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Dinners of the Past: Shakespeare’s London
September 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$95 – $125
Listing as per Museum of Food and Drink and Edible History, organizers of Dinners of the Past: Shakespeare’s London:
Join us for September’s Dinners of the Past as we take a look into the city life and palate of sixteenth century England under the reign of famed Tudor monarchs such as Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and James I.
While recovering from years of plague, London grew into a booming metropolis. As horse drawn carriages crowded the streets, and Londoners packed Saint Paul’s Cathedral and playhouses such as the Globe Theatre, England stood on the precipice of colonial expansion in a rapidly changing world.
Diners can expect to taste some of the dishes mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays, such as Marchpane and a Sallet of Herbs and Petals, as well as other foods more common to the era, such as Tarte Owte of Lent, Spinnege Fritters, and a Cockenthrice, one of Henry VIII’s favorite banquet dishes.
Find out what the Bard may have eaten to motivate himself through a bout of writer’s block in Early Modern London!
General Admission doors at 6:30 pm. Program begins promptly at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $95.
VIP Entrance at 6:00 PM: Exclusive cocktail hour with Historian Victoria Flexner and Chefs Jay Reifel (Edible History) and John Hutt (MOFAD) to learn about the dishes and the process behind Dinners of the Past. VIP guests will each receive a take-home gift specifically crafted for Thursday evening’s dinner. Tickets are $125.
For more details and to purchase tickets to Dinners of the Past: Shakespeare’s London, click: www.mofad.org/events/2018/9/20/dinners-of-the-past-shakespeares-london