The Vexation of the Oak King was the second narrative dinner in an ongoing series. The first is the undocumented show Viable Seed done at Ripe in Portland in 2006. Vexation was designed to be performed on the Summer Solstice in conjunction with Museum of Contemporary Craft's Bowl Show. The dinner was created in collaboration with Stacey Givens chef and farmer at Side Yard Farms and sommelier Tom Champine. A series of texts were read before each course. The pots were made specifically for the dinner with each bowl acting as a panel of the entire story.