his pop-fetishist sculptures. His fantasy evening out imagines familiar names from the art world in alluring new combinations: ‘For a Goode night out, Dine at Bower House in Scottland. As an aperitif, try our Ramos Fizz, a little beauty. Or drink Beau de l’aire from our Wells in Skye. Start with Eggs Gauguin spiced with some Vargas sauce, followed by Boeuf Waddington, either rare or with a pinch of salt. Try our Rubens sandwich with a César salad on the side. Finish with František cupcakes or a Baselitz Blitz cocktail. Have a Kapoor Weiwei tea or a Mucha coffee. Light entertainment is provided by Frank Stella, who will tell you all the tittle Tuttle. Similar arrangements are available at the Bell Inn near Jones Beach.’

2 slices rye bread
2 tbs butter
2 tbs thousand island dressing
4 thin slices cooked corned beef brisket, about 80g
3 tbs sauerkraut, drained
2 slices Swiss cheese

Butter both slices of bread. Place one slice, butter side down, on a board, and spread with a tablespoon of thousand island dressing. Lay the beef slices on top, followed by the sauerkraut, and then the cheese. Spread with the second tablespoon of thousand island. Top with the second slice of bread , butter side up. Heat a drying frying pan on a medium flame. Place the sandwich in the pan and cook for approximately three mins on each side, pressing it into the pan with a fish slice. Serve hot with a pickled cucumber...


Photography: Gustav Almestål. Interiors: Benjamin Kempton. Entertaining Director: Melina Keays

Melina Keays is the entertaining director of Wallpaper*. She has been part of the brand since the magazine’s launch in 1996, and is responsible for entertaining content across the print and digital platforms, and for Wallpaper’s creative agency Bespoke. A native Londoner, Melina takes inspiration from the whole spectrum of art and design – including film, literature, and fashion. Her work for the brand involves curating content, writing, and creative direction – conceiving luxury interior landscapes with a focus on food, drinks, and entertaining in all its forms