When: 16th October 2014, 7pm – 10pm
Where: The Geffrye, 136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA
£: Tickets cost £50 and should be booked in advance (firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 7749 6024). BYOB to accompany the meal.
What is it?
Food Through the Ages is a special evening event at The Geffrye, combining historical food and interiors.
Guests will step back in time to experience how previous generations dined, set against the atmospheric backdrop of the museum. After exploring the period rooms from 1600 to the present day, guests will be served up a feast spanning the centuries. The menu will feature an historical drink on arrival, canapés and a three-course meal.
Food highlights will include fried quail egg and bacon on toast from the 16th century, and ‘Salmagundi’, which is an exotic 17th century salad of carved beetroot, cold chicken, anchovies, eggs, pearl onions, green beans, grapes, leaves and flowers.
Kate Colquhoun, food historian and author of Taste – The Story of Britain through its Cooking, will introduce each course with intriguing stories and fascinating snippets. The Food Through the Ages event is part of a year-long programme of special events to mark the centenary of The Geffrye museum and the tri-centenary of its almshouse buildings. The event is devised in partnership with Funthyme Dining and Events.
Set in elegant 18th century buildings surrounded by gardens in Shoreditch, East London, The Geffrye explores the home from 1600 to the present day, focusing on the living rooms of the urban middle classes in England, particularly London. A series of period rooms and gardens show how such homes have been used and furnished over time, reflecting changes in society and patterns of behavior, as well as style, fashion and taste.
More info: www.geffrye-museum.org.uk